"Being able to move and be active outdoors with the people I love! It's an amazing tool that has allowed me to do more of the things that I would normally miss out on because of my intense chronic pain that is made worse by walking. It's so life giving to have some independence and freedom to explore outdoors in my chair!"
"The past few weeks I have had the thrill of telling friends, family and community members that I’ve been spending my time doing something that I have never been able to do before, that is moving a manual wheelchair [the Freedom Chair] independently. It’s a great way for me to get exercise in the back yard."
"My GRIT Freedom Chair allows me to propel myself outside in a wheelchair, which lets my Mom and I walk and roll side by side on the paved Promenade here in Seaside, OR. I enjoy the feeling of being able to push myself, see the ocean, and have a conversation with my mom while being able to look at her (instead of her being behind me, pushing me)."
"I was able to expose my children to the wonder of the outdoors, to carry on our family tradition. I was able to give them meaningful childhood memories. The hardest part of being sick isn’t what you can no longer do for yourself, it’s what you can’t do for other people. I had to live with the guilt that I’d never be able to give my children the things they needed. But now, thanks to you, I can be the kind of a parent that I always wanted to be. I have the ability to give my kids the childhood they deserve, and to feel like a real active father again."
Lately we've been ecstatic to see more and more successful Go Fund Me campaigns for Freedom Chairs being completed. Thanks to Keith Polischuk, the star of today's featured rider, we have an amazing opportunity to share the aftermath and the way these campaigns can change the lives of the people who complete them.