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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
25 07, 2013

RoughRider User Tours the Streets of Paris and London

2018-01-27T00:03:46+00:00

"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,

RoughRider User Tours the Streets of Paris and London 2018-01-27T00:03:46+00:00
16 07, 2013

Ugandan Priest Rides RoughRider Back to his Duties

2018-01-27T00:06:59+00:00

Father Thomas outside a classroom at Sacred Heart Seminary in Mubende, Uganda.  For nearly 30 years, Whirlwind has been dedicated to improving the lives of people with disabilities in the developing world. We recently received an update from Father Thomas Gabula, a Catholic Priest in Uganda, and avid user of the RoughRider. In

Ugandan Priest Rides RoughRider Back to his Duties 2018-01-27T00:06:59+00:00
11 07, 2013

WALTER Wins RESNA’s Student Design Competition

2018-01-27T00:09:08+00:00

Christian Bremer and Erik Ohlson, Master’s students in Industrial Design Engineering at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg Sweden, spent four weeks last fall in Whirlwind’s workshop at San Francisco State University with our technical team. As part of their Master’s thesis, Christian and Erik developed Walter - a rigid frame wheelchair for developing countries

WALTER Wins RESNA’s Student Design Competition 2018-01-27T00:09:08+00:00
3 07, 2013

Push to the Finish and Whirlwind help Joe to Go, Go, Go…

2018-01-27T01:21:20+00:00

According to Joe Briskey’s mom, “Joe loves to go, go, go, constantly begging to go bowling, or fishing, or out to dinner.” With the help of Push to the Finish and Riverton High School’s fundraising efforts, Joe and four others received new wheels that allowed them go, go, go in the Strawberry Days 5K.  Each

Push to the Finish and Whirlwind help Joe to Go, Go, Go… 2018-01-27T01:21:20+00:00
31 05, 2013

Whirlwind Wheelchair Hosts ISO Wheelchair Working Group Meetings

2017-07-19T22:20:26+00:00

Double Drum Test of an early RoughRider Whirlwind is hosting the International Organization for Standards – ISO - (wheelchairs) Working Group Meetings from June 3 throug June 7, 2013 at San Francisco State University.  The Working Groups comprise representatives of industry and consumer groups who work to develop and design manufacturing standards for manual and power

Whirlwind Wheelchair Hosts ISO Wheelchair Working Group Meetings 2017-07-19T22:20:26+00:00
14 05, 2013

Elementary Students Raise over $5,000 for Whirlwind in Wheels of Hope Activity

2018-01-27T00:55:50+00:00

Fourth grade students selling sundaes to raise funds for their Wheels of Hope project for Whirlwind Wheelchair Fourth grade students selling sundaes to raise funds for their Wheels of Hope project for Whirlwind Wheelchair. In fall 2012, 100 fourth grade students from Indian Ridge Elementary School in the Cherry Creek school district of

Elementary Students Raise over $5,000 for Whirlwind in Wheels of Hope Activity 2018-01-27T00:55:50+00:00
2 04, 2013

Will Sri Lestari Reach TEDx Ubud on Her Modified Motorbike?

2018-01-27T01:06:54+00:00

Last week we shared a photo of Sri Lestari, a social worker who is employed by a Whirlwind partner, UCP Wheels for Humanity, in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.  We found out after our post that she has been asked to speak at the TEDx Ubud conference on June 1st.   Sri is hoping to make her trip

Will Sri Lestari Reach TEDx Ubud on Her Modified Motorbike? 2018-01-27T01:06:54+00:00
26 03, 2013

Whirlwind Shifts into High Gear with International Quality Standards

2018-01-27T01:11:34+00:00

Sri Lestari takes her nephew for a ride on her Whirlwind RoughRider® near Jogjakarta, Indonesia. With the 2010 Whirlwind RoughRider® on track to reach more than 20,000 riders next year, the process for ensuring that each chair is of the highest quality becomes an even greater challenge. Unlike Whirlwind’s first 25 years, it

Whirlwind Shifts into High Gear with International Quality Standards 2018-01-27T01:11:34+00:00