Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Sunday, April 15, 2012
The Whirlwind Roughrider Wheelchair - Incredible, Freedom Giving Product and an Amazing Non-Profit Organization and Donation Opportunity!
and HERE is another video (sorry, I couldn't figure out how to embed this one) that compares the RoughRider to a standard manual. Boy, can I relate to poor guy in the standard chair :(
I can see how those wide, semi-flexible front casters make a major difference, as I have gotten stuck at the tiniest little curb. I would love to be able to roll just about anywhere like these people are doing - it would give me so much of my life back! I learned from the phone call that this organization is non-profit, and that they are just now beginning to offer their thoughtfully designed wheelchair in the U.S. for the price of $800. This $800 (which is an amazing price even for just one of these chairs) would actually buy two chairs - one for the U.S. customer and one to be donated to someone in need in a developing country. They are very much in need in countries where concrete is scarce, and rolling across dirt, potholes, and tree roots would be an everyday occurrence. Many people in developing countries that have mobility issues are bedridden almost all of the time, and have to drag themselves across the dirt or be carried in order to go anywhere. Just imagine how much a chair like this could change a person's life for the better! It's mind boggling! For wheelchair users in the U.S., these chairs offer so much more freedom than standard chairs, allowing users to go where no wheelchair has ever been able to go before. It makes hiking off road possible again, as well as beach trekking, just all kinds of new possibilities are opened up.
I like it because it could allow me to do more rugged outdoor activities again - these are the kinds of activities the Walters household so enjoys, and I've been held back from being able to participate. Even my new chair, while it will allow me a lot more independence (I can take it in a vehicle alone because it is so lightweight) can't come close to offering me all of this. So, I told the representative that I would definitely be willing to post about their organization and product. I do not have the money needed to purchase one, but she said that they would be willing to help me get the word out regarding any fundraising efforts I might start.
I would SO benefit from having a RoughRider of my own - I don't want to miss out on trekking the local corn maze this year, and I hate being sidelined from family style outings that go off road. I also love the fact that my purchasing one would allow someone who is in great need to receive one free, as a life changing gift that would give freedom that s/he may have never known, or has been missing for a long time. I want to help in making that happen! I will want to donate to this organization even if I never receive a RoughRider myself (but I can't help but hope that I do *smile). I've created a paypal donation link - I thank anyone who donates in advance millions of times over, and so does the Whirlwind organization I am sure! They aren't out there for profit, as they must only break even. They just want to help people to enjoy their lives more fully. xo Tracy
Monday, January 3, 2011
Monday, November 22, 2010
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
This one has a little version of a watercolor and pencil piece I did awhile back.
and here's the back..
'Masked Molly' (inspired by a dear red-headed friend of mine :) )
'Little Green Bandit'
and her box:
This one would make a great gift to a teacher. I gave some out to some teachers this past Christmas and they were well received :D (the apple is hand drawn, and I used a font for the lettering) This can be customized with a teacher's name!
and this little Victorian style lady wants to have a tea party with you! (or maybe with your little girl?) ;)
a whimsical little unicorn portrait:
'Midnight Howl' (with sparkles):
'The Fashion Plate':
I give/send these with a little box that has a slightly larger version of the picture adhered to it, such as this (box styles will vary according to what I have on hand):
Boxes will vary, depending on what I have on hand ;)
*Pendants are semi water resistant, but definitely NOT waterproof!!*
These are $14 apiece, which includes shipping inside the U.S.
(add $2.75 for shipping outside the U.S.)
I gladly accept paypal or a money order. Please contact me at tracyannw(@)sbcglobal(dot)net if interested, or if you have any questions.
Thanks for taking a peek! I plan to list more options as I'm able to get the supplies :)
Monday, April 26, 2010
Crown has a metal pinback securely stitched to the back, which is finished with an added square of wool felt.
Shipping: free inside the U.S. (add $1.50 for shipping outside U.S.)
Paypal accepted! Please email me if interested :)
This vibrantly colored pin was crafted around a very unique vintage button. I had to repeat the color scheme the button provided, and did so with my wonderful wool felt. Wool felt is the nicest stuff! Mine is all purchased from a lovely woman that felts from home. :)
(pin will be finished with covered pinback, just like the pins pictured previously)
Price: $8.00 (including shipping inside U.S.--outside U.S. add $1.50)
I will add more as I can!
Thanks so much for looking, and don't hesitate to email me if interested, or if you have any questions. I gladly accept paypal payments.
If you like any of the other pins pictured in the collage above, just let me know. Most are available at $8 apiece (that includes shipping inside the U.S.) :D
tracyannw (@) sbcglobal (dot) net