Game Changers for Living with Paralysis

Quadriplegic and BraunAbility customer Kevin Leonard shares the products that have made living with paralysis easier.

Our good friends at MC Mobility in Dayton, shared a great blog with us that was written by one of their customers. Kevin Leonard has been a c6/c7 quadriplegic following a spinal cord injury 30 years ago. In that time he’s learned a thing or two about what products truly make a difference for a wheelchair user. In this blog, he lists the top seven “Game Changers for Living with Paralysis“, and his BraunAbility Entervan XT made the list. Here’s what he had to say:

5. Chrysler Town and County Entervan XT by BraunAbility

My next game changer is the Chrysler Entervan XT by BraunAbility. I searched extensively to find an accessible vehicle that was going to meet my needs. I mentioned my Permobil wheelchair in an earlier blog, and because this chair sits higher than other chairs, I knew I’d want a wheelchair van with extra head room. The helpful sales staff at MC Mobility in Dayton introduced me to the BraunAbility Entervan XT, which features a lowered floor and 56.5 inches of doorway height so I can easily enter and exit the van.

I would recommend that you work with a mobility specialist at a local dealer to make sure that you are getting all of the features that will make it easy and safe for you to enjoy your new ride.

Buying the van was a lot like buying the wheelchair. I had to find the one that fit me and suited my needs. In this particular case, I had to find the one that met the needs of the wheelchair I purchased.

I’ve had many different kinds of handicap vans over the year, and I like a minivan over a full-sized van for numerous reasons. They are inconspicuous, easier for people to drive, get better gas mileage and are easier with parking garages. There is nothing like getting out and seeing the world and for me, the Braun Entervan modification is the easiest and most comfortable way to do it. I would recommend that you work with a mobility specialist at a local dealer to make sure that you are getting all of the features that will make it easy and safe for you to enjoy your new ride.

Thank you, Kevin! We couldn’t have said it better! The rest of Kevin’s list includes his top picks for speaker phones, voice systems, electric wheelchairs and more. Click here to take a look!