Hi I’m Beth, I’ve had the WHILL for less than a week so haven't had the chance to use it a lot, especially with the weather being so dreary.
This week was a week of firsts for me. I’ve not been able to go outside on my own for two years. I’m unable to propel a manual chair and have been unable to afford an electric one. So I was excited to be able to try out the WHILL. It did not disappoint.
My first adventure out was to go shopping for my brother’s birthday which is next week. This was so lovely as in the past I’ve had to ask someone else to pick him up something. Whilst I was out I was able to grab a coffee.
I took the bus, which was a breeze. The omni wheels make it so easy to manoeuvre into a small space. They also really helped when getting in and out of lifts.
The next day I decided I wanted to do some food shopping. I went down to the local shops which are about a 20 minute walk away. It was so nice to be able to be in the fresh air. I realised I hadn’t even crossed the road by myself in 2 years so I was really proud of myself for doing that!
I was super happy that I was able to do the food shopping for myself. Something which I enjoyed when I could walk.
I’m excited to see what new things I can get up to in the upcoming weeks.