The Power of Perception

The Power of Perception

In the GRIT Freedom Chair, as opposed to my standard daily chair, I am not viewed as an individual struggling to get by. I am viewed as someone driven, able, and powerful. This change in perception will not only influence positive self-image, it can promote social change as well. If an individual with a disability can be seen as strong instead of weak, that opens up opportunities for them. Instead of people assuming what they CAN’T do, they start to think about what they CAN do.

Accessible Trails in Washington State

Accessible Trails in Washington State

"I've compiled a list of wheelchair-accessible hikes in Washington from my own experience and added some links to other resources.  I hope that this information will help other wheelchair hikers in the state, and that readers will share their own recommendations."

Squad Shout-Out: Empower SCI

Squad Shout-Out: Empower SCI

Our Squad Shout-Out series was created with the intent shine a spotlight on the fantastic organizations who are working hard to make the world a better place. Today's Shout-Out  honors Empower SCI! Empower SCI is a non-profit corporation established to enable individuals with spinal cord injuries to lead happier, more meaningful and more independent lives.

Rider Spotlight: Nico Serra

Rider Spotlight: Nico Serra

Freedom Chair riders aren't just our customers - they're part of the GRIT family. We like to stay in touch, and there's nothing we love more than seeing pictures and hearing stories about their Freedom Chair experiences. Today's Rider Spotlight features Nico Serra, our FIRST Pay-it-Forward Grant Recipient! 

5 Things to Consider When Choosing the Right Adaptive Equipment

5 Things to Consider When Choosing the Right Adaptive Equipment

Modern innovation has allowed people with a variety of abilities to access activities they couldn't in the past. But with so much technology to choose from, how do you decide what's for you? We've put together this handy guide to help you through the process.