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18 05, 2018

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

2018-05-21T09:28:53+00:00

Ankur Wate and Don Cesareo 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

Elder Makes Ancestral Trip to the Amazon in a RoughRider Wheelchair! 2018-05-21T09:28:53+00:00
1 05, 2018

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

2018-05-21T09:34:54+00:00

Eric Logan - WINNER of the ROUGHRIDER BEST PHOTO CONTEST! Eric's photo was taken at Surigao del Norte in Philippines. He won $50 USD OR free push handle extenders for every photo that we used in 2017 and 2018!   Alex Neupauer - WINNER of the ROUGHRIDER BEST PHOTO CONTEST! Alex's photo was taken at Arches National Park in Utah,

Congratulations to all the WINNERS of the RoughRider 2017 Best Video & Story Contest! 2018-05-21T09:34:54+00:00
12 04, 2018

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

2018-05-21T09:33:33+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 rugged-terrain wheelchair allows 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 Rugged-Terrain RoughRider Wheelchair 2018-05-21T09:33:33+00:00
9 03, 2018

Emergency Alert: Swedish Government Cutting Personal Assistance Services

2018-05-21T09:38:17+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 2018-05-21T09:38:17+00:00
8 02, 2018

Caitlyn Meyers Overcomes Obstacles with her RoughRider in Iceland

2018-05-21T09:17:42+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 2018-05-21T09:17:42+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