Many people have heard about Wheel:Life’s online programs and special giveaways, but did you know Wheel Life is a global initiative that assists people in addressing the many questions and challenges that come with using a wheelchair? Wheel:Life resources help people:
- find quality health and medical resources, related research and news;
- explore educational and employment avenues;
- research the proper adaptive equipment, assistive technology, home modification and home medical equipment for their needs;
- network within local and virtual peer support groups;
- discover accessible travel destinations; and
- enjoy a full and active life as a wheelchair user.
Another part of our active outreach program is providing support and encouragement for friends who use wheelchairs. If you follow us on Facebook or Twitter, you probably see our posts along those lines frequently, as well as related research news and human interest stories.
One of our most popular posts are the free giveaways that Wheel:Life offers periodically. We’re able to provide these free giveaways and promotional programs thanks to the generosity of our sponsors like Hollister Incorporated, Cure Medical, At Home Medical, Medtrade and SPORTS ‘N SPOKES magazine. Learn more about our sponsors here.
More than 30,000 people saw our last giveaway, a bumper sticker that invoked a little British humor while appealing to friends who grow weary of the second glances they receive while moving about town in their chair.
This September, our amazing friend Kim Ravenscraft Harrison of Transverse Myelitis Awareness Georgia was lobbying in Washington, DC for Disability Rights and she shared a little bit of Wheel:Life with the White House!
And Kim wasn’t alone, as Wheel Life mailed out more than 1000 of the Keep Calm stickers to friends nationwide. Chances are good you might see one soon on the back of a wheelchair in your hometown. Don’t worry though if you didn’t snag the Keep Calm sticker while it was still available! We’ll be bringing it back for Round 2 soon.
In the meantime, grab this great stocking stuffer for the holidays! It’s the newest Wheel:Life sticker – and it’s FREE! We’ll be mailing these bad boys out in January so request yours now – supplies are limited.
*Due to cost, only available to US residents please.
Fill out the request form below and we’ll mail a Wheel Life sticker to you soon:
UPDATE: Rolling Inspiration founder Chris Salas was inspired by the Steel Horse sticker to write the following poem. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did!
On a steel horse I ride,
I’ll have to use until the day I die.
Dwell on the past that cannot be changed,
Or live for today and redefine a name.
Disabled is only, the way I get around
The sky is the limit, even for those chair bound
Be proud of who you are and embrace your every flaw
Be different and excel, leave everyone in awe
Let those who tell you, things can’t be done
Be in your rear view mirror, missing all the fun
Life is not about what you have or how much you get paid
It’s what you did with those lemons and if you made lemonade
We cannot change the cards we’re dealt, but it’s how we play our hand
Leave those behind who don’t want to understand.
Everyone has a disability, some just easier to see
Just make the most of every situation and be the best you can be
Now go on out, with your head held high
And never ever let an opportunity pass you by!