Don L. and Barbara E. Buckel
Tel 619 /
8419 Vista del Cajon Pl.
Lakeside, CA 92040
Dear Discover Your Mobility,
To whom it may concern,
We purchased a Lexis Light Scooter from your firm,
with the intent of taking it on our 50th
anniversary cruise. My wife has a serious difficulty
walking any distance at all, and this seemed to be the
answer to our concerns. We had some hesitation as to
whether or not we would be able to take the scooter on
the plane and the cruise ship. We were assured
however, it would not be a problem, so long as a
Disability [Handicapped] Card could be produced.
We were received and treated very graciously by the
Airlines, who allowed the scooter to be ridden right
up to the door of the aircraft. At that point they it
carried down to the cargo area. We had a change of
aircraft, mid flight, but upon arriving at our
destination in Florida, they brought the scooter up to
the door of the aircraft. There was another person
with a scooter, on that flight, as well.
Our experience on board the cruise ship was greatly enhanced
by the fact that my wife had the use of this wonderful
“Personal Mobility Scooter.” As the ship was 950 feet long,
and the amount of walking was tremendous, she had the “Run
of the ship,” and could “Do it all” with joy. At no time
were we made to feel uncomfortable by any other passenger or
crew member, because of our scooter – on the contrary,
everyone was quite accommodating and gracious.
We had reserved a Cabin for the handicapped, therefore it’s
doors were extra wide, and there was plenty of space in the
cabin to turn it around and park it.
The only confusion, on the entire trip, was “How the scooter
was to be used, or otherwise stored,” when we would take the
tour bus. There is no place to temporarily park it on board
– so what to do? They finally said, we could park it at the
foot of the gangway, remove the battery and leave that with
security on the ship. But that too proved to be no problem,
as we were able to take it with us on the tour buses, stowed
in the huge luggage compartment underneath. In Aruba, and
again in another Mexican Port, my wife rode the scooter all
around the town.
Without a doubt, this Scooter made all the difference in the
world for my wife, for she was able to fully enjoy the
trip. We saw so many elderly seniors, who were unable to do
ten percent of the things we did, because of their inability
to walk. Many of them asked about our scooter, and we were
happy to recommend it. And we told several of them where
they could get a folding scooter just like it.
buy this scooter again? Yes, in a heartbeat.
Barbara E. Buckel