Thursday, July 28, 2011

A Better Solution

Don and his wife Rinalee have been down a long road in taking care of Rinalee’s health. Rinalee found spots on her lung and was diagnosed with Lung Cancer. The Forsyth’s had to meet with several doctors and surgeons, get a second opinion and they were in and out of several hospitals. With a malignant tumor, Rinalee had to have a lung removed. The surgery was life saving, Rinalee would not have survived the cancer had it not been removed. But Rinalee was prescribed oxygen and was sent home from the hospital with oxygen tanks. They were big tall bottles and you could not easily transport them. Don saw the Open-Aire commercial and said “that’s the deal”! Two days later they had all the portable and the stationary concentrator.

Rinalee’s daughter said to her Mom, "what do you think about going on a cruise?" It didn’t seem possible, but they booked a Carnival cruise and off they went to Jamaica and Mexico. The cruise line asked them how many oxygen bottles they had but they happily answered "no, we have a portable oxygen concentrator, it runs on batteries and we just plug it in. Don is an ex Navy man of 23 1/2 years, so he understands efficiency. They will tell you that the service is excellent, supplies come fast and that you will never regret getting away from bottles.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

TOTO, The Portable Oxygen Concentrator

Patricia Wobensmith may be from Pennsylvania, but today she is a very busy lady living in South Florida and she has no plans to slow down. Her house is like Grand Central Station; she is busy with her husband, her four kids, her dogs, her neighbors and her neighbor’s dogs. Patricia suffered from a sinus infection for a year and a half, but her health problems became more serious when she had troubles breathing after returning from a trip from Connecticut.
The doctor said she had double pneumonia and a paralyzed lung and that she needed to do two things, quit smoking and get oxygen support. Patricia was not going to let these diagnoses along with COPD stop her from being mobile. So she quit smoking and went on oxygen. 

However, she discovered that her homefill system was not ideal, it was more like the "Iron Guard standing at the door". After watching the Open-Aire TV commercial, Patricia quickly contacted Open-Aire and switched to a portable concentrator. Today, she just plugs it in and goes! Last summer she was on the road with Open-Aire and took a road trip to Maine. Now she does all types of work around the house with "Toto" which she nicknamed her portable. This seven-year Floridian will tell you, she is not in Kansas anymore! Thanks to an easier lifestyle with her portable oxygen concentrator.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Don To The Rescue

Don Doty lives in a small town outside the big city of Seattle. Don enjoyed being active until a work injury caused him tremendous back problems and pain. Don has a passion for life, and a passion for his pets. Don’s inspiration is his dog Porkey and his cat Baby, who get along like brother and sister. Don found his 3 1/2 pound cat in a blackberry bush along with her litter. He earned her trust enough to take her home and care for her. And let’s not forget Don’s dog Porkey, the Dachshund or wiener dog that is Don’s good buddy.

Don knew he needed some power mobility assistance and researched the web to find out how he can get one. After some thorough research, he contacted Open-Aire Mobility and just days later he had was delivered a chair. But don’t expect be surprised if it is not just Don in his power chair, we hear that Porkey can often be found sitting in it! Don spends time out with his friends in downtime Seattle or sometimes on the Internet. We found his review on the Team Mobility Facebook page and we look forward to more photo’s with Porkey and Baby!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Catchin' Catfish

Gala Barrows may be a Vermont Gal, home to Maple Syrup, but today she is enjoying a mobile life in Niceville, Florida. Gala came to Florida after meeting and marrying her husband, who served 20 years in the United States Air Force. Gala met him at his mother's house in Vermont and he dated Gala for 6 months, telling her he only will marry the gal with the best pair of shoes. Not only does she have the best shoes, but now she has sand in those shoes and would not think of leaving Florida!

Today, Gala likes to cook and crochet, especially baby sweaters and afghans. Her daughter helps her around the house with the housecleaning. Gala was limited with tanks, but after watching an Open-Aire TV commercial she spoke to her daughter and switched to a portable unit. Now it is just "punch and go." Gala enjoys her new freedom spending lots of time fishing for catfish. She tells everyone how much she loves Open-Aire. We admire Gala's enthusiasm and her fishing skills!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Keep Scootin'

Myrtle Uselton had no idea what to expect when she heard the BOOM that rocked her house in the middle of her sleep. Waking everyone, Myrtle and her family were able to escape the burning house unharmed, before it was charred to the floor boards. A gas line break turned out to be the culprit to this awful Tennessee home mishap. Luckily no one was harmed, most importantly Puppy - Myrtle’s very pampered, Chihuahua mix pup. Myrtle was still in a wheel chair at the time so it made getting out all the more difficult with Puppy in her lap. Somehow, Myrtle pushed through to safety. Now Myrtle is in an apartment with her family awaiting her old home to be rebuilt. In the process of waiting, Myrtle came across our commercial for power chairs on TV and knew that’s just what she needed to move forward in this time of crisis. She called immediately and had one delivered to her apartment, right away. The process was extremely easy for Myrtle. It arrived at her temporary apartment, and she got trained right away on how to operate it. Myrtle and Puppy were set!

They now have the ability to roam the apartment freely without hitting walls or tight corners. Puppy gets even more pet massages, since Myrtle can do it while she’s on the go! Myrtle isn’t necessarily ecstatic about living in the smaller apartment, while her house is being rebuilt. The Open-Aire power chair has helped Myrtle get over her depression, and has been a crucial part of her healing process. Myrtle passes this waiting period as best and enjoyable as she can. Playing hide & go seek with her 3 year old great-grandson, and giving him rides on her power chair (when he’s not trying to ride it himself!) takes up a major portion of her day. She gets to roam her daughters home when she visits, scooting around the house and yard freely on her power chair with her trusty companion Puppy in her lap. When Puppy isn’t in her lap he proudly strides along side of Myrtle’s power chair as they scoot and trot down the avenue together. Myrtle also has the flexibility to get back to her cooking now that she has the power chair. She never has a meal in mind - she just gets in there, scoots around and throws together a nightly masterpiece enjoyed by the whole house! Myrtle definitely feels a great loss in losing her house but she knows that she can make it through, and even enjoy the ride. She does look forward to the day that she can scoot down the halls of her new home - with Puppy in her lap of course, but in the mean time she’s getting a lot of practice on her power chair and hopes to be a pro by then! Keep on Scootin’ Myrtle!