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“I love that I’ve been able to tailor the wheelchair to suit my personal style, as well as my lifestyle – it’s a real expression of me”

Wheelchair racer Samantha Kinghorn has become the first person in the UK to be supplied with a new ‘every day’ carbon fibre wheelchair from Ottobock.

Provided by Bromakin Wheelchairs, the Voyager Evo wheelchair is made to the highest quality, designed for active wheelchair users and, according to the company, is nearly indestructible. The chair is built in Germany on a modular system.

Samantha broke her back when she was 14 years old in a farming accident at her home in the Scottish Borders. Airlifted to hospital in Glasgow, she underwent six months of rehabilitation before returning to the farm with the knowledge that she would never walk again.

Samantha said: “As part of my rehabilitation I got the chance to attend the Stoke Mandeville Spinal Injury Games and caught the bug. Three weeks after I got my first racing chair I competed in the London Mini-Marathon and came second. The new chair is lightweight, easily manoeuvrable and is really comfortable due to its custom design. Because it’s all modular, it also means that sections are replaceable – rather than having to get a whole new chair should I need it. I love that I’ve been able to tailor the wheelchair to suit my personal style, as well as my lifestyle – it’s a real expression of me”.

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