It enables us to visit family, go to antique shops and shows, get to doctor appointments and to just go shopping. My wife used to get "cabin fever" but no more.
I can drive myself. Able to get in the vehicle and exit with the push of a button. Independence.
My disability had worsened that I could no londer get into a car. I had just made up my that I would never go anywhere again. They would bring me to the car ... with a wheelchair. The last time was on Christmas Eve, they had a stool balancing on the curb. Their idea was to get me out of the wheelcair onto the stool and have others pull me into the car and other moving the stool and get my legs into the car. Never again!!
As your title name reflects mobility, to be able to leave my home and not have to also think of it as my prison. To be able to visit stores and ... choose my own clothes, and not have to rely on other people's choice of what they think you should wear. To be able to make an appointment to meet a friend and know you can make it without having to rely on taxi's or friends who don't always have the ability to transport a wheelchair.
The conversion van has allowed my husband and our family the ability to continue to enjoy excursions and adventures in the great out of doors. Getting to ... doctor's appointments or our grandchild's dance recital or a sporting event are all important to my husbands staying in touch with life outside the four walls of our home. Besides, he loves to shop, and when he and his caregiver take off we never ever know what he is going to come home with except some thoughtful purchases and a big smile.
It has given me my freedom to travel independently. I can take myself shopping, to medical appointments, and to go places for leisure. My husband and I just ... completed a 6,000 plus mile trip. I have aggressive cancer and this trip was high on my bucket list. Without the van entering and exiting a car would be tedious and I could not have taken my motorized wheelchair. I would have had to depend on my husband to push me in a transport chair. That would have been so very depressing. I love the freedom my mobility van gives me.