I am glad that you spare your precious time reading this. My name is C.Y, the founder of Wheelchair88 Ltd. Our capabilities include R&D, sourcing parts, mold making, welding, CNC, surface treatments, etc. Before starting this company, I had more than a decade of experience in product manufacturing. These manufacturing experiences helped overcome many difficulties when we started Wheelchair88 in 2012.
Since I was young, I have been obsessed with innovative products, especially those that help improve the quality of life. Over the years of having different businesses, I couldn’t gain much satisfaction until I started with Wheelchair88 to positively change people’s lives. Since then we have often received thank you letters and testimonials from our customers. The content they express motivates my team and me daily, and the joy derived is something that money can’t buy. Thank you to everyone.
Ever since my father’s 3rd stroke, I realized that I had to create our own power chair that is extremely lightweight and compact. My back was weak and sore due to genetic issues (early cartilage degeneration). However, I hope to take my father to travel as much as possible while he is still with me.
I know it is essential to take the time to understand their needs if we want to provide the best mobility solutions for users with different disabilities. Besides the experience of taking care of my father, I have been a wheelchair user twice for a while. And I have also gained tremendous knowledge by participating in rehab exercises with other disabled and elderly for many years.
My father’s amazing recovery:
My father’s 1st stroke was relatively minor. It only affected his movement slightly, and he recovered to normal shortly after that. His 2nd stroke affected his left side badly, and he hardly went out. His 3rd stroke was a lot worse, as he couldn’t even feel his body from neck downwards. He needed to use a gastrostomy feeding tube instead of eating normally. At the same time, doctors said he would be bedbound forever because a large portion of his brain was damaged, and the brain stem had a major clot. They said there was nothing they could do to improve his life.
I believe in miracles and decided to make a change for him. We managed to help him recover 50% within 6 months through a series of mental and physical training (exercising with visualization and imagination). He was then able to sit nicely on a wheelchair, and the right side of the body could move. The feeding tube was removed, and he started to eat by himself. Even the doctors felt it was a miracle (If you are interested in more details about how he regained his independence by exercise, please feel free to contact us for more information. We will be glad to share our personal experiences and knowledge with you.).
At first, we pushed him with a manual wheelchair, but after a while, I felt that passively waiting for us to push his chair would further damage his mind. Then I bought a few different types of power wheelchairs from USA and Europe, however, they are all extremely heavy and bulky. I knew he needed a lightweight and compact power chair for daily use to move around conveniently. So we started to create the first Foldawheel in the market (2012).
After my father started to use the Foldawheel, I can see that he became more active and proud to go out. We also get him to use the standing wheelchair to improve his health condition, and now he can grab something to stand up by himself. I have to emphasize that every effort and investment we made was worthy.