Rider Spotlight: Eric Baker

We believe that where there's a will, there's a way.  Nothing makes us happier than receiving pictures and updates from customers who are out having adventures in their GRIT Freedom Chair. And when they've worked hard to crowdfund the purchase, their whole community gets to share in the experience.

Eric Baker launched his GoFundMe page on March 11, 2016:

All my life I haved loved the outdoors going to the mountains and being in the woods hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, backpacking and exploring. Hiking the high country of the Sierra Nevada mountains, exploring new areas looking for wildlife and wildflowers.
Family and close friends can tell you the love I have for the outdoors.

When I was diagnosed with (AS) Ankylosing Spondylitis and then later with the complications of (RA) Rheumatoid Arthritis, getting out to the outdoors became more and more difficult to do...

Just recently I found out about all-terrain manual wheelchair called GRIT Freedom Chair. I did some research and watched some videos on this wheelchair and I realized with this tool I could once again get out in the outdoors on those trails I use to love to explore plus use for everyday use.
— gofundme.com/helpreb

Eric's GoFundMe campaign raised enough money to allow him to take advantage of our interest free payment plan, and he's been keeping us updated on his Freedom Chair adventures ever since.  

A big Thank You to GRIT and my new Freedom Chair. With the help of a Gofundme campaign... I now have my freedom to explore.
— Eric Baker
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Taking a break while enjoying the woods of the North grove - a 1.6 mile trail of Calaveras Big Trees State Park, California - with my daughter and grandson.
— Eric Baker
Cruising the California State Fair in my Freedom Chair. No problem going from the pavement, to the grassy picnic areas, to the paths in the forest area, to the gravel paths in the farming area, to the dirt areas around the horse stables, and even the sawdust floors in the livestock barns with many obstacles to go over.
— Eric Baker

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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