My scooter has changed my life

Karen's story - Karen worked with EASIE Living and her Mana Whaikaha Connector to receive Lotteries funding for a new mobility scooter.

My leg was amputated below the knee in 2017 which meant that walking was difficult for me. Working with Enable, EASIE Living and my physio, I applied for a mobility scooter to help me get to and from work.

I was on a lunch break when I read the email telling me I had been successful with my application. One of my work mates came in and I read the email, I was over the moon.

Life is so much easier for me with my mobility scooter, using it to get to work every day, and to get to my physio and swimming. It feels wonderful to have the freedom on a Sunday to ride around my neighbourhood.

I would like to thank my Connector and the EASIE Living Centre for all their help to make this all possible for me.

I would also like to thank Lotto; without the Lotto funding for my scooter I would never have the independence and freedom I have now.

It has made a huge difference in my life!!!!!

Image of Karen sitting on her mobility scooter