LIZZIE’S LITTLE BLACK NUMBER

School secretary Lizzie Perrey was one of Carbon Black’s first ambassadors – and did so in style! Fashion conscious Lizzie Perrey was not about to let the rare genetic condition Friedreich’s Ataxia (FA), an inherited disease that attacks physical co-ordination but not cognitive ability, hold her back – or stop her looking good! The 22-year-old was so determined the condition would not impact her lifestyle, that she took out a bank loan to buy a Carbon Black wheelchair that she could accessorize with her wardrobe. The super-lightweight and easily transportable chairs was also attractive to her because it helped change everyday perceptions of disability – because people see the person and not the chair. This has allowed Lizzie to lead an independent life in her home in Bromsgrove,...
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CARBON BLACK GOES GOLD

From able-bodied athlete in 2014 to a parasport champion in Rio, Kadeena Cox secured her place in Paralympian history by becoming the first to secure gold in two contrasting sports at the same games. In 2014 the Leeds sprinter had the world at her feet until a stroke – the first symptom of what was later diagnosed as multiple sclerosis (MS) - almost ended her athletic ambitions. But in 2016, the independently mobile Kadeena aimed and secured a podium finish in the T37 100-metre sprint title and the C2 500 metre time trail at Rio’s Velodrome. Because of the testing nature of her condition, Kadeena needed to rest in between these endurance challenge, which is where Carbon Black was able to come to her aid and assist in her record-breaking success. At that point the...
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“What a difference it made. I regularly do two miles around my local park now. Having a chair like CB made to suit your personal needs makes a huge difference. And I am getting out more on my own and have a renewed sense of freedom”

MICHAEL COOKE

CB06 OWNER
“What a difference it made. I regularly do two miles around my local park now. Having a chair like CB made to suit your personal needs makes a huge difference. And I am getting out more on my own and have a renewed sense of freedom”

MICHAEL COOKE

CB06 OWNER