Say HELLO to my new friend
Today I received a present! A big and totally unexpected one! It’s red, it has four wheels, and it’s fast. No – it’s not another wheelchair! It’s a mobility scooter!
The story behind the mobility scooter
Stories like the following one are a rare but powerful example that good people still do exist. My husband and I went to McDonald’s last week for lunch. While I was looking at the menu, a lady came to me and asked if I would be interested in a mobility scooter – for free! She was the caregiver of an older man, who wished to give his old mobility scooter to someone in need for it. So, after exchanging numbers, we went to the man’s home the next day.
To my surprise, Mister J was also affected by a type of Muscular Dystrophy. Mister J seemed to be the kind of person who prefers not to talk about his condition, though. He was happy that his caregiver had found a young woman like me to give the mobility scooter to. To be honest, I was not used to gifts and presents and felt a bit awkward. I offered Mister J tasty Swiss pralinés, and finally, a little smile appeared on the man’s face.
Time to test my new friend
The scooter is in perfect condition. Two new batteries and it runs like new again. 15 km/hour (9.32 mph) is way faster than my Permobil. Of course, I had to test the mobility scooter right away, and so I did a tour around Cap d’Antibes. Such a great feeling to feel the wind in my hair and to not worry about how long the batteries would last. Pure freedom!
I am so incredibly grateful for this gift of the universe! THANK YOU SO MUCH, Mister J and N, for your kindness and your big hearts!