I dont know the background on this person at all.
But I do live in Sweden and have worked in rehabilitation for many many years.
Where many other countries give out things like wheelchairs very quickly we tend to try to wait in Sweden.
This is not at all out of despite, bad temper, hate towards people or anything like that. Its just a simple fact that people with disabilities are better of trying to cope as much as possible without help.
People should not become passive, should try to as little as possible rely on others or "gadgets" - and should try to be as normal as possible.
(ever been on a airplane and see swedish people in wheelchairs and no leg motor control, they usually fold up their own wheelchair, get in the seat themselves - cope themselves at the restroom etc)
What got me was the quote: "uncertain if the impairment was permanent". That phrase sounds like something we would hear in the USA. Obviously, the legs won't grow back so that part is permanent, but the question should be how best to help the individual so he can be as self-reliant as possible, be that a chair, scooter or little red wagon.