Disabled war veteran Michael Trost was unable to work on or even get out to parts of his six-acre property for more than four years, until he received his Extreme X8. Now he’s able to access all areas of his farm, despite the uneven terrain.
“Recently I had 17 guys that I served with in Iraq come to the farm for a reunion. The team worked on projects all over the farm. I was able to manoeuvre all over the property and participate with my guys!”
Michael is rediscovering his “dignity, independence and freedom” in his Extreme X8. His powerchair has enabled him to get back to doing what he loves, hunting and fishing, and chase his dreams farming hops.”‘
“I am a farmer,” said Michael. “I might be a disabled veteran, but now that I’ve returned, I also wanted to start using my land to farm for hops. My plan is to commercially grow hops for local microbreweries.
“But this was impossible in my old chair. It made every small problem a big one.”
Michael is keenly attached to the land. He is an avid fly-fisherman, and actively hunted deer and duck. Again, being limited in his old chair he found himself frustrated and challenged.
“Most places are simply not accessible,” said Michael. “It’s difficult to access a lot of business. And simple things like curbing and sidewalks have ingress and egress issues.”
“With my Magic Mobility Extreme X8, I can cover all the uneven terrain,” explained Michael. “This powerchair has given me such amazing freedom.”
Michael most values the 4-wheel drive attribute of his powerchair. This helps users to get to more places on their big farms and properties, just like Michael now can.
“The tyres work great in fields and rough terrain. Thanks for giving me freedom and independence!”
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