MARK SHEDLIN IN THE U.S.A.
Mark was an airline pilot until he was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 1994. At first he had trouble walking, then used a cane, then a walker, and as it became worse and he lost control of most of his body, he began using wheelchairs.
By 2006 he was severely diminished. He was getting infections and bed sores, was developing lung problems, and his legs had withered to the bone. He needed help getting from bed to the wheelchair and back, and his life had been reduced to a mere handful of very small experiences. He felt he was dying.
But Mark is a fighter and went online in search of something that would give him some freedom. He found grotesquely, criminally over-priced wheelchairs going for $30,000 - $35,000 and thought, “I could buy a Lexus for that. How can they justify those prices?”
Then he discovered “The Genie Standing Power Chair” built by a little company in the U.K. He ordered one and it changed his life. It allowed him to stand up and talk to people and change his positions when he was uncomfortable. He got the tone back in his legs and the infections and digestion problems went away.
Suddenly he was able to travel and his life was back. Since getting the chair he’s been on dinner cruises on boats, up the Palm Springs Tramway to the top of the mountain, he’s been on the San Francisco Harbor Cruise, on “Hop On-Hop Off” buses, up the Oregon Coast, to Canada, to the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument, to Florida, and more. He says he “Owes it all to the Genie Standing Power Chair.”
It changed his life so much that he spent two years getting the rights for distribution in the U.S.A. so that he could get this affordable, life-changing technology in the hands of the tens of thousands of people suffering from similar disabilities.
Click here to watch an interview with Mark.