Gary and Kim: I hope you get this message; it's hard to figure out how to reply to messages. Of course, the fact that I am trying to keep the posting and replying rules for 4 boards in my head doesn't help any. I have found a terrific orthopedic surgeon to make another repair on a hip I broke last May, and my primary doc would not prescribe a scooter for me. Jerk. Guess he doesn't understand that 3 sources of pain, cfs, fibro, and a broken hip cause great difficulty in walking. So, guess what? The surgeon said "No problem. I will see to it that you get the scooter." I think those nice people at helptolive must have been praying for me or something equally wonderful, since just a few days after I wrote them, saying I needed to find out if I could get such a thing from them, today arrived with the good news that it WILL happen. I'm so happy that they will try to find help for people outside California. There is a deep need for more folks like these! Lea.