Minerva McGonagall in a wheelchair in 1996

A wheelchair is a device designed that allows a person unable to walk to move around.[1] It consists of a chair with a wheel on either side, which could be propelled by the user manually by spinning the wheels, or by being pushed from behind by a walking person.[1]


Stephen Hawking, the author of A Brief History of Time, had to use a wheelchair as a result of being paralysed by the degenerative condition Lou Gehrig's disease.[2]

Murphy McNully, a Hogwarts student in the 1980s, used a wheelchair.[3]

A wheelchair could be built in Poppy Pomfrey's office.[4]

In his old age, Amos Diggory used a wheelchair.[5]


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