MIEKE VAN DE LOUW – HEMIPLEGIA
“I’m Mieke van de Louw. At the age of 70, I had a stroke. Three years ago – in the beautiful month of May – happened what nobody could be prepared for. A stroke with left-sided paralysis, which suddenly prevented me from walking. During my rehabilitation, it became clear that I would not recover again. Then I had to make a choice: a scooter or a tricycle.
My husband encouraged me to choose a tricycle; the EasyLegs. It allows be to be very independent in life. I can do the shopping myself and go to my therapy. I feel wonderfully free and independent when I’m cycling. I wouldn’t want to miss it for anything.”