Q&A: How Do i get over my Fear of Wheelchairs?

Posted on 20. Jul, 2011 by Mobility Scooter Batteries in adjustable beds

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3 Responses to “Q&A: How Do i get over my Fear of Wheelchairs?”

  1. Sloan

    20. Jul, 2011

    that is weird.
    my sister is afraid of migets. like when she sees one, she screams and runs. she even did it when we had to go to court for some stuff..

    go sit in one. and have fun in it..
    i do it all the time at my moms hospital.

  2. Skyler J

    20. Jul, 2011

    First why are you so afraid of them? They are there to help the less fortunate get around…. They are chairs on wheels. If anything laugh at them cuz they are funny…Please do not laugh at the person but you know lol

  3. Ann

    20. Jul, 2011

    You need to remember that wheelchairs are just a mobility aid for the people sitting in them. You aren’t afraid of people who have to wear glasses are you? It is the same concept. I work for a company that sells and rents wheelchair accessible vans, http://www.mcmobilitysystems.com and http://www.abilityvanrentals.com, so I get to be exposed to wheelchair users from all walks of life. Some play sports, others do ballroom dancing, many are soccer moms…they are just regular people like you who happen to need a device to get from point A to point B.

    I think the most important remedy is exposure, but maybe not necessarily in a hospital environment. Go somewhere positive like a wheelchair sporting event or a 5K run for your local MS Society chapter. People in wheelchairs don’t want to be thought of as victims and they certainly don’t want to be feared!