W2W grantee gains strength from cycling

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A year ago, Will2Walk grantee Jody Robertson did not have a lot of the physical strength necessary to transfer herself to and from her wheelchair. After receiving a handcycle from Will2Walk in February 2013, Jody has taken advantage of the beautiful Arizona weather by cycling 2-3 times per week. “I’ve really built up my strength, and now I am able …

Returning to work: W2W grantee offers advice

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Returning to work after a spinal cord injury can be a long and daunting process. When she was two years post-injury, prior W2W grantee Jen Chaillie returned to work as a therapist specializing in treating children who have been victims of abuse. In February of 2013, Jen began the process of returning to work by applying for vocational rehab services …

W2W grantee talks wheelchair rugby, #1 Team USA

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One year ago, thirty-one-year-old Ernie Chun was preparing for the USA Wheelchair Rugby National Team tryouts. After securing his spot, he began rigorous practices using his new rugby wheelchair funded in part by a Will2Walk Life Enhancement Grant. “Being a part of Team USA has been an amazing experience,” reflects Ernie. “The team has become like a second family during …

Handcycle awarded to grantee with can-do attitude

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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 …

W2W grantee makes USA Wheelchair Rugby National Team

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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.