“Finding a new way” using a Segway PT with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Dylan Schneider is a young man with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy who uses a Segway Personal Transporter (PT) to get between classrooms at school, around the sports fields with his friends, and down to the beach with his family on weekends.

In our previous article Dylan uses Segway PT to overcome Muscular Dystrophy mobility impairment we excerpted from a newspaper story about just how useful his Segway PT has turned out to be.

This month Dylan is the cover story in InTouch, the magazine of the New Zealand Muscular Dystrophy Association. The editor talks about how Dylan’s family raised money to buy a Segway PT, noting how “…funding was found and the vehicle has and will continue to make a huge difference to Dylan and the Schneider family’s lives.”

Inside, the full article goes on to discuss the support received from CCS Disability Action (one of whom’s staff also uses a Segway PT, who was well aware of just how useful a Segway PT is for people who are mobility impaired) and from Segway NZ. Additional comments include how his occupational therapist and his physiotherapist are “…very impressed with how well Dylan is doing…” now that he has the Segway PT. Dylan has a Segway XT model with off-road tyres, and in the article his mother Debbie remarks “…even the very wet and muddy conditions this winter haven’t stopped them from getting out.” The entire article is available to read for free using the link in the paragraph above.

MDA cover


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