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Case Study

Bob's Story

“It is a great feeling to be back on a bike again. It gives me something to look forward to and is helping me keep fit and active”

Bob, a resident at VSA’s Westerton Cresent, suffers from glaucoma which led to his vision deteriorating. One of Bob’s passions in life was his love of cycling, but due to his glaucoma it meant that he had to give up cycling in 2003 for safety reasons. This was a hobby he thought he would never get the chance to do again; that was until we helped him buy a tailor-made tandem bike.

Bob said: “It is a great feeling to be back on a bike again. It gives me something to look forward to and is helping me keep fit and active. I was never off my bike as a kid, it is a great feeling to be back out again. I love feeling the breeze in my hair. The staff at VSA act as my eyes describing to me the sights they are seeing; double pedalling is very useful for the hills too as we can share the strain!”

The home’s manager Scott Macleod said staff were happy to help Bob reignite his cycling passion:

“Our emphasis is on helping people with daily tasks and anything they want to achieve.”

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