Five months recording, three months editing and post-producing, one GoPro 3 + Black edition, seven different camera positions, mounted on a Power Wheelchair and myself. Continue Reading »
Articles Tagged: Recreation
WALLA WALLA, Wash. — Harvesting a pair of pheasants could be considered a success for any hunter.
But for 45-year-old Troy Bird, those two kills represented something much more.
“What he gets out of it is just getting outside,” Bird’s friend and hunting partner Paul Roskelly said. “Also, going and getting his own food. It makes him feel like he’s contributing to taking care of himself.”
Bird, who was injured in a rock climbing accident at age 16, is a quadriplegic. Continue Reading »
Quadriplegic athlete is featured speaker at fundraising event for DREAM Adaptive
Joe Stone doesn’t recall much about the speed flying accident that sent him crashing at 50 miles an hour into the face of Missoula’s Mount Jumbo, putting him in a month-long coma, rendering him quadriplegic and nearly ending his life.
But more impressive than his unlikely survival was his resolve, which gripped him the instant he awoke from the dark maw of unconsciousness, to again venture forth into the mountains. Continue Reading »
Wheelchairs line the edge of Gregory’s Pond in Chesterfield County; some of their occupants carry fishing poles, others take in the view or relish in their shared military history that brought them to this peaceful shore. Continue Reading »
“Shooting from the lip” is no joke for farmer Clyde Thomas when he embarks on a quest to shoot deer and feral animals from his home just south of Eden on the New South Wales far south coast.
The 61-year-old quadriplegic has to use his mouth to fire a gun.
Mr Thomas was paralysed from the chest down as a result of a car accident in which he was a passenger in 1989.
He explains that it usually takes just over a month for him to prepare for a hunting trip. Continue Reading »
R.O.A.R. is a missions/ministry based organization whose purpose is to redefine limitations and empower those with disabilities to see their God-given ability through outdoor activities.
R.O.A.R. seeks to educate, assist, and mediate for those with disabilities to minimize obstacles in outdoor settings and to challenge stereotypes. We intend to create opportunities for those with disabilities to step out beyond the point of fear or apprehension to discover outdoor passions and desires. Continue Reading »
The word “can’t” is not in quadriplegic Mike Hudson’s vocabulary.
He’s on a mission to motivate the disabled to be more active outdoors and to travel, as well as educate others about ways to make that happen.
Hudson, 42, of Greenwood, recently founded R.O.A.R. — Rediscovering Outdoor Activities and Recreation — a nonprofit organization that received its tax-exempt approval from the IRS in July. Continue Reading »
Walt Disney World ® Water Parks make getting around in a wheelchair even easier. Thanks to mobile wheelchair lifts, Blizzard Beach’s Gondola at the Chairlift, and even the ability to take the wheelchair with you on a ride, Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon ® and Disney’s Blizzard Beach ® let guests actually ride some of their famed rides and attractions with your wheelchair! Continue Reading »
Since sustaining a severe spinal cord injury in 2011, Skye Parker has been looking for ways to experience the outdoors again in a way that is actually appealing to him.
As a former kite surfer and somebody interested in things of that nature, this has manifested itself in the form of the Spider Crab, a kite buggy he designed to be used by people with disabilities.
Parker has spent the past year designing and refining this vehicle and is currently fundraising to build it. Continue Reading »
VIRGINIA BEACH Bill Fertig struggled with beach vacations for years. A motorcycle wreck 14 years ago left him a paraplegic. On a trip to Nags Head one summer, Fertig relied on a cumbersome wheelchair that even the strongest member of his family could barely push through the sand.
Fertig stayed back at the house so he wouldn’t be a burden while everyone played near the water.
Frustration fueled his desire to invent a new, lightweight, manageable sand wheelchair. Continue Reading »