Today I, Alice, from HWI met with Cara, who is part of Safari Seat, for an introductory meeting. Thanks to Skype I was able to be in my home in the USA and Cara in England. Through our discussion we discovered many common goals between our two organizations.
Providing a mobility product for those with lower extremity disabilities.
Helping to find ways for those in under developed parts of the world to be able to build the product.
Providing the product design as an open source model.
It is encouraging and energizing to collaborate with those doing similar mobility development work who share some of the same goals. We look forward to continuing to build a development mobility collaboration, one connection at a time, sharing our resources, learning from each other, and working together.
Today HWI experienced the words written in a Christian worship song.”It only takes a spark to get a fire going.” One spark came in April as Alice spoke at a Lion’s Club meeting. Another spark came as one of the men attending runs weekly with a scholar from Haiti who has a heart for the disabled. The scholar has engineering in his background and realizes there is both the physical “light” needed along with sharing the spiritual “light.” Oh and how about all the prayers thatt HWI has prayed for a connection in Haiti after the earthquakes years ago. Well I’m not sure how God will use our divine encounter today in using transportation for transformation but we will watch and pray with great anticipation.
Listen to the Unstoppable Podcast with host Frankie Picasso as she interviews Alice Teisan. When Alice Teisan turned 30, she was going to quit her nursing career to do something she really loved, leading bicycle tours around the world! She had already clocked over 10,000 miles and ridden across the USA twice, Israel, Scotland , England and Zimbabwe. 4 days before her l,000 mile tour was to start, she came down with a debilitating illness that stole her dreams out from under her, until she found out that God had a different and better path for her to travel! www.hiswheels.org
Listen live on Tuesday, July 19, 2016, from 1:00 to 2:00 pm EST, to Mission Unstoppable, as radio host Frankie Picasso interviews Alice Teisan. Listeners can tune in by going to www.toginet.com and clicking on the ‘LISTEN LIVE’ button on the upper right corner during the live broadcast. You can listen to it either from the show page, www.thegoodradionetwork.com, or 48 hours later from www.itunes.com. (more…)
Our HWI team was honored to have the unique and outstanding opportunity to participate on this Pakistan Contests international judging board for NOWPDP,
The contest received sixty design entries. The NOWPDP team then picked the top ten designs for the international judging board to evaluate. The presentation of each entry was of professional quality and a gift of education and awareness for those with lower limb disabilities and to the hand-cycle world.
This opportunity helped us crystalize our purpose, while combining over 50 years of trike experience in evaluating the ten accessible designs. Our evaluation team consisted of eight members including our design engineer, physical therapist, bicycle mechanic, along with a couple students and Messiah College’s Burkina Faso trike project coordinator.
Congratulations to Taufeeq Elahi Diju Winner reported in Dawn, who had the winning desing, Orbis 3. Pakwheels. com top 30 NOWPDP cycle designs
Abilities Expo posted Alice’s story and sent it in their Buzz enewsletter mailing of 37,000 plus. Thank you Abilities Expo for the work you are doing and for using your platform to get Alice’s story and the story of His Wheels out.Abilities Expo/Cycles of Life
Our network around the world keeps growing. Maxim and his brother Evgenii began building a virtual handbike community in 2013 for a Russian Speaking audience within Eastern Europe. They have 425 members. Thanks to internet translation you can browse their website at Handbikes Russia.
October 2015 His Wheels International (HWI) attended the first annual Chicago Unconventional Bike Expo (CUBE) located in the Chicagoland area. CUBE has given us the okay to form an International Hand-Pedaled Trike Track that will run within the bigger CUBE convention.
Join HWI and the International Hand-Pedaled trike track for the CUBE to be held September 30- October 2, 2016 at the Tinley Park Convention Center.