I’m a 64 year old person who became disabled 4 years ago from what is called Charcot foot. A disease which has left me unable to walk unassisted, I use various devices ranging from a manual wheel chair, crutches, a small mobility scooter. None of which work outdoors very well. I cannot manage steps with any of the device’s I have. I had always been a very active outdoor person fishing, hunting, camping, working around the outside of my home. Those and other simple tasks that most people take for granted are things I want to start doing again. Think about something as simple as taking your trash out to the curb, easy you’d say. Not so for someone like me, its an event that takes me an hour to accomplish. But doing so puts me in agonizing pain that lasts for hours.
My wife of 45 years has to mow our grass, and do the things a husband should be doing. Its a burden on her to take care of my medical needs, plus the house, I want or a better way to say it is I need to become the husband and man I once was. Not a useless cripple in a wheelchair. That’s not me, yes I am handicapped but I will crawl, scratch, do whatever I have to to accomplish a goal. Nothing will keep me down, nothing, I shoveled snow on my knees last winter so my wife didn’t have to be in the cold.
I know its just me feeling sorry for myself on the days I can’t face the world. But I can’t hide from the face in the mirror each day when I shave and struggle to reach for my razor or toothpaste. I’m still a human being who wants to feel like I count and can be a productive person. As each day passes that hope dims as I watch myself degrade even farther from lack of hope.
What I’m asking for is a Track-Chair that will allow me to move freely about outside and to assist me in standing. Its an all terrain wheel chair with tracks instead of wheels. It can raise a person to a standing position while allowing you to traverse any type of obstacle, grass, dirt, snow, water, gravel, its freedom. I’m a proud person who has never asked anyone for anything, made my own way thru life, but I have no other hope then this plea for help. Anything that you can do will be greatly appreciated. Thank you for reading my story and may God Bless.
Donations should go to PAYPAL.ME/TRACKCHAIR