With COGY, I will be ...
I am a young adult, living with my family.
I have difficulty controlling my legs.
(I am a powered chair user. or
I am a manual wheelchair user, with carer pushing me most of the time etc)
(can pedal COGY by ourselves, or with a bit of help)
It’s FUN to pedal COGY.
1)I look cool
1)My friend can pick up me+COGY, with his car (not a van), for a day out, or a weekend getaway.
1)I can go to camp etc, where we cannot charge our powered chair.
1)I can go out in a rain.
5)I can go out for a walk with my friends, and get sweat together.
8)I may be able to do fun-walk event together with my friends.
5)I can feel free to chat up with a pretty girl/boy, because they usually look at me curiously,
and I am confident that I am cool.
Benefits to carers, benefits on safety:
2)My carers do not have to push me as much as manual wheelchair, because I can help them with pedalling.
12)I will lose weight in a good meaning, will be shaped, so that
carers will be happier to support my weight.
13)With my legs stronger, my carers will be happier to support my weight,
because I can use my legs to bear a part of my weight.
4)I can keep on stretching and bending my legs when I am not at the therapists.
11)I will become better transferring myself to a toilet bowl.
General health benefits:
9)My circulation will be better and I will become sick less often.
9)I sleep better
7)I may become much fitter after a few month
Mental, emotional, relationship benefits:
6)I feel refreshed after pedalling long distance.
10)I will not be grumpy as often as before.
14)My carers do not change as often as before. (back injury etc..)
I can make a better team with my carers.