Espen (35), father of two children, suffered a stroke and now uses the TOPRO Step mechanical stair climbing aid


Espen, who suffered a stroke on New Year's Eve 2015 and was completely dependent on care, now uses the TOPRO Step mechanical stair climber every day to be a little more independent at home. After needing care for a long time, he now walks the stairs all by himself - with the TOPRO Step stair climber.

Active family man

Espen, like many other men in their thirties, is the father of two children and lives a normal, albeit hectic, life.

On New Year's Eve 2015, however, something happened that would fundamentally change the lives of Espen, his wife and two children. Espen and his wife were spending New Year's Eve with a couple of friends in a vacation cabin when Espen began to feel and behave strangely. He had to vomit. Even then, his wife wondered whether he might have had a stroke, which eventually turned out to be the case. He had bleeding in his brain stem. At the time, nobody knew whether he would survive the night. So Espen's life changed from a very active lifestyle of regular cycling, golfing and playing with his two children (the youngest was just 11 months old) to a complete dependency. Suddenly he could no longer walk, talk or eat independently. He was in complete need of care and dependent on the help of his wife and nursing staff.

We celebrated our youngest's first birthday together with Espen at the hospital. We did it mainly just to have done it. Espen was completely tired and exhausted.

 - Aspen's wife

His perseverance and motivation not only led to us celebrating our youngest's birthday, but also to his successful rehabilitation.

His perseverance to celebrate our youngest's birthday was worth its weight in gold in the end. Because after a lot of hard work and with a lot of help, including during his stay at the Sunnaas Hospital for Rehabilitation, he has learned to climb stairs again and can now do it all by himself. And that takes a lot of willpower!

When Espen moved back home, he had to sleep in the living room. In the summer of 2016, the couple were certain that they would have to remodel the house and move the bedroom to the first floor.

Fortunately, they were made aware of the TOPRO Step stair climbing aid

Before they discovered the TOPRO Step mechanical stair climbing aid, Espen was unable to climb the stairs on his own and always needed support from his wife or a companion. Often they even had to be two people to help Espen. With the TOPRO Step mechanical stair climbing aid, he can now finally go up and down the stairs completely independently - when and how often he wants.

It has been 2.5 years since the stroke and now that he is no longer completely dependent on care, he can finally stay at home on his own without help and without his wife having to worry about him.

With the TOPRO Step mechanical stair climbing aid, I can go up and down the stairs all by myself. Before, I had to wait until my carer came. Now I do it on my own! And it's very easy to use.

With the TOPRO Step stair climbing aid, I can walk all by myself. Before, I had to wait until my carer came. Now I do it on my own! And it's very easy to use.

 - Aspen (35)

Experience how Espen regains control of the stairs after a brain hemorrhage

Why choose TOPRO Step?

Installation in 3 steps

To carry out an on-site inspection and receive a quote, make an appointment with us. Once you have accepted the quote, we will carry out the installation, which usually only takes a few hours. .

TĂśV tested and certified

TOPRO Step is TĂśV-tested and certified and meets all functional and safety requirements.

Adaptable to your staircase

TOPRO Step is designed so that it can be easily adapted to your staircase. It can be installed on straight stairs, curved stairs and stairs with a landing.

Fits perfectly in any home

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Up to 5 years warranty

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Over 2,000 satisfied users

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08:00 - 16:00 o'clock.

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