2021 Annual Newsletter

Safety First, Second and Third Solar Power Tricycle Development Wheelchairs to Oglala Lakota Amputees Next Version of the Electric RoughRider Letter from a Grateful Recipient of the Frank Barham Memorial Fund Kellogg Racial Equity Challenge 2030 Dear Friends and Supporters, During 2021, Whirlwind returned to its roots of assisting small-scale RoughRider wheelchair factories, which we…

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2020 Annual Newsletter

Pilgrimage of the Camino de Santiago A Request from HCBH hospital in Haiti Whirlwind: What Can Come Next? Designing 21st Century Vehicles For Persons With Disabilities A Request from Fort Larned National Historic Site Dear Friends and Supporters, It is now December 2020, eight months since the beginning of the COVID-19 lockdown. The sale and…

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2019 Annual Newsletter

Letter from the Chairperson Responses from Recent RoughRider Recipients A RoughRider for an Indigenous Grandmother One World Project in Morocco Subsidized Wheelchairs from the Frank Barham Fund Whirlwind Goes Back To Our Roots With the holiday season approaching, we would like to thank all of you whose contributions have helped give hope and support to…

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2018 Annual Newsletter

In this issue: Four Wheelchair Designs International Wheelchair Stakeholder’s Meeting in India Advocating for New Wheelchair Procurement Policy in Morocco Rehabilitation In The Republic of Georgia The Frank Barham Memorial Fund Download the 2018 Newsletter here .

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

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

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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Alejandro Menéndez Finds Independence and Freedom with his RoughRider Wheelchair

Alejandro Menendez

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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RoughRider WheelChair Assembly & Axle Positioning

Whirlwind Wheelchair Assembly

All chairs sold in the US and Canada now come with Quick Release rear wheel axles. The instructions for assembling these wheels can be found here . Chairs also now come with anti-tip bars!Instructions for the anti-tip bars can be found here .   Please Note: Updated instructions will be included in the box in future orders…

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Caitlyn Meyers Overcomes Obstacles with her RoughRider in Iceland

Caitlyn Meyers 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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Amazon Elder with Polio Receives New RoughRider Wheelchair

Whirlwind Wheelchair RoughRider Safety in Stability and Fit

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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