The Will2Walk Foundation recently awarded a $3,000 Life Enhancement Grant to Jody Robertson of Queen Creek, Arizona. The grant allowed her to purchase an Invacare Top End Force-2 handcycle to ride for exercise and training. In 2003, Jody was injured by an accidental gunshot that resulted in T11-T12 paraplegia. Today, she works as a customer service representative at Gateway Commercial …
Thirty-year-old Ernie Chun likes to run into people in wheelchairs. When he’s playing professional wheelchair rugby, that is. As Will2Walk’s latest recipient of a Life Enhancement Grant and newest member of the 2013 USA Wheelchair Rugby National Team, Ernie demonstrates how those with quadriplegia can maintain a high level of activity with a lot of dedication and hard work.
Five years ago, Ty Kachanuk was a 24-year-old working father of two young girls who drove a sports car, rode motocross, and played recreational sports. That all changed Christmas Eve, 2007, when he was injured in a motorcycle accident that resulted in T3-T4 paraplegia.
The Will2Walk Foundation recently awarded a $4,000 Life Enhancement Grant to Jen Chaillie of Tempe, Arizona. Her reaction to hearing she had been awarded a grant for a new handcycle? “Blessed and overjoyed!” she recalls.