Wesley Part 2

May 05, 2015

Wesley Part 2

Wes is not new to Be-X. We helped Wes with his tutoring business and he has been very successful at getting this started. (Click here to see his success story.) While Wes loves to teach, it is not his first love. Wes also loves horses. He loves being around them, training them, and showing them. And he is good at it! Wes and his partner have had great success showing their horses over the past few years. As a result, Wes was recently approached about training a horse to lead beside him when he is in his chair. He has also been approached about getting his judge's card so that he can officially judge horse shows -- and get paid for it! The problem is that his wheelchair cannot handle sand, and the wheelchairs that can handle sand are very expensive and not well-suited for someone with as severe an injury as Wes has sustained.

 

We investigated a new approach to improving wheelchairs that is akin to the NASCAR approach of changing tires. We adapted Wes' chair so that his friends can quickly change tires on it. This will enable Wes to use the seating system he presently has and travel in the sand. We have completed the project, and if you want to watch a video of the adaptation in motion, click on the video above. Thank you for all of your support!