Aline Guerrero, 13, of San Jose received a new motorized wheelchair on Christmas, after her old one was burned in a November school bus fire. Marianne Favro reports.
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The Wheel World Project – An experiment in personal video archiving. A glimpse into the heart of common desire, shared by those of different ability. Almost one year ago, a group of extraordinary people came together to share what life is like living it from a wheelchair. The intention of the video is to illuminate the profound relatedness between all human beings regardless of how mobility is achieved. The profound relatedness that viewers will experience while watching the video, will open up new lines of communication and comfort between all people. The Wheel World Project is a vehicle for changing hearts and minds one voice at a time. Funds raised by The Wheel World Project will go towards providing wheelchairs for those in need.
The Wheel World Project held it’s premier event on November 13 in Denver Colorado. The project had 46 volunteers and many were ATG Rehab staff giving back to the community that we have the privilege of serving.
Attended by over 240 guests the project is a community event to celebrate the extraordinary in a video presentation. During the event there was live music, nine carnival booths including an iPad booth. Manual and power chairs for foot-bound people to test their skills maneuvering through an obstacle course and also playing basketball. There was an amazing mural art project plus twenty resource tables.
Two presentations were given, the first a keynote by TWWP video start, Tim Steinbrink followed later in the day by Miss Wheelchair Colorado, Zara Vargues. To get a sense of the fun and learning that was had by all click on the YouTube video and watch the fun