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mobility and assistive technology Luggie’s new freedom The Luggie portable mobility scooter has given Perth woman Peta Crane a new level of freedom and independence. P “They worked hard and the Peta Crane with her Chihuahuas Bella and Mia. She has been able to participate in the Million Paws Walk thanks to the Luggie. Luggie appeared in my life – I was so grateful,” Peta said. “I have travelled extensively throughout the world and the last two overseas holidays I had chosen to use a wheelchair – people think eta, who is a National Disability they like to ‘help’ by pushing a Insurance Scheme (NDIS) wheelchair which in my case takes on Mum’ as I chose to go off the participant with limited away independence, opportunities beaten track.” mobility, said she had asked her care planner and Independent Living and ability. “My trip to Melbourne with the Centre (ILC) occupational therapist if a Luggie offered me so many first- Luggie could be included in her plan. time opportunities … pulling my Peta said she is now planning her next adventure to South Africa on safari, as well as going to Uluru. “Luggie will be with me, as own suitcase, taking a ride on tram, together we’ll experience many Luggie in time for a long weekend in spending a day at the Melbourne treasured moments of our choice," Melbourne with her children, Aaron zoo, shopping in shops I enjoyed, and she said. and Gemma. having Aaron and Gemma say ‘come She was hopeful of receiving the mobility and assistive technology 41