Travelling can be full of adventure! At GRIT, we want to make sure that you get the most out of your travelling adventures, so we want to show you how easy it is to fly with your Freedom Chair.
“I have always believed (and this has been strongly re-enforced by a progressive disease) that if there's something that you love to do and you can somehow do, then you should do it now. With disability, the idea of what you can do must be creatively and flexibly supplemented with different ways of doing things and with adaptive tools, such as the Freedom Chair.”
"I like nature. It was very frustrating that I could not get out. When I got my chair it was amazing, I got back my Freedom. You can get out and do it! One trick in photography is making sure you are steady, with the wheelchair I can lock it up and I have my steadying post right there. It gives me the Freedom to go out there. "
In her new series, IT'S A GRIT LIFE, Nerissa shares how the GRIT Freedom Chair helps her to continue engaging in her favorite activities and living a life of adventure. Today she discusses how she can quickly and easily get accessories, repairs, and maintenance for her Freedom Chair taken care of at her local bike shop.
"It’s priceless to me. I can’t drive, and just to have that little extra sense of speed seems to make some type of difference. I don’t feel 'disabled' in it. I feel enabled. I do feel empowered . . . Things I would put off, now that I’m in my chair, I’m OK. It’s like a modern day chariot. I get tons of compliments on it from the bus driver to people on the street.
“We went on a hike in the White Cedar Swamp walk in the Marconi Station National Park area. This was the hardest trail I have attempted and, except for some railroad tie steps that my sons and son-in-law gave me an assist, I was able to get through it without difficulty. We like to be ‘memory makers’ for our kids and grand kids and being able to do this with them rather than sitting back at the house was fabulous. “