My chair and its relatives

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My chair and its relatives

Hey! I've got "new" wheels.

My chair is a reborn wonder from CReATE (Citizens Reutilizing Assistive Technology Equipment), a part of Utah State University (at 1595 W 500 S, Salt Lake City UT). Ken and Zachary made it happen. Their patience, dedication and plain hard work produced my miracle.

I am not one for naming gadgets and appliances (a business partner in Australia had his computers named "Curley, Moe and Larry" and by inference I was blamed for computer Larry's shortcomings). However in this case "Phoenix" comes to mind having seen where my wheels have come from, a farm of spares waiting to be reborn.

Each of the donated chairs at CReATE is a silent witness of service to a disabled person, who was just that much better off from its use. In many cases they have moved to newer versions of their appliances, in others they have passed on, and their chairs have been donated by family.

My previous chair was failing short of its expected life. Designed mostly for indoor, protected use, it had experienced the demands of a real estate agent working in extremes of climate in Utah. Wheels with worn tread, bearings collapsed and a blown charger as well as end of life for batteries were a few of its challenges.

Now Phoenix, resplendent with comfortable cloth seat, and new batteries has me at the Real Estate "starting gate" with everyone else - a real tribute to CReATE and its dedicated staff.

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Rainer
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Mary Macy
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Great to see what is being done looks like a good cause and a great organization, thanks for sharing

Aug 29, 2011 04:10 PM #1
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Roger D. Mucci
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Lets shake things up at your home today!

Excellent...........nothing like a new set of wheels to get you back in the game at ready to go at the starting gate.

Aug 29, 2011 10:56 PM #2
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Kim Boekholder Utah Real Estate
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Awesome Larry!

 

I know you're busy enjoying life as you always do.  Best wishes to you!!! 

Aug 30, 2011 02:40 AM #3
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Sussie Sutton
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Looks like a great piece of equipment....don't go speeding around now!

Aug 30, 2011 11:04 AM #4
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Larry O'Sullivan
Sandy, UT

I'm as happy as a pig in mud (with appropriate apologies to animals of the porcine variety). Challenges in mobility add to worry. Reliability makes for self assurance. Love the surge of power provided by the new batteries. I still manage to rearrange the furniture as I pass through. Rugs on polished floor are still tricky.

Aug 30, 2011 07:59 PM #5
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Judi Boad
ACCURATE REALTY GROUP - Seattle, WA

Hi Larry~ Glad to hear you have been revved up and recharged for what lies ahead! We all need that throughout the year, making it happen is the challenge!

Best regards from Seattle,

Aug 31, 2011 08:54 AM #6
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