Freedom Chair for James Norris

James Norris is an image of psychological strength, physical endurance, unwavering devotion to others, and pure, uninhibited grit. GRIT met James in Laughlin, NV, where he absolutely crushed his first Spartan Race.

James and other Spartans using the Freedom Chair during the “Bucket Carry” obstacle of the recent Laughlin, NV, Spartan Race.

James and other Spartans using the Freedom Chair during the “Bucket Carry” obstacle of the recent Laughlin, NV, Spartan Race.

James and a crew of new and old friends covered over 5 miles through deep desert sand in a Freedom Chair he borrowed for the day. No barbed wire, no gravel-wrecked incline, and no obstacle slowed him down. He finished the race with a tear in his eye and Spartan medal held high.

James, who was diagnosed with cerebral palsy when he was a child, has become the engine behind Handicapable Fitness. This organization aims to motivate and encourage people to push themselves beyond their imagined limits. James will use his Freedom Chair for personal adventure, sure, but also to help others reach their own physical goals through demonstrations, physical training, and more.

I don’t want shortcuts, I don’t want a pat on the back for a “good job,” and I definitely don’t want anyone to feel bad for me because I have cerebral palsy. The way I see it, my cerebral palsy is a blessing because it allows me to do things like [the Spartan Race] and show people what’s possible!

—James

Oh, and James was too bashful to create his own page, so his team from Laughlin did it for him. He deserves this device as much as anyone — and we’ve already seen what he can do in one.

Let’s get James a Freedom Chair of his own!


About the GRIT Freedom Chair

The GRIT Freedom Chair is the mountain bike of wheelchairs. It is the most versatile chair on the market, comprehensively designed to handle any terrain. Whether through trails, sand, grass, snow, or pavement, the Freedom Chair is built for the rider to push themselves. Designed by a team of MIT engineers, the Freedom Chair's patented, easy-push levers reduce shoulder strain and put the rider in control of their own mobility. Learn more about the GRIT Freedom Chair at www.gogrit.us.

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Created December 18, 2018.


$250 gifted by Anonymous