All-terrain wheelchairs arrive at U.S. parks: ‘This is life-changing’

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National and State Parks are incredible resources for everyone to enjoy the outdoors. State parks across the country have introduced all-terrain wheelchairs to give more people more access to the parks. Hopefully even more parks will follow the lead!

Via the Washington Post:

“I’ll finally be able to go on these trails for the first time in my life,” said the 32-year-old travel blogger, who shares his adventures on Curb Free With Cory Lee. “The trails are off-limits in my regular wheelchair.”

The Georgia initiative was spearheaded by Aimee Copeland Mercier, who suffered a zip-lining accident in 2012 and lost both hands, her right foot and her left leg to a flesh-eating bacterial infection. Copeland Mercier, a psychotherapist and licensed clinical social worker, tested several types of all-terrain chairs before committing to the Action Trackchair, which several other state programs also use.

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