GRIT Freedom Chair for Veterans
Thank you for your service! Veterans around the country are using the GRIT Freedom Chair to move beyond the pavement and we'd love to help you do the same.
You can obtain your GRIT Freedom Chair through the VA
GRIT is proud to be on contract with the VA’s Federal Supply Schedule (V797D-60697). If you get your healthcare at the VA, you may qualify to receive a chair from the VA at no cost to you.
What is the process for ordering through the VA?
We have learned from working with several VA Medical Centers that the process can vary from one location to another. That said, typically you will need to have an appointment and specifically request the GRIT Freedom Chair from your VA provider. Usually a therapist (Occupational, Physical or Recreational) will do the evaluation. If you see one of those individuals regularly, we recommend approaching them directly. If not, you can ask your Primary Care Physician for a referral.
We have a contract with the VA which makes it a lot easier for them order it. But of course, it's still a process!
Need some help from GRIT? Here is a brief overview and frequently asked questions from providers that you can carry along to your next appointment if you need additional information about the chair. You can also call us at 877-345-4748 or email email@example.com with any questions.
What if I do not receive my healthcare through the VA?
If you do not receive your healthcare at the VA, or you are on a tight timeline for when you will need your all-terrain wheelchair, there are other ways to go about getting a GRIT Freedom Chair.
You can order the GRIT Freedom Chair directly from GRIT using our online checkout or one of our payment plans. We're all about overcoming obstacles, including financial ones, and we're happy to work with you directly.
Additionally, we have rounded up several organizations that provide grants specifically to veterans to help them purchase adaptive equipment like the GRIT Freedom Chair. Fill out our Grant Finder form and we'll match you with grants you qualify for.
Key Features and Benefits
Key Features and Benefits
We have many veteran riders and VA supporters across that country that love the Freedom Chair for many reason. Below are some key features and benefits of the chair.
Easy to push
Our MIT-designed patented lever drive is easier to push than regular wheelchairs, and way more powerful. We use the properties of levers to give you the benefits of shifting gears on a bike. This means that the GRIT Freedom Chair lets you cruise faster than walking speed on smooth ground, but also gives you the power you need to climb over hills and roll through grass, dirt, and sand.
Easy to maintain
When we say it’s like a mountain bike for your arms, it really is! Though it does not need frequent maintenance, like any good piece of equipment, it does deserve a tune up every now and again. Because every moving part is an off-the-shelf bike part, this makes for infinite customization and easy maintenance: you can take your Freedom Chair to a bike shop for tune-ups.
Easy to transport
The GRIT Freedom Chair is the first all-terrain wheelchair that’s just as easy to get to the trail, as it is to use on the trail. The wheels, seatback, and footrest are all quick release, enabling the GRIT Freedom Chair to fit into the trunk of a small car. The chair disassembles in less than a minute, and the more you disassemble the lighter it gets. The weight of the heaviest part to lift into the car is just 25 pounds.
Improved health and fitness
The GRIT Freedom chair provides a low-impact exercise routine that helps with weight loss, strength, and cardiovascular health. Because of the lever drive, there is less strain on the shoulders than other manual chairs.
More access to recreation
The GRIT Freedom Chair was built specifically for outdoor use, so whether you are a beach bum who wants to take the chair to the shore or an adaptive athlete ready to compete, we guarantee our chairs have been there.
Our riders have a thirst for more independence, and the GRIT Freedom Chair allows them to venture beyond their natural confines. While many riders enjoy adventures with friends and family, some love getting outdoors by themselves.