Why are you in that wheelchair/scooter if you can walk?

When the pain is too much we need help, not judgement

Mezzie Learns

When you’re a part-time user of a mobility device, people seem to get confused. Someone might see me in a scooter one day, then see me walking the next and congratulate me on my miraculous recovery. The more cynical might accuse me of faking my disability. Quite frankly, I’m tired of explaining it several times a day, so I’m writing this blog post as something I can send people to read on their own time so we can talk about other things when we’re together. At the bottom of this mythbusting post where I address things I have heard at least a dozen times, you will find links to blogs of other part-time wheelchair and scooter users so you can start recognizing and combating the misconceptions and myths society has about people who use mobility devices.

Myth #1: You don’t need a wheelchair or scooter if you can walk at…

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