Real Life Stories


Tilly Griffiths – Paravan Piccolino

18-year-old Tilly Griffiths from Stoke, has just started a four-year course at Stanford University.  What makes this truly remarkable is that Tilly was born with Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type 2 a neuro muscular condition which means Tilly has the equivalent strength of a new born baby.

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IMG_6773 Nick Packham – Paravan PR50

Despite being paralysed from the chest down, Nick Packham from Kent is still playing an active role within the Kent Fire Service, thanks to his Paravan PR50 powered wheelchair from Precision Rehab. Back in 2002, Nick was involved in a serious car accident in which his friend was fatally injured and Nick was left with a broken neck at C5.

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unnamed-5Kat Pemberton – Paravan PR30

Still only 21, Kat Pemberton from West Yorkshire has forged a successful career as a social media influencer, vlogger and disability activist, as well as making a short film, being an ambassador for Naidex and modelling for Boohoo.  Kat has achieved this while also living with Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type 2 – a rare degenerative, genetically inherited neuromuscular condition.

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George Lockley – Paravan Piccolino

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DSC_2796Marni Smyth – Paravan Piccolino

24-year-old Marni Smyth from Huddersfield is dreaming of a successful career in the fashion and textile industry thanks in part to her Paravan Piccolino powerchair from Precision Rehab. Marni was born with Type 2 Spinal Muscular Atrophy and has been using powered wheelchairs from the age of 3.

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