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Fallbrook mom starts wheelchair accessory business

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WHEELCHAIR ACCESSORIES FOR THE YOUNG IN SPIRIT

 

 On September 23, 2008 life changed dramatically for Jake Robinson and his Fallbrook family.  Jake was involved in a single car accident at age 17 resulting in paraplegia.  While sitting in rehabilitation facilities with her son, Laurie Robinson saw people in wheelchairs desperately trying to individualize their wheelchair.  On June 1, 2010 Laurie Robinson created Pimpmychair.com which was created for those who feel their wheelchair should reflect something about who they are.  People who are in a wheelchair need to be able to “make it their own” without spending a fortune, sacrificing quality, or being limited to plain hospital-issued black. 

Laurie also wanted all of the items featured on Pimpmychair.com to be on one site without having to search many sites for items designed for the “young in spirit”.  Because her son is in a wheelchair she understands the rigors a wheelchair endures and that “making it your own” is a necessity not a whim. 

Items featured are cushion covers in fun prints which are very reasonably priced and produced in her home town of Fallbrook, California.  You will also see caster wheels that light up, water bottle holders that really hold up to the rigors of wheelchair life, and gel-palmed gloves in various colors to help prevent the chance of getting carpel tunnel.  The site also features colored tires at a very reduced price, LED lights for your spokes, and bags which attach to a chair that actually prove useful.

Laurie Robinson’s philosophy remains; At some point you have to take your sorrow and turn it into something good.   “Strength does not come from physical capacity.  It comes from an indomitable will” Ghandi.   

Contact information can be found at Pimpmychair.com under Contact Us or speaking to Laurie Robinson personally at (760) 310-5855.###