At Van Products, we want to keep life is a moving experience by helping wheelchair bound people go anywhere, any time. We take this philosophy on the road and in the home, which is why we keep you up to date with the newest disability news. Sports are a great way to stay active and meet other people with disabilities. They help you build self-esteem, social integration, endurance, and overall health. Want to learn more? Check out these disability sports heroes:
Oscar Pistorius: Infamously nicknamed “the Fastest Man on No Legs”, Oscar Pistorius is a record-setting South African sprinter who had both legs amputated but has learned to live and excel despite his handicap. Today, he competes as a runner wielding a pair of prosthetic leg replacements.
Rick Hoyt: Just before he was born, a complication leading to extended oxygen deprivation caused Rick Hoyt to become a quadriplegic with cerebral palsy. Today, he and his father compete together and father pushes his wheelchair in athletic events around the country.
Kevin Bailey: After a tragic accident left him paralyzed from the chest down, Keven Bailey didn’t let that stop him from pursuing his passion for sports. He started playing wheelchair basketball and eventually started his own team, The Triangle Thunder.
At Van Products, we are here to offer support and encouragement, and though circumstances may not seem ideal, we’re here to walk you through the process of making your life a bit easier. Staying active and surrounded by community is crucial for anyone who has a disability. Van Products is proud to support the disabled community wants to do whatever they can to facilitate support groups and athletic teams. Life is a moving experience; let us help you make sure yours is! We hope to hear from you soon.