Ankur Wate and Don Cesareo 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
Eric Logan - WINNER of the ROUGHRIDER BEST PHOTO CONTEST! Eric's photo was taken at Surigao del Norte in Philippines. He won $50 USD OR free push handle extenders for every photo that we used in 2017 and 2018! Alex Neupauer - WINNER of the ROUGHRIDER BEST PHOTO CONTEST! Alex's photo was taken at Arches National Park in Utah,
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.
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
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 when he first came in contact with western society in the late 1950's. Nenekawa expresses how grateful he is to have
New recipients of RoughRider wheelchairs distributed by one of Whirlwind's partners, Global Mobility. In DaNang, Vietnam. January 2018! #roughrider #whirlwindwheechair #globalmobility
In this issue: First Chinese-Made RoughRiders® Delivered in China Morocco Peace Wheels Project Choosing a Whirlwind RoughRider for Quadriplegics Photo Contest Winner The Arizona-Sonora Border Project (ARSOBO) Wheelchair Design Updates Download the 2017 Newsletter here.
Whirlwind Wheelchair puts users in the center of the design process. As such, the RoughRider has evolved out of the most common user needs we found. This is the first installment in a series that highlights some of the design features that make the RoughRider a dynamic chair. So what makes the RoughRider a different
The main goal here at Whirlwind is to help people go where they want. In Will Krajewski's case this meant going with his Boy Scout troop to the Boy Scouts of America National Jamboree, an event that only happens every four years. Watch this incredible documentary below showing Will at the Jamboree motivating his troop
Whirlwind Wheelchair’s RoughRider® will be used by actor Blair Underwood, Golden Globe Award nominee, in the pilot episode of NBC’s remake of IRONSIDE. The reboot is highly anticipated given the original’s success. The drama series is about a recently disabled homicide cop, Robert Ironside. The show, now available to pre-screen on Hulu.com, is scheduled to