GRIT Freedom Chair

For Everything There Is a Season

For Everything There Is a Season

The great thing about the outdoors is that no matter what time of the year it is, there is always something to do. Sometimes you have to adapt to the weather or the temperature in order to properly enjoy things, though. Luckily, my GRIT Freedom Chair is a versatile, all terrain wheelchair. It allows me to enjoy all types of activities no matter what the seasons throw at me.

The Freedom Chair Indoors

The Freedom Chair Indoors

One of my favorite features of the Freedom Chair is how seamlessly it transitions from outdoors to indoors. The Freedom Chair has been designed to fit into all ADA accessible spaces. This means you can go about your day, and tackle whatever crosses your path with only one piece of equipment!

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. 

Rider Spotlight: Angela Weddle

Rider Spotlight: Angela Weddle

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.

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."

Canadian Rockies: Jasper National Park

Canadian Rockies: Jasper National Park

We camped at Snaring River, where the only sites available were a couple of walk-in sites.  We grabbed one and used my wheelchair to help carry the large and heavy car camping gear. After several trips down a medium-packed gravel path, we ended up enjoying what was probably our best – most private and best view, not far from a flowing river – campsite of the trip.

Land of the Free

Land of the Free

Those of us who use manual wheelchairs are often forced to accept certain environmental limitations. Whether it’s broken pavement on a sidewalk, missing curb cuts, steep hills, or simply rough terrain, necessity forces wheelchair users to become experts at navigation. On the flip side, however, new accessible technology also means that these types of challenges can be overcome. More specifically, thanks to the dedicated work of a group of engineers, there’s now a wheelchair designed especially for off-road terrain: the GRIT Freedom Chair.

It's a GRIT Life: Chapter 3 - Camping with GRIT

It's a GRIT Life: Chapter 3 - Camping with GRIT

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. In today's episode she talks about using the Freedom Chair on a recent camping trip!

What is a Grant?

We at GRIT believe that finances shouldn’t limit your access to the equipment you need to reclaim your active lifestyle. Because of this belief, we work hard to help each individual find the funds they need to move beyond the pavement. In some cases, a grant may be the best option.

Wheeling Boston's Freedom Trail

Wheeling Boston's Freedom Trail

Would I recommend the Freedom Trail to a wheelchair user looking for an activity to do in Boston? Absolutely! In spite of the barriers in my way it was still an enjoyable day and a fascinating trek. Above all, do not let the fear of obstacles stop you from an adventure! After all, it's when things don't go right that you come away with the best stories.