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Maurice and His Garden

Maurice and His Garden

Hoveround power wheelchairs have been helping mobility-impaired individuals to safely and independently conduct necessary activities of daily living within their homes for over 25 years.

Every day, customer stories are shared with us in a variety of formats:

  • Newspaper interviews
  • Hoveround reviews
  • Customer stories and testimonials (cards, letters, poems, photos)

We'd like to share one of those customer stories with you. We hope it will inspire you just as much as it inspires all of us here at Hoveround.

Maurice Renaudie: Power Chair Gardener Extraordinaire

Transitioning to life as a power wheelchair user was probably the last thing on Maurice Renaudie's mind when he came to America from France in 1966. But when medical issues made personal mobility assistance a necessity, he turned a life-changing event into a moment of opportunity.

With the renewed mobility provided by his Hoveround electric wheelchair, Maurice was able to start a home garden. The vegetable garden was so impressive, it was praised by the city's mayor in the pages of a local Medford, Massachusetts newspaper. "I'm so happy I've got this to do", Renaudie told the Medford Daily Mercury in September 2011. "[This] is my paradise."

Renaudie, a former carpenter, used the skills of his trade to build raised garden beds that made his crops easier to reach – all from the comfort of his power wheelchair. In a letter sent to Hoveround, an appreciative Renaudie wrote: "Thanks very much for a wonderful product ... I have enclosed photos of myself and the garden I was able to plant and harvest this summer. .. I am grateful."

And we're grateful to you, Maurice, for your personal Hoveround review!

Tell us YOUR Hoveround Story by filling out our online Testimonial Submission Form. To discover if a power chair might help you or a loved one regain the personal mobility needed to get around at home and do more of the things that matter in life, call us at 1-800-542-7236 or shop Hoveround Online now.

Customer statements expressed herein are the views of an actual customer. Used with permission. This article is for informational purposes only.

April 8, 2013