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PBS NewsHour With Jim Lehrer

May 15, 2015

PBS NewsHour covers Whirlwind Wheelchair International’s efforts to send low-cost durable wheelchairs to Haiti for amputees after the January 2010 earthquake Ralf Hotchkiss, is speaking the former headquarters at SFSU. Transcription for this video:  Whirlwind Wheelchair on PBS NewsHour with Jim Lehrer reported by Spencer Michels

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Summer 2014 NewsNotes

May 9, 2014

  In this issue: Whirlwind Leaves SF State Science Building Closure RoughRider Fan Mail WPAC Grant Updates Project Homeless Connect Download the 2014 Summer News Notes here .

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2014 Whirlwind Wheelchair Newsletter

January 23, 2014

In this issue: Whirlwind moves to Berkeley Introducing RoughRider America Ebola Halts WPAC in Sierra Leone Hand Cycles and RoughRiders in Ethiopia 25th Anniversary of the ADA Download the 2014 Newsletter here .

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

January 4, 2014

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…

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What Makes the RoughRider A Different Kind of Wheelchair? (Part 2)

December 10, 2013

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 second installment in a series that highlights some of the design features that make the RoughRider such a dynamic chair. So what makes the RoughRider a…

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Boy Scout gives back to others with help from his RoughRider

October 29, 2013

The main goal here at Whirlwind is to help people go where they want.  In Will Krajewski’s case this meant going with his Boy Scout troop to the  Boy Scouts of America National Jamboree, an event that only happens every four years.  Watch this incredible documentary below showing Will at the Jamboree motivating his troop…

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His RoughRider Allows Ironside To Go Anywhere

September 12, 2013

Whirlwind Wheelchair’s RoughRider® will be used by actor Blair Underwood, Golden Globe Award nominee, in the pilot episode of NBC’s remake of IRONSIDE. The reboot is highly anticipated given the original’s success. The drama series is about a recently disabled homicide cop, Robert Ironside.  The show, now available to pre-screen on Hulu.com, is scheduled to…

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Whirlwind Wheelchairs Brings More Joy To Camp Joy

August 21, 2013

Baylee, a camper of the youth with Spina Bifida Camp Joy program, with Paige’s Princess Foundation Fundraisers, who made the RoughRiders possible.Camp Joy is now more accessible to a variety of campers thanks to the addition of the Whirlwind RoughRider wheelchair.  Camp Joy, located in Clarksville, Ohio, is an independent, non-profit organization that specializes in…

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Handcycle Trike Update

August 13, 2013

Aaron taks one last test drive on the handcycle trikes before they are shipped to Indonesia for the trike trial later this month!

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RoughRider User Tours the Streets of Paris and London

July 25, 2013

“My wheelchair worked marvelously in London and Paris! Thank you so much!” – Jordan Ayers. This past year, on Brent Ayers family’s trip to London and Paris they were able to see and do more with the use of their RoughRider.  Brent’s daughter, Jordan, typically rides a power chair.  Knowing they would need a manual chair,…

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