According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center, there are about 12,000 new spinal injuries each year. Add to that the number of young men and women who are injured on the battlefield and the unexpected diagnosis of a debilitating disease by the average American and you can imagine that the demand for a good driving solution is tantamount to an ever-increasing population of people.
|Aww man, stuck again?|
To most men, this is akin to being neutered. Not only have we lost the ability to walk and do things normally, but it feels like we also hand over our "Man-Card" when we are forced to drive the SMM.
Now the world can be a fickle and nasty place, especially when money is involved. Somehow, Steve Kitchin found himself on the outside of his own invention. Another company stepped in and bought it out. But, did that stop a determined man? Not a chance! In life, it is out of our worst moments that sometimes our brightest futures can be birthed. No hard feelings, just move forward!
|ATC's Gull Wing and Hydraulic Lift|
ATC strives to convert any and all trucks as well as some SUV's but understand this, everything is dependent on your chair and the amount of room your vehicle of choice has. ATC can convert Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra trucks quickly. Once it is in the queue, it typically takes around six weeks to complete the conversion. It is a great idea to contact them with the specific specs of your wheelchair and what type of non Chevy/GMC truck or suburban you would like converted in advance to determine feasibility.
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One other tidbit that was of high importance was the type of hand controls available with ATC's conversion. The answer - any and all. Even the fully computerized EMC style of hand controls can be fitted for these trucks.
So, there it is. It's time to trade in the SMM. Go get your "Man-Card" back! Get Out There!