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12 04, 2018

Alejandro Menéndez Finds Independence and Freedom with his All-Terrain RoughRider Wheelchair

2018-04-12T00:41:55+00:00

At Whirlwind we love hearing from people whose lives have been changed by the RoughRider wheelchairs we are able to provide for them. When our all-terrain wheelchairs allow someone to gain a greater sense of independence and freedom, we know that we need to keep working and pushing forward to help those in need. 

Alejandro Menéndez Finds Independence and Freedom with his All-Terrain RoughRider Wheelchair 2018-04-12T00:41:55+00:00
9 03, 2018

Emergency Alert: Swedish Government Cutting Personal Assistance Services

2018-03-13T01:45:55+00:00

Emergency Alert: Swedish Government Cutting Personal Support and Service for People with Disabilities There is an emergency alert situation emerging in Sweden. The Swedish Government  is cutting personal and support services for people with disabilities. They have launched an investigation of the LSS, (The Swedish Act concerning Support and Service for persons with certain

Emergency Alert: Swedish Government Cutting Personal Assistance Services 2018-03-13T01:45:55+00:00
8 02, 2018

Caitlyn Meyers Overcomes Obstacles with her RoughRider in Iceland

2018-03-09T17:04:16+00:00

In 2013, I was still struggling with pain and reduced strength in my legs from when a car hit me while I was crossing the road six years previously. I was also planning my June wedding to the man I love and who was searching for answers to my medical questions alongside me. I

Caitlyn Meyers Overcomes Obstacles with her RoughRider in Iceland 2018-03-09T17:04:16+00:00
2 02, 2018

Amazon Elder with Polio Receives New RoughRider Wheelchair

2018-03-09T17:04:42+00:00

We're excited that Nenekawa Toca, an elder from the Indigenous Nationality Waorani, that lives in the Amazonian region of Ecuador has received his new RoughRider wheelchair. He contracted polio in his early 20's  when he first came in contact with western society in the late 1950's. Nenekawa expresses how grateful he is to have

Amazon Elder with Polio Receives New RoughRider Wheelchair 2018-03-09T17:04:42+00:00
30 01, 2018

New RoughRiders distributed by Global Mobility in DaNang, Vietnam, January 2018

2018-03-09T17:05:05+00:00

New recipients of RoughRider wheelchairs distributed by one of Whirlwind's partners, Global Mobility. In DaNang, Vietnam. January 2018! #roughrider #whirlwindwheechair #globalmobility

New RoughRiders distributed by Global Mobility in DaNang, Vietnam, January 2018 2018-03-09T17:05:05+00:00
23 11, 2016

2016 Annual Newsletter

2018-01-26T23:35:11+00:00

In this issue: Supporting the Peace Process in Colombia International Development and Humanitarian Assistance OmniRider™ Wheelchair Design Update If Bike Wheels Could Be Used on Wheelchairs SF Homeless Get Wheelchairs Repaired RoughRiders® in our National Parks Download the 2016 Newsletter here.

2016 Annual Newsletter 2018-01-26T23:35:11+00:00
4 06, 2013

What Makes the RoughRider a Different Kind of Wheelchair? (Part I)

2018-01-26T23:39:04+00:00

Whirlwind Wheelchair puts users in the center of the design process.  As such, the RoughRider has evolved out of the most common user needs we found.  This is the first installment in a series that highlights some of the design features that make the RoughRider a dynamic chair. So what makes the RoughRider a different

What Makes the RoughRider a Different Kind of Wheelchair? (Part I) 2018-01-26T23:39:04+00:00