A Touching Story about How The JLL D100 Folding Treadmill Has Helped 2 Year Old Isaac
Louise, the parent of 2-year-old Isaac, contacted us from the Tree of Hope children’s charity and we were very pleased with the feedback we received in regards to the JLL D100 folding treadmill, as well as on the customer service our team provided.
The Tree of Hope charity offers hope to the families of sick and disabled children in the UK and Ireland who require specialist medical surgery, treatment, therapy and equipment.
Louise said: “We are loving the JLL D100 running machine, Isaac is 2 years old and has spastic diplegia cerebral palsy, he cannot stand, walk or sit without support. We have fundraised through the Tree of Hope charity to pay for an operation in the USA called selective dorsal rhizotomy which will take away his spasticity and enable him to live an easier pain free life, and give him his only chance of being able to walk”.
Spastic diplegia is one of nine different forms of cerebral palsy, and is a neurological condition that is caused by problems in the brain and nervous system. Muscle stiffness, weakness, random uncontrolled body movements, balance and co-ordination problems are all symptoms of cerebral palsy.
Selective dorsal rhizotomy is an operation that is undertaken to improve muscle stiffness and mobility for people with cerebral palsy.
Louise went on to say: “We have also raised funds with the Tree of Hope to pay for rehabilitation equipment like the JLL D100 which starts at a really low setting and is very reasonably priced. We have used a charity called Remap who have designed and made a bar to add on to the treadmill as Isaac is only small”.
Remap is a national charity who custom-makes equipment to help people with disabilities live more independent lives. Volunteers help by designing and tailor making equipment for a person’s individual needs and is given free, enabling a disabled person to live a better quality of life.
Louise said: “After Isaac undertakes surgery in September he will require intense physiotherapy 5 days a week to get the best out of the operation, so it was important for me to have everything he needs ready for when we return back home from the USA, and the staff at JLL were extremely helpful in choosing the right treadmill. The staff were more than happy to send the invoice to the Tree of Hope charity, making the whole order process very smooth”.
For further information on the JLL’s Folding Treadmills that helped Isaac and his family click here.