Woman Got Wheelchair, But No Way To Use It

By Dave Reynolds, Inclusion Daily Express (subscribe)

CRAWLEY, ENGLAND--Linda Critton says she's devastated because National Health Service officials last week took away her electric wheelchair, which she had for six months but never got to use.

Critton told the Surrey Mirror that she had been given the wheelchair in November after her doctor ordered it so she could enjoy independence and freedom following two strokes.

But Critton never got to use the wheelchair.

That's because no ramp was installed to allow her to get out the door.

"I'm devastated that it's been taken away from me," she said. "I badly need an electric chair for my freedom. Everyone has a right to get around."

"It's a terrible waste."

NHS officials said they could not comment on individual cases.

"'I'm devastated my wheelchair has been taken away'" (Surrey Mirror)

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I have a comment on this poor lady having her electric wheelchair taken away. I was oked by Medicare and had a ramp built for a Hoveround electric wheelchair. One year later Medicare wrote me a letter saying they were not going to pay for the chair I had been useing over a year. Thank God for Hoveround they are going to take Medicare to court if that is what it takes. They fully rep. me with Doctor's orders in hand. So people don't take this,you didn't asked to be handicap. Raise hell about it call or write every elected offical in your distric. If you have to make you a sign and sit in front of there building's and tell anyone who will listen you're story. You are a living person you have right's. Don't ball up and die like they won't you to do. Live! God bless you

Posted by: Ron Williams on May 20, 2006 05:21 PM

Ron (above) writes, "Thank God for Hoveround they are going to take Medicare to court if that is what it takes. "

Be sure to let us know what happens and when Medicare has paid up!

Posted by: teresa on May 21, 2006 09:32 AM

Sorry it took so long for me to comment. I would like to say; Teresa it's people like you who are a nit-picker that we who would be dead weight for the rest of us who are trying to march on. I don't roll over and play dead,I do things to help our brothers& sisters that are not able to fight for there rights.You on the other hand, want to forget what the point of the subject is. You have heard the old saying (if you don't have anything good to say keep your mouth shut) Thank you, and God bless you

Posted by: Ron Williams on June 7, 2006 05:23 PM

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