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Free Wheelchair Mission: Moses’ story

Waganda Moses is eighteen years old. He’s the second oldest of eighteen children from a poor family who live in Iganga, a town two hours outside of Uganda’s capital, Kampala. When he was born, he was perfectly healthy; however, at age two, he contracted malaria. He was rushed to hospital where doctors administered an injection. […]

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healthy active lifestyle

Top 5 tips for a healthy, active lifestyle

Being physically healthy and mentally healthy are two separate things, but both equally important.  Whilst physical health generally depends on two main things: a reasonable amount of active movement and a balanced, well-considered diet, feeling mentally healthy requires one to be in tune with their body, mind and soul, and take steps to figure out […]

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activities for disabled

Our top activities for disabled people

Finding accessible and inclusive tourist activities around Europe can prove quite a difficult search if you are disabled.  Attractions promise access on their websites, only to disappoint once their disabled customer has arrived, and some aren’t quite there yet in adapting their offerings. So, here is a small list of indoor and outdoor activities around […]

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Understanding physical disability.

Understanding physical disability – lessons in understanding physical disability from a wheelchair user

Disability is a term that has so often been misunderstood and misrepresented by the societies we live in.  To give you a definition, a physical disability is a limitation on a person’s physical functioning, mobility, dexterity or stamina. Other physical disabilities include impairments which limit other facets of daily living, such as respiratory disorders, blindness, […]

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The do’s and don’ts of wheelchair repair

It is important that before considering the ‘do’s and don’ts’ of wheelchair repair we understand and explore how to maintain the wheelchair.  Topics such as correct storage, battery maintenance, cleaning and regularly checking the wheelchair enable you to ensure the product remains safe and productive in the long-term. It is suggested that review your UM/SM […]

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Wheelchair for Backpack

Trading Wheelchair for Backpack

We are on our way to Machu Picchu with Janis McDavid. Without his wheelchair. Janis is travelling across the Peruvian Andes in a backpack on his friends’ backs.  Or in a saddle. Or on a zip line. Can this possibly end well? Will they reach their destination? In any case they still have to overcome […]

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mobility chair

What does the term mobility chair mean to you?

The term mobility chair refers to a wheelchair which is only required as a means of transportation. It can otherwise be termed a transport wheelchair. A mobility chair can help someone who has limited or no mobility to get about. This umbrella term would not usually include wheelchairs appropriate for those that spend 24/7 in […]

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