While most of us have been under pressure at one time or other—and we may have even been sore about it—how many of us have had pressure sores? Sometimes called pressure ulcers, these open sores on the skin occur when a person sits or reclines for too long without a shifting his or her body weight.
Robert Scott lived with these sores—caused from sitting in his old wheelchair for up to ten hours a day without being able to adequately shift his weight. He needed a new power chair—one that would allow him to shift his weight and elevate his legs so he wouldn't develop sores on his feet. He also needed a custom seating system to allow him the freedom to sit at his computer for significant periods of time without discomfort.
Alternatives in Motion raised the money necessary to give Robert what he needed. And wow—is he happy! He says, "I have had five surgeries for pressure sores and [related] complications…since July 2000. I am looking forward to being able to get up in a chair that will fit me correctly and allow me to have my life back, as active as I can be again."
While Robert may still feel pressure once in awhile—it won't be from his wheelchair.