Stories

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

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.…
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Ankur Wate and Don Cesareo | RoughRider in the Amazon Jungle

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

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…
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Eric-Logan | All-Terrain RoughRider Wheelchair | Jungle-Philippines

Alejandro Menéndez Finds Independence and Freedom with his RoughRider Wheelchair

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…
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Alejandro Menendez

Caitlyn Meyers Overcomes Obstacles with her RoughRider in Iceland

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…
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Caitlyn Meyers In Iceland

Amazon Elder with Polio Receives New RoughRider Wheelchair

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…
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Whirlwind Wheelchair RoughRider Safety in Stability and Fit

New RoughRiders distributed by Global Mobility in DaNang, Vietnam, January 2018

New recipients of RoughRider wheelchairs distributed by one of Whirlwind’s partners, Global Mobility. In DaNang, Vietnam. January 2018! #roughrider #whirlwindwheechair #globalmobility
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Traveler’s Program Update

Fatuma before and after receiving her new RoughRider Wheelchair in Masake, Uganda We recently received this post from Craig Pierson on Facebook “This Summer a group of us went to Masaka, Uganda to build a playground at Jireh Children’s Center. While there we met Fatuma. As you can see her wheelchair was in pretty rough…
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