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2018 Annual Newsletter

November 30, 2018

In this issue: Four Wheelchair Designs International Wheelchair Stakeholder’s Meeting in India Advocating for New Wheelchair Procurement Policy in Morocco Rehabilitation In The Republic of Georgia The Frank Barham Memorial Fund Download the 2018 Newsletter here .

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Elder Makes Ancestral Trip to the Amazon in a RoughRider Wheelchair!

May 18, 2018
Ankur Wate and Don Cesareo | RoughRider in the Amazon Jungle

Whirlwind was contacted  last summer by Joshua Van Winkle about a wheelchair that could handle the rugged terrain of the Amazon jungle. He was planning an ancestral trip for three generations of families, including an elder gentleman that needed a wheelchair that was sturdy and reliable.  We recently received this thank you letter that touched our hearts.…

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Morocco Peace Wheels Project

May 12, 2018

After more than two years of extensive e orts, Whirlwind has managed to pull together the key partners for a major wheelchair project in Morocco. The project would support a social enterprise, called Peace Wheels that includes local wheelchair manufacture and assembly of imported RoughRiders® in conjunction with efforts to improve access to wheelchairs throughout…

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Congratulations to all the WINNERS of the RoughRider 2017 Best Video & Story Contest!

May 4, 2018
Eric-Logan | All-Terrain RoughRider Wheelchair | Jungle-Philippines

Read about the RoughRider rough-terrain Wheelchair that gets people off the pavement and out into the roads less traveled. Our riders write us from national parks, beaches and even the jungles of the Philippines! When our wheelchairs allow someone to gain a greater sense of independence and freedom, we know that we need to keep…

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Alejandro Menéndez Finds Independence and Freedom with his RoughRider Wheelchair

April 12, 2018
Alejandro Menendez

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 rugged-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. This…

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Emergency Alert: Swedish Government Cutting Personal Assistance Services

March 9, 2018

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 functional…

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RoughRider WheelChair Assembly & Axle Positioning

March 1, 2018
Whirlwind Wheelchair Assembly

All chairs sold in the US and Canada now come with Quick Release rear wheel axles. The instructions for assembling these wheels can be found here . Chairs also now come with anti-tip bars! Instructions for the anti-tip bars can be found here . Please Note: Updated instructions will be included in the box in future orders…

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Caitlyn Meyers Overcomes Obstacles with her RoughRider in Iceland

February 8, 2018
Caitlyn Meyers In Iceland

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 was…

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Amazon Elder with Polio Receives New RoughRider Wheelchair

February 2, 2018
Whirlwind Wheelchair RoughRider Safety in Stability and Fit

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 at when he first came in contact with western society, in the late 1950’s. He expresses how grateful he to have the…

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

January 30, 2018

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

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