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Old 10-16-2016, 07:18 PM
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It's been a bad year for the last 2 Vale men on this planet...

My days are numbered, cancer, 50/50 I make it another 2 years.
Last night, our only child, my 26 year old Son Kelvin was shot in a home invasion.
He's alive, but he will never have use of his legs again.

My sole task now is to come up with something really cool he can get around on so he doesn't give up, but also something to ease the burden on my wife.

I know there are a lot of new innovations out there, but I also know my son, he won't take being crippled long unless he can get around with style and dignity so if you guys don't mind, can you help me by finding some links for where the new tech is now so I have a place to start?

I would really appreciate it as this is really going to be hard on all of us, especially my wife.
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Old 10-16-2016, 08:54 PM
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I am so sorry about you son!
I found this for hand driving...
http://www.kempf-usa.com/
I will keep looking.
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Old 10-16-2016, 09:51 PM
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Oh no, this is just terrible news. We all hear about home invasions and now here it happens to the family of someone we all know and to your son. Very sorry to hear this and on top of that your diagnoses.
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Old 10-17-2016, 08:06 AM
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Default Re: Personal Transportation for my only child..

Sorry to hear about all this.

I know there are lots of different 3-wheel scooters around that do not use foot controls. Some look like a Ruckus, some like a classic Vespa, some look more modern.

But for stuff like shopping, he may need an electric mobility scooter instead. Or he may need to make sure that the place he goes to has mart-carts and easy access thereto.

Again, sorry to hear about this news. I hope fate goes much easier on you and your family from here on out.
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Old 10-17-2016, 11:16 AM
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I'm truly sorry to hear this... Please try to stay strong for your family!
I know that with the quality you put into all your builds, that you will be able to build him something special.
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Old 10-17-2016, 11:52 AM
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I've always admired your commitment to quality and sharing that is a reflection of your lifestyle. Sorry to hear of your troubles. Don't give up.
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Old 10-17-2016, 12:09 PM
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Default Re: Personal Transportation for my only child..

Thanks guys.
They finally took the breathing tube out today and he knows who beat, robbed and shot him.

We still don't know who the shooter was, Kelvins 'friend' who is a felon that cut his ankle monitor off brought him to Kelvins apartment.

I'm not really an 'eye for an eye' kinda guy, but boy would like to take his legs away before he goes back to prison, he ruined my son life for $500 and a cell phone.

If he just wants to get out side and ride around I'll just build another E-trike like this for him.



I'll just change the pedals to something he can rest his feet on, it's other thing, being able to use something that can help him walk.

The main thing though is he's alive!
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Old 10-17-2016, 09:37 PM
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Dang KC I'm sorry to hear this, I know its easy for someone that's not in your shoes to say but now you have to fight the cancer more than ever. I have two children and would do anything possible for them, yours needs you to stay here.
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Old 10-18-2016, 05:29 AM
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KC I'm so sorry to hear this. Life isn't fair. I'm glad your son is alive and will live many more days.

i been thinking about this for a good part of the day, and I just thought whatever you come up with will be good and well built.
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Old 10-19-2016, 12:15 AM
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Damn KC,
Rough ride.
I got a mangled leg. I mostly ignore it but it makes me think about what I would do without mobility. I often daydream of the ultimate offroad wheel chair. Not only dignity, but access up stairs and off road trails. Low pressure tires? Wide or variable stance? active suspension? Low or variable center of gravity? Electric with gas generator assist blended for minimal weight, maximum power and long range. No limits.

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