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This Just in...!     FEELDOM 2024 Spring NEWSLETTER    

2 Exciting Product Launches!

Wheelchair Daddy Limited Edition Collaboration

                    TEKNO+PLUS,  RFID Accessible Wallet Pouch

CHIC LT-24 Series, Luxurious Wheelchair-adaptable / Shoulder tote bags

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 "See you there!"

Expo and Conference Tour - Unites States 2024

Click links below to learn more

March. 15-17 - Abilities Expo / LA Convention Center / Booth #518

March. 19-22 - CSUN Conference / Anaheim Marriott / Booth #1110

April. 13 - World of Possibilities Expo / College Park, MD / Space D54

April. 19 - Fast FWD Stroke Summit / Brooklyn Art Haus, NYC

May. 3-5 - Abilities Expo / NJ Convention Center / Booth #515

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 GIVEAWAY TRIBUTE EVENT:

A man in a wheelchair rappelling a mountainside. Banner text reads, "Gene Rodgers Awesomeness Award" Win a FEELDOM Wheelchair Bag.

Are you (or someone you know) this awesome??

Recipient will be awarded with:

  • A FEELDOM Wheelchair Bag
  • A copy of Gene's Book, "Awesome by Accident"
  • Gene Rodgers Tribute Certificate of Awesomeness
  • Their story and photos featured on our Community page and FEELDOM social media accounts.

Due date for applying for or nominating a candidate:  FEB. 21, 2024

Winner will be selected and notified by MARCH 14, 2024.
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How to apply:  email us at ifeeldom@feeldomlife.com
Application Contents:   
1. Full name, age, address, email
2. Tell us your story, and why you (or nominee) meet the criteria below.
3. How you could use a FEELDOM wheelchair bag to improve your mobility.
4. Watch Gene's video, listen to our interview, and give a brief response
letting us know how Gene's story has impacted you in a positive way.
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Criteria:
  •  A person who uses a wheelchair for mobility
  • Someone who actively serves(ed) their community
  • Someone who faces difficulties with courage & awesomeness
  • USA citizen, age 18 or over
  • No purchase necessary to apply or nominate.

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FEELDOM Official sponsor of Team USA Blind Baseball

Thanks for Supporting Team USA Blind Baseball!   Watch Video  

Read about us in the News

FEELDOM was honored to provided Team USA Members with 10 Performance Block/ S- Series Large and 4 CITY BLOCK backpacks with the USBBA Team logo personalized team patches.

A man and woman wearing a blue and white baseball uniform, each holding a dark navy backpack with colorful USBBA logo patches on them. They're smiling and standing in front of the baseball field fence with a Feeldom banner above them.

Teammates Kiana Glanton (left) and Casellas in Central Park, NYC showing off their new gear.

“The FEELDOM City Block bag has been such a blessing to our team and specifically to me as a frequent traveler.  I love that my needs as a visually impaired person have been considered all the way down to a pouch for my white cane!  It fits so neatly under airplane seats that I ALWAYS use this as my carryon bag during air travel.  I think I may need one in another color!  But for now I’m proud to wear my navy blue bag as it perfectly matches our US Blind Baseball Association uniforms #RedWhiteAndBlue.”

-Kiana V. Glanton  Team USA #3

An embroidered rectangular patch with a red white and blue design of the USBBA logo like an American flag, the black number one, and in Braille, underneath the name HARRIS in all caps. It is white with a blue border.  Each member also received 2 personalized Braille name patches!

Currently the NYC-based "Lightning" is the first USBBA team in the USA, and are working hard to create other teams in the NYC area and in other cities across the country. The Lightning is sponsored and supported by the Lighthouse Guild of NYC.

“I have never enjoyed a backpack more than my Feeldom Block Backpack, and it made my recent travel so much easier. It is clear that people with visual impairment were considered deeply when designing this bag. The bright inner lining makes it easy to grab what I need quickly when I’m traveling. The additional shelf space makes it convenient to separate items that I’ll need now and later, and all of the compartments are easily identifiable with the large zippers. I recently used my Feeldom bag in an airport and it helped take away a lot of anxiety normally associated with traveling. It has made me more organized and I am able to bring more things that I’ll need for any occasion.”

- Co-Captain Jeremy Morak, Team USA  #12

 

Teammate Hope Newman with her new Performance Block Backpack

TEAM USA are the proud bronze-medal winners of last year's Blind Baseball International Cup, which was held in the Netherlands.  This year, 8 teams from various countries are expected to compete once again.  Let's cheer them on!

3 smiling ladies are holding the new City Block backpacks in the 3 colors: Navy, Forest Green and Arctic white.  We're giving the thumbs up in front of a sign that says FEELDOM official sponsor of Blind Baseball TEAM USA

The Feeldom team with founder Julia Kim (right) saying "Good luck" from Korea!

 Watch the International Cup 2022 Highlights!

