Riders with Difficulty Walking

People who typically use walkers, canes, and crutches enjoy the outdoor mobility of the GRIT Freedom Chair. 

For many of our customers, the GRIT Freedom Chair is their first wheelchair. To them, it's about selecting the right tool for the job. Using the GRIT Freedom Chair enables easier travel over long distances and rough terrain than walkers, canes, or crutches. It helps riders conserve their energy, so that can walk short distances indoors.

Noel was born with congenital hip dysplasia.  “I am capable of walking, it’s just ridiculously hard. Standing is ridiculously hard… I hit a point last year where I’d been stuck inside constantly for a couple of months—and I’d get out when my boyfriend would take me out—but I didn’t have the ability to get myself out because I didn’t drive and I wasn’t up to walking… There is a park that is three to four blocks from me. I get out two to four times a week in my chair now, depending on what the weather is.    Read more about Noel

Noel was born with congenital hip dysplasia. “I am capable of walking, it’s just ridiculously hard. Standing is ridiculously hard… I hit a point last year where I’d been stuck inside constantly for a couple of months—and I’d get out when my boyfriend would take me out—but I didn’t have the ability to get myself out because I didn’t drive and I wasn’t up to walking… There is a park that is three to four blocks from me. I get out two to four times a week in my chair now, depending on what the weather is.

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As my condition progressed, and I started using a wheelchair, I noticed a significant change in how my abilities were perceived. The reality is, I became MUCH more mobile and independent with my wheelchair than I was with any sort of walking aid.    - Nerissa    Read more about Nerissa

As my condition progressed, and I started using a wheelchair, I noticed a significant change in how my abilities were perceived. The reality is, I became MUCH more mobile and independent with my wheelchair than I was with any sort of walking aid.

- Nerissa

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Jack lives with Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIPD). He typically uses a cane or regular manual wheelchair, he found it challenging to get where he wanted to while pursuing his passion of photography.  "I was able to roam freely at our annual Arts for All Festival, and tour the event booths for the first time in 6 yrs. I saw many old friends for the first time in a long time, and am very grateful for my Freedom Chair which made it all happen."    Read more about Jack

Jack lives with Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIPD). He typically uses a cane or regular manual wheelchair, he found it challenging to get where he wanted to while pursuing his passion of photography. "I was able to roam freely at our annual Arts for All Festival, and tour the event booths for the first time in 6 yrs. I saw many old friends for the first time in a long time, and am very grateful for my Freedom Chair which made it all happen."

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Playing in the park with my grandson [is] just the best ... [he's] just shy of 3 years old. If it were not for this chair, I could not have taken the trip through the Garden with my family. Feeling very blessed and grateful.     - Jerry     Read more about Jerry

Playing in the park with my grandson [is] just the best ... [he's] just shy of 3 years old. If it were not for this chair, I could not have taken the trip through the Garden with my family. Feeling very blessed and grateful.

- Jerry

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BonnieKate was shot in her left knee with a high powered assault rifle in the "Batman Theater Shooting" in Aurora, Colorado in July of 2012 during the midnight premiere of the film. The injury left her with debilitating chronic pain in her left knee/leg. While normally she uses a crutch to get around, BonnieKate says,  "[The pain] prevents me from walking much further than one would to get groceries or running simple errands; even those things are extremely hard for me."    Read more about BonnieKate

BonnieKate was shot in her left knee with a high powered assault rifle in the "Batman Theater Shooting" in Aurora, Colorado in July of 2012 during the midnight premiere of the film. The injury left her with debilitating chronic pain in her left knee/leg. While normally she uses a crutch to get around, BonnieKate says, "[The pain] prevents me from walking much further than one would to get groceries or running simple errands; even those things are extremely hard for me."

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Benefits of the GRIT Freedom Chair

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Keep up with friends and family

It can be exhausting to keep up with others by using crutches, a walker, or a cane off-road. The GRIT Freedom Chair's lever drive takes the physical stress out of pushing yourself around, helping you to focus on enjoying your environment and the friends and family you're exploring it with.

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Heart healthy

The ergonomic lever motion is easy on smooth ground, exercising your heart and lungs rather than just your arms. Many GRIT Freedom Chair riders love the low impact cardio workout.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if I need a wheelchair?

This is a personal question that's different for everyone. Our rule of thumb is that if you answer "yes" to either of these questions then you should consider adding a wheelchair to your mobility toolbox:

  • Would a wheelchair allow you to enjoy more of life than you could without it?

  • Would using a wheelchair help you overcome more accessibility barriers?

If this is your first wheeled mobility device, you might have some questions, and we're here to help. Click here to read our article, “So, You’ve Never Used a Manual Wheelchair Before.”

 

Stories from riders with Difficulty Walking

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