'I don't let things stop me from giving it my all' - Lower Hutt man rides Lime scooter while in wheelchair

Lime scooters are a hot topic around the country at the moment and like many Kiwis, Lower Hutt man Michael Conway wanted to try the controversial e-scooter.

But for Mr Conway, going for a Lime is not as simple as hopping on the scooter and zooming away.

Mr Conway suffers from spina bifida, a condition where the bones in the vertebral column do not fully cover the spinal cord, leaving it exposed.

The condition is present before birth, and affects a person's physical development.

The symptoms can range from mild to severe - Mr Conway suffers from the most severe form.

He is only able to get around by wheelchair, but he does not let this get in the way of his thirst for adventure.

Mr Conway and his partner started a Facebook page titled "Our Adventures with Spina Bifida."

"When my partner started the page it was just really to help people see that just because I have a disability doesn't mean I can't do things 'able bodied' people can."

Mr Conway and his partner post many videos of their adventures on the page, such as Mr Conway hitching a ride on his partner's car.

"People may look and stare because I am in a wheelchair, but let them... I enjoy life, and I don't let things stop me from giving it my all."

One of their experiments was an attempt to have Mr Conway riding a Lime while still in his wheelchair.

"My partner and I decided to see if we could make a Lime scooter work with my wheelchair. We were keen to give it a go!"

The video received a positive response on the couple's Facebook page, with one user commenting it was the "best use of a Lime scooter that I have seen."




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