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FASTCOMPANY – JANUARY 2012

January 28, 2012

FastCoExist, a project of FastCompany Magazine, covers Whirlwind’s offering to US wheelchair riders who’ll access trails, gardens, and beaches like never before. 

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Jezebel – October 2011

October 28, 2011

“Charity Gives People In Haiti These Awesome All-Terrain Wheelchairs”  Bill Clinton and other fabulous guests attended the premier of The Way by Emilio Estevez with Martin Sheen.  This eventwas also a benefit for The Walkabout Foundation.  Read The Story Here.

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Diverse – October 2011

October 28, 2011

Ralf Hotchkiss teaches a wheelchair design and fabrication class at San Francisco State University and enlists the help of students in continually improving wheelchair designs for the developing world.  Read The Story Here.

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Mission Local – October 2011

May 28, 2011

Ralf Hotchkiss experiences the travails of a wheelchair rider on San Francisco public transit. Read The Story Here.

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Haiti Project with The Walkabout Foundation

May 26, 2010

Transcription for this video:  Haiti Project with The Walkabout Foundation After the devastating Haiti earthquake of 2010, many Haitians suffered severe injuries, while much of much of the country’s infrastructure laid destroyed. Whirlwind recognized that there was a urgent need for the RoughRider wheelchair, which is specifically designed for rough terrain. We offer our special…

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Whirlwind Wheelchair International and the RoughRider

July 1, 2009

An introduction to Whirlwind Wheelchair International and our newest chair, the RoughRider, an all-terrain wheelchair built by and for riders in the developing world. Whirlwind is a non-profit wheelchair company that specializes in creating durable low cost wheelchair technology that gives riders the opportunity to explore more places and do more things.

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Wheels of Change by PBS Frontline/World

June 23, 2009

Transcription for this video: Wheels of Change by PBS Frontline_World Frontline covers Whirlwind Wheelchair’s poverty relief efforts in Vietnam and local partner who manufactures the RoughRider wheelchair. This video also covers the inspirational stories of Tong Geong and his friend Quan Dien; both are wheelchair riders who live in the busy city. Whirlwind is a…

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