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Join Whirlwind Wheelchair in GivingTuesday

November 27, 2012

“Thank you to the donors. This wheelchair is much better than others.” – Endang Endang, a wife and mother of a four and half year old son and four month old daughter, was born with what is believed to be Spina Bifida, though never officially diagnosed.  A singer by trade, Endang, was a member of…

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Whirlwind Wheelchair Joins GivingTuesday Efforts

November 21, 2012
“My RoughRider is very special to me.” - Sudardo

Before this June, Sudardo, a 48-year old spinal cord injury survivor from Yogyakarta, Indonesia, was limited to his village and a few surrounding villages due to his difficulty in traveling.  In June, he received his RoughRider® and now collects 15 bags a week and provide for his wife, son and two daughters.  His RoughRider also…

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Come Demo the RoughRider®

November 6, 2012

Dennis Hein out at the park in Billings, MT  “I just love my RoughRider®, it is awesome outside and in. The chair was very easy to manage in the gravel and dirt, uphill and downhill too.” – Crystal Costa, Equestrian from CA ” I feel like I’ve gotten my life back, I don’t have to…

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“I feel so much freedom, I love it!”

October 30, 2012

Meet Brian, one of Whirlwind Wheelchair’s first US customers.  Living in San Francisco, hear why Brian loves his RoughRider.

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Spring 2012 News Notes

April 19, 2012

In this issue: Bolivian Disabled Activists Fight for Rights Donate to Help the VA Help Veterans The RoughRider® Comes to the US! Expanding the Whirlwind Team 2010 RoughRider® Features ASME Student Project Download your copy of the 2012 Spring Newsnotes  .

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Donate to Help Veterans

April 19, 2012

You can now make a donation and designate it for our VA Program. Whirlwind will make RoughRiders available to disabled veterans to test and provide valuable feedback through Veterans Administration (VA) hospitals around the country.   Donate Here Your donation of $800 will cover the cost of one RoughRider® for a veteran and a second…

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ASME Student Project

April 19, 2012

Members of San Francisco State’s Student Section of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) are working with Whirlwind on building a hand-powered front-wheel-drive tricycle as a club project. The club has been responsible for welding, fabricating, and contributing to the iterative design process through testing. “The team of undergraduate students is learning valuable skills…

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Expanding the Whirlwind Team

April 19, 2012

We have met some great people through our partnership with United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) Wheels for Humanity in Jogja, Indonesia and our manufacturing partnership with PT Dharma in Jakarta. Recently, Indriyanto and Maria (at right) joined the Whirlwind team to help with engineering and sales. Indriyanto’s background in large-scale manufacturing adds a unique body of…

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The RoughRider Comes to the US!

April 19, 2012

Experience the outdoors like never before Whirlwind is now taking advance orders for the RoughRider on our Buy One Give One (BOGO) program. Hundreds of wheelchair riders who have contacted us are excited about where they’ll go in their own RoughRiders. The RoughRider was designed to handle rough outdoor conditions like the broken up sidewalks…

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Bolivian Disabled Activists Fight for Rights

April 19, 2012

Lack of mobility is only the first of many barriers that people with disabilities have to overcome in order to be able to fully participate in society. Perhaps no better example of this was on display in La Paz, Bolivia on February 23 when a large group of mobility impaired demonstrators confronted police at the…

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