Rider Spotlight: Joe Kemp

I love the GRIT Freedom Chair because it does offer me a tremendous amount of freedom. I have FSH muscular dystrophy and have been unable to hike or simply walk around my block for a number of years. It also gives me quite a workout! As people with disabilities know it can be difficult to get quality exercise, especially cardio. 

I like taking it around my block a few times a week and living in Florida we have a number of walking trails that I can now enjoy. This fall, as the weather cools, I intend to explore areas I haven’t been able to in years!

One reason I chose the chair is the price. Compared to chairs that offered outdoor capabilities it is moderately priced and the GRIT Freedom Chair team was very friendly and helpful in getting me financing. The quality of the chair is fantastic. The maintenance is simple and the instructions for putting the chair together were clear and easily understood.  I also wanted a chair that would give me some exercise and that I could take on hikes or to the beach. I love being able to go out without fear of tripping and to just be able to enjoy nature.

[If you're considering purchasing a GRIT Freedom Chair] I would say go ahead and take the plunge! You won’t regret it. Don’t be afraid that you aren’t strong enough to propel the chair. My MD affects my arms, but I can still safely maneuver the chair. It really does give you freedom and to just go outside on a warm sunny day and enjoy nature is wonderful and something we can for granted.


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The GRIT Freedom Chair is the most versatile chair on the market, designed from the ground up to handle any terrain. From trails to grass to snow, the Freedom Chair is built for you to push yourself. Born out of research at MIT, the Freedom Chair's patented easy-push levers reduce shoulder strain and put you in control of your mobility. Ready to hit the trails.  Learn more about the GRIT Freedom Chair at www.gogrit.us