She patented a rollator walker carrier at 74-years-old, plans to keep designing

Posted at 6:56 AM, Oct 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-02 09:28:01-04

MADISON, Tenn. (WTVF) — When you want something done, sometimes you're better off doing it yourself.

"I did my provisional patent at 73. My patent was approved at 74, and I've been shipping now for three years," said Sherry Steady, creator of the Steady Rollator Carrier.

The carrier is the first ever car-mounted carrier for rolling walkers. The senior citizen designed the carriers with her peers in mind.

"It gives them the ability to go someplace without having to put it in their trunk...backseat," said Steady.

Sherry got the idea after watching her elderly father struggle to get her mother's walker in the car.

"I told him, I said 'there has to be a better way. We can put our heads together and come up with something.'"

With her father, a World War II veteran and a mechanical engineer, she built a prototype. He passed away shortly thereafter, but her business has taken off thanks to his input.

Now, at 77, Sherry has added a wheelchair carrier to her fleet and has plans to expand.

"I'll probably never retire!"

The carriers, which can hold a child's walker up to a bariatric walker, are fabricated at Steelworks in Hendersonville.

To order a carrier click here.