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. We were glad to have … [Read more...] about Elder Makes Ancestral Trip to the Amazon in a RoughRider Wheelchair!
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 working and pushing forward to design … [Read more...] about Congratulations to all the WINNERS of the RoughRider 2017 Best Video & Story Contest!
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 wheelchairs allow 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. This is just how we felt when we heard from Alejandro, a … [Read more...] about Alejandro Menéndez Finds Independence and Freedom with his RoughRider Wheelchair
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 was determined to walk down the aisle in heels, even though my legs would often give out unexpectedly … [Read more...] about Caitlyn Meyers Overcomes Obstacles with her RoughRider in Iceland
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 at when he first came in contact with western society, in the late 1950's. He expresses how grateful he to have the chair, and is very happy that life will be easier … [Read more...] about Amazon Elder with Polio Receives New RoughRider Wheelchair