From the Bench to the Center of the Action

There’s not much that can keep Eugene Gustinucci from doing the things he loves. Eugene fought cancer and is an above the knee amputee in his right leg and is missing part of his right lung as a result, but cancer didn’t win. Eugene, 61, of Plains Township, Pennsylvania, stays active thanks to his Pride®Continue reading “From the Bench to the Center of the Action”

Doug Jones: Maximizing His Mobility

Doug Jones knows firsthand that life with mobility is much more enjoyable. As a lower-leg amputee for more than 50 years, he is thankful for his Pride® Maxima motorized scooter that gives him greater independence and freedom. At 21, Doug lost his lower left leg during a work-related incident. He taught high school science forContinue reading “Doug Jones: Maximizing His Mobility”

Yvette Pegues – Embracing Technology

As a former Networking and Systems Engineer, Ms. Wheelchair International Yvette Pegues, MCSE/M.Ed, is no stranger to technology. After all, she was recruited by IBM right out of college. Little did she know how far adapted technology had truly progressed. Shortly after being diagnosed in the ER with a genetic brain defect, presenting as right-sideContinue reading “Yvette Pegues – Embracing Technology”

Jean Snyder – Now I Love Nature

Jean Snyder, a 62-year-old medical transcriptionist from Fort Wayne, Indiana, was never much of an outdoors woman, let alone a hiker, but that all changed in the beginning of April when she went on a trip with daughter Michelle and her family to the Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee. “The day my daughter planned toContinue reading “Jean Snyder – Now I Love Nature”

Darrel Ford – Teaching By Example

When a child in Darrel Ford’s school saw Darrel for the first time, the little boy’s eyes lit up. That’s because Darrel uses a power chair and the child has a wheelchair, too. Darrel, 48, of Bayport, New York, is a Speech-Language Pathologist who conducts speech and language therapy with children with speech and languageContinue reading “Darrel Ford – Teaching By Example”

Cheryl Miller – Regaining Independence

Sometimes, the ability to do the simplest things is the most rewarding. With her new Jazzy Air® electric wheelchair, Cheryl Miller discovers just how much she can accomplish. Cheryl is a double amputee, with both legs removed just above the knees. In the past, performing basic tasks around her home in Indiana, Florida, was nextContinue reading “Cheryl Miller – Regaining Independence”

Sylvia Longmire – Discovering Her Limits

For Sylvia Longmire, there is nothing greater than discovering the boundaries of her abilities. Her passion for traveling and her dedication to serving the disabled community has pushed her farther than she ever thought possible. After a diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) twelve years ago, Sylvia discovered a way to continue living her life. ThroughContinue reading “Sylvia Longmire – Discovering Her Limits”

Stephanie W: Making the Most of Her Mobility

As a wife, mother and grandmother, family is important to Stephanie W. Even with limited mobility, she makes time for what matters most in her life and enjoys every second of it. Stephanie was diagnosed with polio as a child. As she ages, it’s harder for her to walk around. Thanks to her Go Chair®, StephanieContinue reading “Stephanie W: Making the Most of Her Mobility”

Nancy Byler – Cruising in her Go Chair®

Nancy was born and raised in Whittier, California. She moved to Twin Falls, Idaho, to teach geography and geology at the College of Southern Idaho. Later, she was diagnosed with a slow progressing form of ALS, and decided to retire to Tucson, Arizona. Her medical condition has not slowed Nancy down at all. She uses herContinue reading “Nancy Byler – Cruising in her Go Chair®”

MJ McColgan – For the Love of Sports

As a Special Olympic National Golf Champion, Michael “MJ” McColgan knows a thing or two about sports. Inspired by great athletes, MJ strives to surpass his limits and achieve great things. Born in Birmingham, Michigan, MJ was diagnosed with a strain of cerebral palsy. His limited mobility has not stopped him from making his markContinue reading “MJ McColgan – For the Love of Sports”