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Meet Angelika from Germany

We have asked a Carbon Ultralight owner to tell us about her life with a rollator and how she deals with the mobility challenges in her daily life.

“I feel very good with it. Not old or disabled”

– Angelika on how she feels about her Carbon Ultralight rollator.

Walking with confidence

“When I walk with this rollator, I feel confident. I walk with it upright and confidently. I can’t imagine anyone saying: “look at that poor old handicapped woman.” Not at all. I feel good about it. I don’t think of myself as poor, old and sick. I walk with confidence.”

Style matters

“Lots of old people walk around with a rollator, but I’m still a little vain. That’s why I wanted a rollator that wasn’t like the others. Then I came across this rollator, which looked elegant. It’s chic. Doesn’t have all those cables sticking out. A great help for good walks.”

Feeling safe and healthy

“With the help of this rollator I feel much safer… I have also improved my health. I can walk more and more and I become stronger as a result. I am not afraid of falling anymore. I can hold on tight. I can take breaks any time. The walks become longer and longer.”

 

Meet Janneke from the Netherlands

We have asked a Carbon Ultralight owner to tell us about her life with a rollator and how she deals with the mobility challenges in her daily life.

“It just gives me a piece of freedom back”

– Janneke on how the Carbon Ultralight changed her life.

Acceptance

“It took me a long while to understand that the rollator really helped me out, and that is a good thing because now I have my freedom back. I can do the things I love because I’m not resistant anymore. I think the rollator has become a part of my life like riding my bike is.”

Overcoming ignorance

“People always have an idea about it. They don’t think twice before they yell something at you. Some people think I use it to get attention. But that is not true of course. They just don’t know and that’s something you have to accept. When I walk with this modern rollator I get less yelling. Most of the reactions I get now is about how good it looks and how fashionable it is.”

Bad days

“On my bad days I try to think of everything I still can do. I am happy I can go out. Even when I’m not walking, I can sit and see the people I want to see and I can talk to them. I can tell my story and that gives me energy to go on.”

Regaining freedom

“It took me about two months to realize I really needed it and to make it my own choice. When I used it I could do much more things than without using it. I was able to go out with friends again. In a way you can say I became more active because I used the rollator. It just gives me a piece of freedom back.”

Traveling with rollator

 

Meet Uli from Germany

We have asked a Carbon Ultralight owner to tell us about her life with a rollator and how she deals with the mobility challenges in her daily life.

“It was this rollator or no rollator”

– Uli, when she saw the Carbon Ultralight Rollator for the first time

Style matters

“When I walk with Bertha I often get addressed because of how wonderful she looks.”

Independence and freedom

“I am in a good mood when I walk with Bertha. She just “runs” in front of me and when I want to sit down I sit down. I no longer have to look for the next seating option when I am out walking. I have a lot of freedom and independence.”

Staying active

“We have had Bertha with us to Zurich, Los Angeles and a lot of other places. At first we were worries about how she would handle the flight, but we had no reason to worry. She did not even arrive as “bulky luggage” but along with the normal luggage.”

Why Bertha?

“Why did I decide to name her Bertha and why do I call it “her”? Well, when I saw her it was clear that she is a woman. She’s pink! And I am also a woman. Why should I walk around with an ‘objective creature’? I had to make it my own and make it personal.”

Travelling with Bertha