Jared Wayland

"This Q6 Edge 3 Stretto with iLevel technology is not only a game changer in the industry, but an absolute life changer for myself and other chair users. I can’t wait to show you all more of what this green machine can do!"

Jared Wayland,
St. Catharines, Ontario

Jared Wayland: Exploring and Designing

Jared Wayland is a graphic designer by trade living in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada, with his “amazing fiancée.” They recently purchased a house together in 2019 and are getting married in 2021. Whether it’s helping out with a little cleaning or grilling on the BBQ, Jared wants to move at the speed of life, not just when someone can help him get around. When Jared was 13 years old, he was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy type 3. As an active child growing up, Jared naturally excelled playing sports, primarily hockey, soccer, and golf. So, as his disease progressed, this introduced special challenges in doing what he loved, until finally at age 17, playing sports became impossible.

Jared used all kinds of mobility aids throughout his life: a cane, a manual wheelchair, a scooter… none of these gave him the independence he needed to do what he wanted in his life.

Enter the Edge 3 Stretto, Quantum’s narrowest and most advanced power wheelchair ever designed! It allows Jared to effortlessly navigate tight spaces or corners in his home. With iLevel® technology, Jared can drive 7km/h fully elevated for enhanced social interaction. Independent SRS (Smooth Ride Suspension) on the Stretto handles uneven terrain. Jared also enjoys the standard features on the Stretto, such as the USB charger and front and rear LED fender lights.

Jared says that his Edge 3 Stretto has made a world of a difference in his daily life and independence.

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