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    Hi folks

    Advise please if you could.

    Have WAV and hate riding in power chair in back of the car. On a decent journey it’s so uncomfortable it’s intolerable. Husband having to picked me up and put me in front passenger seat. Lovely for me but no good for his back. Considering a transfer person hoist but soooo expensive.

    Wondering if anyone knows if at what stage with MND you can no longer sit in a car seat then the whole idea a waste of money.

    Thank you all,
    Let’s keep smiling together x

    #2
    Hi Shirl.
    I guess the reality is when you can no longer transfer onto the passenger seat with or without equipment.Could you ask MND Association if they could make a grant to fund equipment If not available by a physio or OT.?
    Best wishes
    Mary

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      #3
      Shirl This is just the thing that the MNDA would give a grant towards.

      Look at www.pbconversions.co.uk and www.cowalmobility.co.uk and give them a call. I have used both and was very pleased.

      Richard
      Richard

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        #4
        Hi Shirley,
        I have a hoist to get into the car and it is brilliant. I know what you mean about a WAV - we looked at that and didn’t fancy it. Now at least i can travel in comfort. We used a company called Autochair _ they came out, checked our car and gave me a go in theirs. I couldn’t believe how easy it was. Well worth the expense as i can continue to use it as i get worse. Downside is - I still have to navigate!!!! Good luck.

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          #5
          Originally posted by Sarahw View Post
          Hi Shirley,
          Downside is - I still have to navigate!!!!


          Richard

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            #6
            I'm going to get a WAV then I can put wheelchair inside with or without Stephen in it. Might even keep chair in there.

            it is difficult to know what to do for best but I'm going to look at some second hand. Not looking forward to it at all. Last time I looked at buying a car the salesman was more interested in telling me about the radio! 😠

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              #7
              Good luck with your WAV search Denise. Some ex Motability WAVs get auctioned and you will see some in some Motability or other specialist shops and I’ve seen some of these selling on eBay. Please let us know how you get on. Lynne x
              ALS diagnosed November 2017, limb onset. For the 4 yrs previously I was losing my balance.

              I'm staying positive and taking each day as it comes.

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                #8
                Shirl If you had a person lift to seat you, would that still be in a WAV - you up front and powerchair secured in the back? xx
                ​Diagnosed 03/2007. Sporadic Definite ALS/MND Spinal (hand) Onset.
                Eye gaze user - No functional limbs - No speech - Feeding tube - Overnight NIV.

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                  #9
                  Similar question for you Sarahw Is your lift on an ordinary car or in a WAV? I think those lifts are a great idea! xx
                  Last edited by Ellie; 6 August 2021, 17:55.
                  ​Diagnosed 03/2007. Sporadic Definite ALS/MND Spinal (hand) Onset.
                  Eye gaze user - No functional limbs - No speech - Feeding tube - Overnight NIV.

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                    #10
                    Hi Ellie

                    Yes have WAV so power chair in the back. Had demo this morning. Hoist brilliant piece of kit but approx £2600. Don’t qualify for financial help from Mobility but they agreed I could have the mobility car adapted. But also seems very wise to get assessment from my OT. My MND advancing very quickly - every single week something changes and it’s a matter of trying to assess as to what stage would it be unsuitable for me and therefore cost out-weighs length of time able to use it.

                    Dilemma 😟😟😟

                    Shirl xx

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                      #11
                      Shirl, I think that the difference the lift would make to your comfort in the car is exactly the type of improvement in our quality of life which all those people raising money for the MNDA would like their donations spent.

                      Why not apply for a grant from the MNDA, see what happens. xx
                      ​Diagnosed 03/2007. Sporadic Definite ALS/MND Spinal (hand) Onset.
                      Eye gaze user - No functional limbs - No speech - Feeding tube - Overnight NIV.

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                        #12
                        Shirl I am sure the MNDA will help do contact them and stress the urgency

                        Richard
                        Richard

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                          #13
                          Thanks to all. Will get in touch with the MNDA and see what the outcome is.

                          Keep smiling all xx

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                            #14
                            I have an ordinary car and the guys can more or less tell you over the phone if your car is adaptable

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                              #15
                              Thanks Sarahw xx
                              ​Diagnosed 03/2007. Sporadic Definite ALS/MND Spinal (hand) Onset.
                              Eye gaze user - No functional limbs - No speech - Feeding tube - Overnight NIV.

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