Nashville family creates safer electric wheelchair that prevents collisions, falls
Nashville family creates safer electric wheelchair that prevents collisions, falls Nearly 2.7 million Americans rely on wheelchairs to get around, but every year, more than 100,000 are injured in wheelchair-related accidents. Inspired by one of their own, a Nashville family took it upon themselves to make wheelchairs safer. For the "CBS This Morning" series A More Perfect Union, Omar Villafranca meets the two brothers who developed a wheelchair that Time magazine named one of the best inventions of 2020.cbsnews.com
Video of Detroit man using custom wheelchair goes viral, family asks for help
DETROIT – It’s been decades since one Detroit grandfather has been able to walk due to multiple sclerosis. It’s designed to help the user stand upright and be able to walk. “The last time I saw him stand up was in college,” Melinda said. “I understand we’re in the middle of a pandemic and a civil rights movement, but hope is not canceled and courage is not canceled,” Melinda said. “My father is the most courageous man I know.”A GoFundMe has been set up for the family.