Wheelie Favorite Things – Edition 2

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Afikim Scooter:
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Perhaps the perfect scooter for sightseeing, the Full Size Breeze S4 Afkim scooter from Afikim Electric Scooters (a cool company in Israel) is a seriously beefed-up electric scooter that’s perfect for uneven terrain (brick sidewalks – I’m looking at you). The 4 wheel suspension is smooth as silk and it reclines. The most memorable feature of this scooter is it’s removable see-thru sun and rain visor sitting along the top, and it’s long and wide enough to cover you completely. Also, the scooter also has a LCD control screen and LED headlights.

While the Breeze S4 definitely has a few hiccups, such as it being so big that you can’t fit it inside a lot of places (they really need to create a place where you can attach a manual chair to your scooter so you can bring one along), it’s hard to deny how exciting this scooter is when it comes to all-day traveling.

Check it out: http://www.afiscooters.com/frontpage/scooters-catalogue/a>

‘The Ultimate Meal Shake:’

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You’ve heard about the benefits of smoothies and juicing before, and they are as right as rain. You can never go wrong with raw, organic ingredients in liquefied form (they go straight to your system). And The Ultimate Meal Shake is exactly what it sounds – a complete vegan shake that has everything you need for a complete meal – 15g of protein, an array of potent anti-oxidants, fiber, 30g of carbs. It has all of the necessary vitamins and minerals you need.

From potassium and calcium to iron, folic acid, vitamin E and Omega 3 and 6, the idea is that you use this mix (it’s in powder form) and combine it with water or milk and fruit. Blend it all up and you have an all-in-one meal (talk about a great way to get everything you need) and a great way to stay healthy and prevent skin issues.

Learn more: http://theultimatelife.net/

“MVS” Wheelchair Accessible Limousine:

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John Black of RO Bus and Limousine, a company in LA, California, has made the world’s only fully accessible limousine, the MVS, and no, it’s not just some really big van being called a “limo.” It’s a real, full-fledged limo created using two MV-1 vehicles (from new adapted vehicle manufacturer, VPG) and has two ramps that flip out on both sides, allowing room for up to 3 wheelers.

And the interior is totally blingtastic too – with a starry ceiling and purple track lighting, this is without question a limo made for the Push Girls, or maybe for a wedding party where a wheelchair-user is part of the picture. Here are a few photos of the MVS (and stay tuned for more pics of this limo from PhotoAbility) and it will be available to rent in 6-8 weeks. For more information, contact John Black of RO Bus and Limo johnblack@robussales.com.

Freedom Shores:

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“Inclusive geotourism” is the name of their game, and this incredible fully accessible resort in Campeche, Mexico (located on the Yucatan Peninsula), founded by a longtime quadriplegic and former Marine, is one of the oldest wheelchair accessible resorts in the world. It is a 2.2 acre resort that has only 9 accessible rooms, but each is “universally” accessible.

Each room has Wi-fi, roll-in showers, shower and commode chairs (so you don’t have to bring your own), and if needed – Hoyer lifts and portable ceiling lifts. They even offer PCA services for $37/day (love this) and fully-accessible chauffeured pick-up and drop-off service from the airport. A resort offering all of these services in an accessible manner is incredibly hard to find. And while you’re here, they also offer accessible fishing trips, mangrove tours and accessible swimming with dolphins.
Visit their site: http://www.isla-aguada.com

Slap Chop:

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One of the most transformative and inexpensive gadgets out there is the hand-held chopping device seen on TV, the Slap Chop. It wasn’t made for people with disabilities, but it sure is a great invention for us. This slick little gadget has internal blades that come down and chop anything – garlic, potatoes, nuts, berries, bread and vegetables. As long as a food item is pared down to fit the 5″ round chopping area, it will be chopped.

The Slap Chop will cut anything in seconds. Simply place the food under it, hit the top down and voila – lift it up and inspect your chopped goods (and every time you hit it, it will chop your food into smaller sizes). This gadget is really perfect for anyone with limited finger movement (or if you’re just tired and don’t have the energy to chop a 1/2 hour’s worth of food). You can find Slap Chops priced anywhere between $9 – $20 depending on where you shop (they’re available at Target, Sears and hardware stores). Visit their official site https://slapchop.com/

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Deborah Davis

Deborah is a Speaker, Disability Inclusion Consultant, Entrepreneur, Writer and Business Owner of Wheelchair Lifestyle Enterprise Push Living Inc.

She was a Former Dancer, Accident Survivor (C 6-7 Spinal Cord Injury resulting in incomplete Quadriplegia 1985), College grad (BBA Finance 1991 U of Miami), with a background in Sales and Marketing and Non Profit Development and Management.

She is now embarked on new path creating a market for Disability Inclusive Stock Images with the creation of PUSHlivingPhotos.com and publishing an online enterprise: PushLiving.com. The mission is to create Inclusion for people with disabilities through stock images for advertising, marketing and editorial uses, providing accessible properties for travel, swap or purchase, publishing an online magazine for improved health and well-being, providing information and opportunities for Accessible Travel, and operating an online store with products that improve lives.

She is most passionate about building a network of people with disabilities who are empowering, supporting and creating a more inclusive world. Personally, she is a mother of two beautiful, wise and exceptionally bright young women, and residing in South Florida.

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