The Power Of The Chair

Plan B was to give it away.

“Never worry about numbers. Help one person at a time, and always start with the person nearest you.” ~Mother Teresa

I own two power chairs. One is portable and the other is heavy-duty. Due to limited space in my home, the heavy-duty chair has been stored at my parent’s house. I never use it and it just sits in their dining room taking up space. My parents didn’t mind it staying there, but it bothered me. So last week I decided it has been at my parent’s house long enough and it was time to sell it.

So, what did I do? I took some pictures of it and tried to sale it on Facebook. I thought it was a good idea, but apparently…no one else did. Not one call.

Plan B was to give it away. I wish I had done that from the start.

I connected with my local MS Society and they gave me some leads of people who were in need. After a few days, I was able to connect with a fellow MSer who needed a power chair.

I recruited my dad to handle the specifics and the actual transfer of the chair. He’s good with that kind of stuff.

The man resides roughly two hours from my parent’s home, but was happy to make the trip. He was so appreciative.

Who knew how rewarding helping someone would be.

Author: Nicole Lemelle

My name is Nicole Lemelle. I am a writer, activist and a person living with Multiple Sclerosis. I created My New Normals to educate those who do not understand MS, reassure people with similar plights and inspire everyone to seize command of their lives.

10 thoughts on “The Power Of The Chair”

  1. Please take a time to listen to this:
    New treatment for MS developed by Russian doctors Interview of patient’s caregiver please be patient, low quality recording – it was a spontaneous interview over Skype

  2. I am glad you were able to make such a dramatic change in a person’s life. I know I feel good about what you did and I didn’t even do anything. Good for you!

  3. Bless your heart! I know what it feels like to receive something I know I would not have been able to afford. I received my scooter the same way. A fellow MSer advertised in the MS classified and I responded. My son and I drove about an hour and a half to pick it up. I was truly grateful.
    You give yet you are given.
    Take good care!

  4. Thank you for sharing this Nicole! Random Acts of Kindness make such a difference in this world. How wonderful for you to share your blessing with others — and thank you for reminding me what I need to do with my unused equipment!

  5. That was a lovely gesture Nicole..and one you’ll never regret. ” Blessing” him will ” bless you!” I love your writing and wish you every good and wonderful thing! God bless you!

  6. Nicole, you are awesome! What a wonderful thing to do. My husband and I believe in paying it forward. I bet the recipient of the chair was truly grateful. I know I would be. Take care

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