Candidate for mayor travels in his wheelchair in search of change in Paraguay

February 9, 2022

One of the candidates for mayor of this district, despite his physical disability that prevents him from walking. He goes out in wheelchairs to visit the neighborhoods and companies to present his proposal and convince his fellow citizens to opt for change to achieve local development. This is Elvio Isidro Portillo Rojas, who launched his…

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2021 Annual Newsletter

January 12, 2022

Safety First, Second and Third Solar Power Tricycle Development Wheelchairs to Oglala Lakota Amputees Next Version of the Electric RoughRider Letter from a Grateful Recipient of the Frank Barham Memorial Fund Kellogg Racial Equity Challenge 2030 Dear Friends and Supporters, During 2021, Whirlwind returned to its roots of assisting small-scale RoughRider wheelchair factories, which we…

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One World: A Disability Inclusion Project

June 1, 2021
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Wheelchair cleaning during COVID-19

June 1, 2021

Wheelchair user, designer, and engineer Peter Axelson demonstrates how easy it can be to pick up a virus like COVID-19 from a wheelchair and shows how to properly clean a wheelchair.

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2020 Annual Newsletter

December 10, 2020

Pilgrimage of the Camino de Santiago A Request from HCBH hospital in Haiti Whirlwind: What Can Come Next? Designing 21st Century Vehicles For Persons With Disabilities A Request from Fort Larned National Historic Site Dear Friends and Supporters, It is now December 2020, eight months since the beginning of the COVID-19 lockdown. The sale and…

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2019 Annual Newsletter

December 5, 2019

Letter from the Chairperson Responses from Recent RoughRider Recipients A RoughRider for an Indigenous Grandmother One World Project in Morocco Subsidized Wheelchairs from the Frank Barham Fund Whirlwind Goes Back To Our Roots With the holiday season approaching, we would like to thank all of you whose contributions have helped give hope and support to…

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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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