Rider Spotlight (Kids’ Edition): Ollie

Rider Spotlight (Kids’ Edition): Ollie

“I love watching him speed off ahead of us on whatever path we’re on, enjoying his own independence and ability to fly.”
-Jennifer Drew (Ollie’s mother)

Rider Spotlight: Maggie Deery

Rider Spotlight: Maggie Deery

“How freeing it is to take control of your body and become active. When you are disabled you have limitations, but I know that for me I’ve surpassed so many limitations by challenging myself and doing things I never thought would be possible and going outside the boundaries. It’s such a great feeling, and I want others to have that.”

Freedom in the Freedom Chair

Freedom in the 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.”

Rider Spotlight: John Hollis

Rider Spotlight: John Hollis

"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. "

Rider Spotlight: Michelle Winchell

Rider Spotlight: Michelle Winchell

"My favorite thing are the beach wheels and being able to go out onto the sand by myself, doing that by myself. Not having to have somebody push me or carry me out there . . . It's really nice to push myself on the beach. The chair makes a huge difference."