Kens Off Road Wheelchair Fund
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$745 Raised
10% of $7.7k goal
10 contributors
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Ended Mar 23, 2015
My name is Ken and I have been in a wheelchair for 13 years now. I was injured on an ATV when I was 14. I lost control and hit a tree head on. The tree was fine but I was not. Breaking 3 of my vertebrae and damaging my spinal cord on ... More ...

 My name is Ken and I have been in a wheelchair for 13 years now. I was injured on an ATV when I was 14. I lost control and hit a tree head on. The tree was fine but I was not. Breaking 3 of my vertebrae and damaging my spinal cord on impact, leaving me a T5 para with no feeling from the chest down. Two weeks after I left the Hospital I was going to High School and moving forward with my life now in a wheelchair. My biggest passion has always been hiking in the outdoors and experiencing the wonders of nature first hand. Being in a chair can be hard at times but not being able to get to places outside or hit the trails and just feel alive is the hardest part for me. To walk and run is a great gift that’s taken for granted by so many. I often think if I had my legs today where would they take me. We live in a Free Country but do we live free. We create walls with our homes and cars that keep us from nature mentally and physically. So if your reading this and your able to, find a trail in the forest near you stop and breathe in real freedom. I have never asked for help like this before so it's strange for me. Recently I came across a web site for an all terrain wheelchair called a Mountain Trike and I was amazed at how much thought went into making this be so functional. It can take you in the snow, mud, gravel, over rocks, roots, even the beach. All that and still fold up like rigid wheelchairs do. You could go on a bike ride and shop for groceries without stopping to change chairs. The Mountain Trike is the perfect combo of mountain bike and wheelchair. It's made with high end parts so it has a high end price to go with it, but what an amazing improvement it could make in the lives of people in wheelchairs. I know for me it would open up a world I thought was not reachable any more. The price tag is beyond what I can do alone but with help I can make it happen. Thank you for any support you can give to help me reach my goal to get back some freedom. For more info on the Mountain Trike Visit: http://www.mountaintrike.com/

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