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Fallbrook mom starts wheelchair accessory business

FALLBROOK – 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 that resulted 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 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,” said Robinson.

Robinson said she 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 said she understands the rigors a wheelchair endures and that “making it your own” is a necessity not a whim.

Items she offers include cushion covers in fun prints “which are very reasonably priced and produced in Fallbrook,” she said. She also offers caster wheels that light up, colored tires, LED lights for the spokes, water bottle holders that hold up to the rigors of wheelchair life, attachable bags and gel-palmed gloves in various colors that help prevent the chance of the wheelchair user getting carpel tunnel syndrome.

Of her new venture, Robinson said, “At some point you have to take your sorrow and turn it into something good.”

The website can be viewed at http://www.Pimpmychair.com.

 

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