I have been paraplegic for 40 years from a car accident at the age of 20. I have been through so many ROHO cushions believing it to be the best option for pressure relief. This resulted in not only a log of aggravation over constantly having to repair holes, but also a pressure sore that eventually required flap surgery. A few years later, the same area became compromised again requiring further surgery, despite using a custom ROHO that was supposed to have no pressure on the targeted area. Since then, I can only sit up in the wheelchair for 2-3 hours at a time before I have to offload onto the bed. I went from working full time for 25 years to not being able to go anywhere because I would be up for too long.
After the surgeries, I was always put on an alternating pressure mattress to facilitate the healing. I started searching online to see if I could find a wheelchair cushion that would work the same way. That’s when I discovered the Aquila Corporation that has since changed my life! I read about the SofTech and Airpulse PK2 (APK2) cushions to see what would work best for me. I read through all the reviews and was filled with so much hope. I talked to Justine and ordered the cushion. This cushion has far exceeded my expectations. Unlike the ROHO, this truly is a custom cushion, using the exact measurements and location of the required offloaded areas. Not only is the cushion the most amazing design but the customer service is above and beyond anything I have ever seen.
The Aquila APK2 cushion has improved my quality of life beyond words. Not only am I able to stay up longer everyday but at the end of the day, the problem areas that I have been dealing with for years actually look better. Thank you Steve for designing the most amazing cushion for pressure relief and thank you to you and Justine for not giving up on me until we got it just right!