Sunday, February 9, 2020. The wind is blowing hard. Matthee Bruijns (66 years old) says goodbye to his wife at seven in the morning and gets on his racing bike. She visits their new grandchild and he is on his way to a local village, where he and a friend participate in a tour. As always, Matthee will meet his wife later that day for a cup of coffee with a local specialty, a sausage roll, but today will turn out completely different. The goodbye turns out to be the last time his wife saw Matthee walking. How did Scoozy help him to continue enjoying life despite this dramatic turning point in his life?
Suddenly it was there: the virus. What at first seemed far away, hits Mariëlle totally unexpected seventeen weeks ago. The 46-year-old top fit food coach could not have suspected that she would be sentenced to the four walls of her house by the corona virus for weeks. “While everyone was still allowed to shake hands, I suddenly became ill. But I was in top shape, so the doctor said that I would recover quickly.” That did happened after three weeks, but the recovery didn’t last long. While many were talking about the flu or mild symptoms, the virus hit back twice as hard shortly afterwards.
It is something that many users have in common. They are all enthusiastic about Scoozy’s design and actively contribute ideas about further improvements. Being so involved in a new product is a lot of fun not only for the user, but also for the developers of Scoozy. Bert is one of those people who likes to think along. With his background in inland shipping, he has a technical background as a basis that comes in handy.
Help others with Scoozy. That is what Karin from Molenhoek does every day. This mother of four has an exciting job as a system therapist in guiding families. Together with a small team, she looks at all factors in and around the family to assess where problems are coming from and to provide the right help. Even now that she has been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis for a few years, she still assists families every day. Of course her life has changed drastically, but Scoozy ensures that she can continue to work on helping others.
Roaring nostrils. Cracking hooves on the competition floor. The tension for delivering the performance. And then … the redeeming word. You are again the winner of a big prize together with your loyal buddy and a top team of other riders. That is the life of Rixt van der Horst, paralympic dressage champion, multiple World champion and European champion. With her horse Findsley N.O.P., she is a top combination, as evidenced by the many medals in her prize cabinet. Three medals were added last month when she won twice silver and once gold at the European Championships in Rotterdam. The girl who had to fight for her life from birth is now a young woman preparing for the Tokyo Olympics in 2020. Winning gold there is her ultimate goal. Scoozy helps her to move around the terrain easily during competition days and training sessions. How did Rixt reach top sport despite challenges that seemed insurmountable?
“This show is not accessible for wheelchairs.” Recognizable? That you had to miss something nice, because the place you wanted to go was not suitable for wheelchairs? For many people that is unfortunately a reality, but Caroline gambled it. With the tickets already in her pocket, she decided to visit her beloved Oerol festival with Scoozy after undergoing a heavy knee treatment. She wouldn’t have missed it for the world.
On a drizzly summer day, we speak to Joop at the kitchen table of his bungalow in Zwijndrecht. He has been living here with his wife for 1.5 years, after living in their split level home was no longer possible. The drizzly weather outside is no precursor to the mood inside. Joop is a lively and entrepreneurial type. Thanks to Scoozy, he can still do many things that he did before the major event in his life. “You can lie down in bed, but at some point, you want to do something and I did. I had the courage to make something beautiful out of it.” Joop proves: Scoozy is not for people who want to sit still, but for people who love life.
You are 17 years old and in the prime of your life. Suddenly you get the diagnosis of MS, a nerve disorder that is gradually limiting you. That happened to Seth 12 years ago. Seth is a good example of the fact that such a diagnosis does not mean that you have been written off. He did a study in Communication, now has a good job and enjoys sports. Still, Seth came to a point where he realized he needed a tool. For many, there is an emotional aspect to this. “For me, there was such a fussy image on the mobility scooter. I really didn’t see myself in that.” Until he came in contact with Scoozy. “When I saw it, I knew immediately: I want it!” What does Scoozy mean for Seth and how did he manage to get a large part of this modern alternative to the mobility scooter funded? Read his experience here.