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An extra special delivery saw the arrival of my new sit/stand wheelchair. It’s something I’ve been wanting for such a long time and it’s finally here.

For those of you who don’t know, it is amazing and allows me to be sitting one minute, and with my carers strapping me in and pressing some buttons, I miraculously am then transformed mechanically from a sitting to a standing position. This allows me to then be upright, stretch my legs and back and it feels awesome.

For the first time in a long time, Steve and I were able to stand facing each other without him having to physically support me at all. It was such a wonderful experience for both of us.

After so many years of just sitting, I began with a 5 minute stand to help strengthen my neck and straighten my spine and I’m now up to 25 minutes. I work on this every day, and whilst it’s hard, I’m determined to get moving again. It also has a lay down option so I can meditate and, with the help of my carers, do some arm exercises, such as flies and presses. I never would have thought I’d be doing these types of basic exercises again however I am starting to slowly improve.

Check out the videos to see what the sit/stand wheelchair is like. I even took it out and was dancing to music when visiting a local cafe. In the arms video it shows my amazing physio Jo Mack helping me with my exercises. Just imagine what will happen when I can pick up a weight. What a day that would be!

As always, I love hearing from everyone. Please leave messages below in the comments xx

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  • Xantya says:

    What an inspiration you are!! Imagine all the things you will become capable of doing in time xo

  • Shirley says:

    We are so proud of you darling. It takes will and determination. Our love and thoughts are with you every Mum and Dad xoxo ❤️

  • Tina Brunet says:

    I love you Leanne! You are a power house and your smile is everything. Thank you for being such a beacon in our world and for your enthusiasm and zest for life.

  • Shelley says:

    You are a champion Leanne! Still pushing youself to the limit! Thank you for being inspiring and sharing your story and gr it and determination with us! Xo

  • Mitch says:

    Wow that’s amazing you look so happy to be able to get up and down, love the dancing!!!
    I’ll be over in my day off in Sunday to check out the new chair xxx

  • Patrick says:

    Leanne, these videos just show what an awesome and inspirational person you are. Keep on being awesome and strong ?? ❤️

  • Cheryl williams says:

    You inspire so many people , keep up the great work , you and Steve are unstoppable, most amazing couple ever . Lots of love Cheryl and Glenn

  • Geri says:

    Great videos showing how hard you are working and a great team with you
    So proud
    Always emotional
    Love the upper limb exercises with the therapist- don’t let those muscles give up Leanne
    Again thanks for sharing this we us
    Love Geri

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