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Welcome to Wheel:Life


We are so glad you’re here!
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:wlifeiconlowres

  • 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, sports and recreational programs; and
  • enjoy a full and active life as a wheelchair user.
Looking for a wheelchair sports team near you? We can help! Stay tuned for resources here on this site as well as our Facebook page about places, programs, events that you might enjoy.

Looking for a wheelchair sports team near you? We can help! Stay tuned for resources here on this site as well as our Facebook page about places, programs, events that you might enjoy.

The free resources that you’ll find on the Wheel:Life website include:

  • A monthly e-newsletter:  Sign up for yours here!
  • Daily updates on Twitter and Facebook
  • Ongoing articles here on the Wheel:Life website
  • A series of e-books [Coming Soon!] for Kindle and iPad readers
  • A fantastic annual event that focuses on accessible travel throughout the US and abroad!
    Details on that will be made available closer to the time for summer vacation.

You may wonder how we’re doing all of this? Well, we couldn’t do it alone, that’s for sure.

A group of fantastic organizations have come together to sponsor the Wheel:Life community. They are helping to fund all of the resources that you’ll find here as well as those on our connected social media pages.

We recognize our sponsors every now and then to give thanks for theirunwavering support, and we hope you’ll take the time to get to know them too!  Visit the Wheel:Life Sponsors page for more details.

In the meantime, feel free to let us know what’s on your mind.
If you ever have a question or a concern, please contact us right away.  We’re here to help, and if we can’t answer your question, we’ll put you in touch with someone who can, as soon as possible.

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Get Free Books!

Wheel:Life publications center on sharing resources and support for people who use wheelchairs.
Choose any free books you’d like to receive from the list below:

1. Reconnecting: Relationship Advice for Wheelchair Users

Reconnecting-CoverLowResIn this book, you’ll hear from six people who use wheelchairs as they share their perspective on friends, family and relationships including dating, marriage and parenting.

Throughout the book, Lisa Wells shares real-life examples and success stories from her interactions with disability advocates, non-profit supporters and Wheel:Life members throughout a healthcare marketing career that spans more than 20 years on three continents.

Reconnecting features interviews from:
• Graduate student & quadriplegic Ather Sharif about connecting on a college campus
•Amputee Thomas Morris on connecting through his unique appearance and personality
•NSCIA Buffalo NY President Natalie Barnhard who connects Wheels with Wings
•Paraplegic Todd Robinson who explains his family connection through the joy of adoption
•Quadriplegic Ashleigh Justice who connects on the quad rugby field and as a young mother

GET BOOK HERE

2. 10 Fundraising Ideas to Help People Who Have Disabilities

10 fundraising ideas to help people with disabilitiesIn this book, you’ll review 10 brainstorming ideas for different types of fundraiser events to benefit an individual with a disability who needs assistance for medical equipment, physical rehabilitation, adaptive sports equipment or daily medical needs.

Throughout the book, Lisa Wells shares real-life examples and success stories from her interactions with disability advocates, non-profit supporters and Wheel:Life members throughout a healthcare marketing career that spans more than 20 years on three continents.

10 Fundraising Ideas to Help People with Disabilities features interviews from:
• Paralympian Bert Burns on how he raised support to begin his career in wheelchair racing
• Project Walk Atlanta participant Leslie Ostrander on how she raised money for additional rehab
• The founders of 100 Songs for Kids on their annual music event to benefit children’s medical charities
• Rolling Inspiration creator Chris Salas on how he lined up sponsors for his SCI peer support group
and power soccer team
• The creators of Hunter’s Torch Daylily Garden, a fundraising resource for a child with special needs.
• The Independence Fund – a little known source of financial support for disabled US veterans.

GET BOOK HERE

3. Discovering: Accessible US Travel Guide for Wheelchair Users

Discovering-CoverlowresIn this book, you’ll discover a state-by-state directory of accessible travel destinations across the United States.

These accessible travel suggestions are part of the Get Out & Enjoy Life [GOEL] program that is a joint educational initiative between Wheel:Life, a global community of wheelchair users, and SPORTS ‘N SPOKES magazine, published by the Paralyzed Veterans of America.

More than 70,000 wheelchair users from 108 countries took part in Wheel:Life resources in 2014.

You’ll find that each chapter of this book provides easily-accessible destinations that are fun and engaging for friends who use wheelchairs. Discovering is an easy, encouraging read that will help you explore all kinds of travel destinations and family fun spots, whether you are new to using a wheelchair or a seasoned pro.

Please note that not every state in the US is featured in this travel guide, just the ones that we have included in our GOEL program to date.

Have a travel destination that you’d like to include in this book?  Share it with us here.

GET BOOK HERE

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