Posts Tagged ‘Wheelchairs’

Freedom of Mobility on ABC7 Morning News

Freedom of Mobility done by ABC7 local San Francisco with Kristen Sze. This piece provides a great overview on Whirlwind and our project to get RoughRider wheelchairs to people in Iraq during in the Spring of 2009 in partnership with Brad Blauser and wheelchairsforiraqikids.com Watch the video from our Video Gallery. Transcription for this video:…

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Video Silla De Ruedas Totem

This is a Spanish language video made in Columbia, South America, showing the Whirlwind RoughRider, known there as the TOTEM (Todo Tereno Movilidad). The riders in this video are very experienced and have exceptional control of their wheelchairs. Whirlwind does not recommend reckless driving!

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Come Demo the RoughRider®

Dennis Hein out at the park in Billings, MT  “I just love my RoughRider®, it is awesome outside and in. The chair was very easy to manage in the gravel and dirt, uphill and downhill too.” – Crystal Costa, Equestrian from CA ” I feel like I’ve gotten my life back, I don’t have to…

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Jezebel – October 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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Wheelchairs and New Production in Indonesia

Whirlwind Wheelchair Proper Wheel Chair Provision

Indonesia is one of the poorest and most disaster prone countries in the world with tsunamis, earthquakes, and 155 volcanoes – like the Merapi volcano that swept away the village of Cangkringan last fall. According to the World Health Organization, there are 6.4 million children with disabilities in Indonesia and at least as many adults.…

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Example of ISO Standard Tests

A Whirlwind II wheelchair, shown in the photograph, was built by a factory in Quang Ngai, Vietnam. It was first subjected to the tests described in “Simplified Strength Testing of Manual Wheelchairs in Developing Countries.” A few minor strength problems were identified and corrected.  The chair was then submitted to the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System…

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