“My wheelchair must suit me as an individual. It should help me to express my personality in front of the camera without dominating the picture too much or deflecting attention away from me. I chose the K-Nova from küschall®, because this wheelchair meets all of my expectations in terms of aesthetics. People aren’t put off in the slightest by the wheelchair in the photo. It becomes insignificant because it is so beautiful. The observer may notice it, but hopefully their attention will then turn back to me.”
Her favourite sports include tennis, swimming and handcycling. For Sam, sport is not just a necessary evil for staying in shape. She is an active individual through and through. She loves moving in water and enjoys handcycling with her Top End XLT Pro.
And if all that wasn’t enough, she accompanies her husband Mark Bullock, in his role as ITF Wheelchair Tennis Manager to numerous tennis events as well as visits to rehabilitation centres, conferences and lectures at universities. She is also supporting Mark in making preparations for the 2012 Paralympics in London.
It always gives us great joy and encouragement to see people with disabilities living fulfilling, varied, confident and happy lives. We hope to see lots more of our customers’ dreams come true. In most cases this happens through a great deal of perseverance and self-discipline, along with a little bit of luck. We are delighted that Sam enjoys an active lifestyle with the küschall® K-Nova that we gave to her on her wedding day in October 2008 (see News archive for the full report).
We wish Sam continued energy, success and happiness in her life. Of course we will keep in contact with her and report back again.
Photos: Lawson Filho / Mariana Borba / Benoist Matsha-Carpentier