The Wijit is a wheel with a lever drive, gears, and brakes that replaces the wheel on a manual wheelchair. They can be installed on most manual wheelchairs.
This device allows the person in the wheelchair to drive, break and stop without touching the wheels. It also improves cardiovascular health which is difficult to achieve with limited mobility and fatigue, both of which are characteristics of FA.
We are looking into these for Sam. We need to ensure that we can fit them on to his wheelchair. Unfortunately the Wijits cost $5000. All of our fundraising efforts in the coming months will go towards purchasing the Wijits.
For more information on Wijits click here.