Testimonial From Beverly Meier
As an eighth grade
teacher with Parkinson’s disease, characterized by difficulty
walking, the Easy Travel Lexis Light, from Discover Your
Mobility, helps me to get around school with ease. Dubbed
“Harriet the Chariot” after the long-lived tortoise of Australia
fame, students accept my novel method of navigating the crowded
hallways during a typical school day. On field trips, students
tend to grumble (good naturedly) about walking, and have been
heard to wish for their own mobility carts—as I ride and they
walk along with me.
the Chariot” has allowed me to continue to teach earth science—a
job that I love—for another year. “Harriet” symbolizes
perseverance—an apt metaphor for a determined, earth science
teacher since tortoises have existed before dinosaurs populated
earth over 300 Million years ago.
According to legend,
Charles Darwin took Harriet the tortoise from the Galapagos
Islands to Australia when she was five years old. A true
survivor, the grand old turtle lived for 176 years, most
recently in Steve Irwin’s Australian zoo.
Like the tortoise “
Harriet the Chariot” does not sprint but reliably glides to her
destination. My colleagues are amazed that Harriet retains her
battery charge for an average of two weeks. I am amazed by the
ease of operation—small turning radius, smooth ride, and
The Easy Travel Lexis
Light allows me to continue working, provides transportation
while shopping or touring museums, and makes visiting family in
other cities much more convenient, providing transportation
through the maze of airport ramps and skywalks, to and from
gates for departing flights.