I’ve been a powerchair user for over 20 years. I got my first chair at school and became the NHS technician’s most demanding customer. After finishing college, I was itching to go on a gap year with my friends. I got a new powerchair for my travels which I was led to believe was ‘the best powerchair on the market’. My trip lasted five years and spanned 35 countries, it was filled with excitement and adventure but was also plagued with wheelchair problems.

I was constantly stuffing chargers into backpacks and having to find new batteries in Australia, new motors in Singapore, and relying on countless generous bike shop owners to help me fix brackets, tyres and widgets that were forever falling apart – and don’t get me started on airport drama.

I learned a lot about how powerchairs worked by scouring online forums, looking for ways to improve my chair. I found people who weren’t happy with their chairs, didn’t trust them and ultimately, were fed up with a market that didn’t seem to really care about them.

I founded Freedom One Life in 2013 to make my goal a reality
Fast forward 10 years, with all sorts of challenges, from fundraising as a disabled founder, to learning how to certify a medical device, to literally countless hours and over 20,000 miles of real-world testing, and a global pandemic thrown in for good measure, the Series 5 was launched.

From the beginning, I wanted the Series 5 powerchair to be as reliable, comfortable and worry-free as possible, from a battery that would last longer than me, to motors and tyres that make kerbs feel effortless, to a flight mode to make air travel easy. That’s why every single part of the Series 5 is designed with meticulous detail, to be as reliable and practical as possible.

Not only do I now get to use the Series 5 every single day, but I also get to see our customers get the joy and freedom that I wanted to create for them.

From Chris, playing powerchair football in Sydney, to Marion who now has the confidence to go into town on her own, and Pete, who uses his Series 5 to herd sheep around his farm. What will you do with your Series 5?

Here’s what other customers say:


“I was diagnosed with MND in 2023, I got my Series 5 shortly after and it’s completely changed my life. I’ve used it in mud, snow, sand, up hills, walking the dog, on a film set, in pubs, at the gym, and through airports. The customer service is incredible; any queries or questions have been answered in minutes.”


“The robust Series 5 enables me to go where I want with confidence with enclosed chassis to protect from sand, mud and rain. First time flying and the battery isolation switch behind a magnetic flap is easy peasy lemon squeezey to manage.”

Book a test drive via: www.freedomonelife.com and as we like to say, live the life you choose!