For the Love of Wheelchairs

I’m a lifelong ambulatory wheelchair user, meaning I’ve been disabled since birth, and I both walk and ride. In my early twenties, around the time I got married, I was using my manual everyday wheelchair about 60% of the time.

The Overcoming of Suffering

We have always been drawn to stories of people that faced tragedy or extreme hardship and found fulfillment in their lives. Despite conditions beyond their control, they overcame overwhelming obstacles and pursued a joyous life. Life presented us with this challenge 15 years ago.

Rider Spotlight: Hailey K.

As Hailey Kinter shares about her life, she is both spirited and calming. Documenting and posting much of her personal journey online and through social media, she is an advocate for medical care, disability rights, and yoga for all bodies.

Why Would I Need an Outdoor Wheelchair?

You’ve come across outdoor wheelchairs and want to learn if one may be a fit for you. How are they different from standard wheelchairs? Are they worth the investment? If you are thinking about getting an outdoor wheelchair, read for top benefits and why they can be life changing.

Trandon Mechling: Spartan, GRIT Athlete

When two mud-covered military veterans finished their Spartan Race and saw Trandon watching from the sidelines, they turned and headed toward him. One removed the Spartan finisher medal from around his neck and handed it to Trandon. “Keep this,” Lopez told him, “but I want you to do a Spartan Race with us.”

How to Choose an All-Terrain Wheelchair

From sizing, to functionality, to safety, to price, to so much more, there is a lot to consider when searching for an all-terrain wheelchair. The GRIT team wants to help. After all, this process should be really exciting! Selecting the right all-terrain wheelchair is the first step.

Getting to Know My GRIT Freedom Chair

I was now ready to take the GRIT Freedom Chair off the path. A local farmer just down the road from my neighborhood planted about 300 acres of sunflowers this fall. I am an amateur photographer and was naturally drawn to them…