MagicWheels to Donate Two-Gear Wheels to Vets

The inventors of MagicWheels will hold bimonthly drawings throughout 2008 to donate a set of the two-gear manual wheelchair wheels to veterans across the country. MagicWheels were designed to enable manual wheelchair users to shift into a lower gear before climbing hills or maneuvering over uneventerrain.

MagicWheels also offer automatic hill-holding ability and assisted downhill braking. The goal is to reduce upper-extremity pain and injury in manual wheelchair users, which MagicWheels says includes some 2.2 million Americans living outside medical institutions. For more about MagicWheels or its give-away program, go to

This article originally appeared in the January 2008 issue of Mobility Management.

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