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Give the freedom to drive.
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Lisa Schmoock needs hand controls fitted to her car so she can drive to her doctors and to the store. So does Denise White, Julie Swan, Chris Faught, and thousands of others. The Halo will give them what they need, but only with your help.

The Halo is
I'd like you to meet some of the people that we're helping regain their their independence.

Lisa Schmoock needs hand controls fitted to her car so she can drive to her doctors and to the store. So does Denise White, Julie Swan, Chris Faught, and thousands of others. The Halo will give them what they need, but only with your help.

The Halo is a fantastic device that allows people to drive by giving them a handle they push and pull to go and stop.

Now right off I want to tell you that there is a whole industry built around adapting cars and vans (usually ugly vans) for people with various disabilities. You can even drive a van by blowing into a straw, I kid you not. These devices are expensive.

Now some people need these devices. I think they do a good job. But what about everyone else?

Let's help them. They need us.

First, we need to get some fantastic device designed that's easy to put into cars. Something simple to use. How about a device that's like an arm you pull on to go and push to stop?

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OK, done that. Now lets go to China and have it made.

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Check. Bring it to America and test the hell out of it.

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Fantastic. We're almost there.

Now, we have to order a bunch and get them here so people can use them. Here's the deal. It costs $50 to make each one, ship them to the US, put them in a warehouse, and then ship them to people who need them.

So for every $50, we'll send a Halo in your name. For part of $50 (say $10) we'll send a Halo with your name and some other great peoples names. Let's make this happen.

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My story

It was a lovely day in May when I woke up in the UCLA ICU. I had been struck by a car the night before. The surgeons had saved my life, but couldn't save my leg.

So I awoke with my right leg amputated above the knee. After a month in hospitals I returned home with a pair of crutches and a miserable attitude. The world seemed very small to me.

A friend suggested that I start driving again. At first I was afraid. I went to a friends house in the country and he lent me his BMW (that's a good friend) to drive around the neighborhood. I used my left foot. It was uncomfortable, but it worked. And I came back to my friend's house smiling for the first time in months.

My world had gotten big again.

All across the nation, the world is shrinking for people who suffer from neuropathy, who have knee surgeries, who are in early stage MS, and who thought skateboards and motorcycles were safe modes of transportation.

I was lucky, I could get by with my left foot, but for most of the others; not so lucky.

You can learn a little more at: http://givethehalo.org
Gather round. The Give the Halo demo vehicle. Now in PT Cruiser Heaven.
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You can see more about me in Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GO_technologies
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