Meet Mary F.

Seattle, WA - Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) T10
DOB 1/11/48
Age: 58 years

Diagnosis: Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) T10 in March 2001, Mary suffered a spinal injury as a pedestrian in a vehicle accident.

Present equipment: Quickie 2 manual wheelchair
Seating: ROHO pressure relief cushion


  • Back pain and immobility, neck and spinal fusion and rod in spine
  • Transfers with a little assistance, pushing need help going up hills. She requires standby assist and transfers independently.

Mary requires the assistance of her sister to push her up the van ramp.


  • Improve posture and alignment
  • Relieve and manage back and shoulder pain
  • Provide functional independent mobility
    • Going up ramps and inclines
    • Had been dependent on her sister since the accident


The Independence that Mary enjoys!

  • Gets into and out of her van by herself-she loves her independence
  • When coming down hills or ramp, descent assist helps decrease her hand “burn”
  • When going up an incline, the hill holders allow her to take a cell phone call!
  • She encountered cobblestone streets and switched gear to deal with rough terrain - Mary states was amazed
  • Can push the steep hills in Seattle and Pike’s Place Market
  • Minimal stress to her arms and shoulders using
  • She now travels frequently and to numerous places

Prepared by:
Delia "Dee Dee" Freney-Bailey, OTR/L, ATS
Clinical Consultant
Office: 510-581-2904 Cell: 510-828-8529 FAX: 510-885-1353