My father’s amazing recovery:
My father’s first stroke was quite minor and only affected his movement slightly, and he recovered to normal not long after that. His second stroke badly affected his left side, which he had to move with great difficulty and he hardly went out. His third stroke was a lot worse, as he couldn’t even feel his body from neck downwards and needed to use a gastrostomy feeding tube instead of eating normally. At the same time, doctors said he would be bedbounded forever because a large portion of his brain was damaged. They said there was nothing they can do to improve his life.
I am a believer of miracles and decided to make a change for him. We managed to help him recover 50% within 6 months through a series of mental and physical training (exercising with visualization), which later helped him to recover a lot. He is now able to sit well on a wheelchair and move with one arm. The feeding tube was also removed, and he can eat by himself. Even the doctors felt it was a miracle (Should you be interested to know more details about how he regained his independence, please feel free to contact us for details. We will be glad to share our personal experiences and knowledge with you.).
At first we pushed him with a manual wheelchair, but after a while I felt that by passively waiting for us to push his chair and doing almost nothing most of the day, it will not help him at all. I knew he needs a lightweight and compact power chair for daily use, so he can move around easily. After my father started to use the Foldawheel, I can see that he became more active and proud to go out. We also get him to use our standing wheelchair to improve health condition, and now he can grab something to stand up by himself. I have to emphasize that every effort and investment we made was worth it.