Check out TEAM USA Blind Baseball on Facebook

 

Transparency:  

Report will be available upon request September, 2023.
*Customers' purchase price, including discounts, will be matched by the in-kind donation of the same or newer version of the Performance Block Large Series, calculated at the standard retail price including less shipping and handling fees.

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Read about us in NEW MOBILITY Magazine

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FEELDOM's Wheelchair Bags, Reviewed

"All of our testers came away impressed by the overall quality of the bags and the obvious amount of thought that went into the design process."

- Ian Ruder, Editor in Chief

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~ A New Partnership ~

Help Hope Love logo, a person holding a heart      Connect With Us Today!

We support community-based fundraising for people with unmet medical expenses and related costs due to cell and organ transplants or catastrophic injuries and illnesses.  (USA)

Learn more about how Help Hope Live can assist you in acquiring FEELDOM Adaptive Gear not covered by insurance.  www.helphopelive.org

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SUMMER NEWS to Make you Feel Fine

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Episode 4 - Authentic Representation

Collage featuring a young professional looking black woman wearing a blue blazer. The background is the Disability Media Network Logo and images from various movie scenes

Jennifer Price is the founder and CEO of Disability Media Network. She is a special education and disability rights attorney. Prior to founding DiMe Network, Jennifer had over 10 years of experience advocating for victims’ rights as a prosecutor and the rights of people with disabilities. Jennifer is the author of the book, EmpowerEd: Using Real Case Examples to Look Deeper into IEP Management.

Disability Media Network is a streaming app that features news, entertainment, and lifestyle programming created by or including people with disabilities. We offer content featuring disabled actors, including movies by disabled filmmakers.

DiME Network:  https://www.dimenetworktv.com/

 Get Jennifer's Book "EmpowerED"

 

Episode 3 - Awesome by Accident

Collage image of a man in a cowboy hat with a beard. He is rappelling a mountainside whilst in a wheelchair, also, he is paragliding . Speech bubble reads "Always say yes to opportunities." and the bold text, Meet the Author!

View Gene's Documentary:  "Dear Wheelchair Maker"

Read Gene's Book: Awesome by Accident  Available on Amazon

About our Guest: Gene Rodgers is the author of his own exciting story, Awesome by Accident. As a teenager faced with a spinal cord injury, Gene overcame multiple challenges and pushed the limits of what he and his wheelchair could do. Also an assistive technology developer and disability advocate, discover the ways this extreme adventurer was willing to do whatever it took to live an awesome life and make the world a more accessible place in the process!

Special Tribute: Gene Rodgers, Author and Disability Advocate (1955-2023)

We are honored to pay tribute to Gene Rodgers, our recent guest, who sadly passed away shortly after the episode was recorded. We are deeply appreciative of Gene's awesome life and touched by his adventurous spirit and dedication to improving the world for people with disabilities, one challenge at a time.  You will be surely missed, Gene, but your influence will live on in the countless lives you've inspired through your awesomeness. Thank you for sharing it all with us!

Gene's Website and Video Channel:  The Gene & Dave Show 

EPISODE 2 - The Wheelchair Daddy

March is Cerebral Palsy Awareness month!

Image of a smiling middle aged man with short gray hair in a blue collared shirt. He's seated in a wheelchair with a dark gray background and green font with a green ribbon logo. Text reads, "What's it like  to be a dad with cerebral palsy?"  A logo for "Wheelchair Daddy"

Glenn is a Cerebral Palsy blogger, advocate and dad of a 10-year-old son. 

    >> CLICK HERE for a transcript of Glenn's interview <<

  • How to raise a child as a "wheelchair dad"
  • More about the Wheelchair Daddy Blog
  • How to succeed in life while living with CP
  • Insights into family life and independent living
  • How support the cerebral palsy community.

The Wheelchair Daddy Official Blog   wheelchairdaddy.com

Also,  Please check out Glenn's Review of STAR wheelchair bags!

 

Episode 1 - Equipping Kids with Skills to Succeed

Portrait of a smiling lady with long, dark curly hair and red lipstick.

Guest: Dominique Bernardo, CEO of Variety, the Children's Charity of the Delaware Valley (aka Variety Club) shares with us about Variety Works, programs that educate and empower kids with disabilities to grow up and enter the workforce leading independent lives and doing jobs they are passionate about.

Variety's Website:  https://varietyphila.org

How toSupport Variety:

volunteer        donate

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FEATURED ON:

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 Master I.E.P. Coach 

"Fitting in Without Changing Who You Are" (Episode 148) with Catherine Whitcher - Featuring FEELDOM Mobility bags, the need for high-quality.

Watch Podcast: 

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Don't Burn the Day (Excerpt)

Dont Burn the Day image of a steam train going over a bridge. two people's photos below in black and white.

Guest: Adrianne Mascho (Feeldom Designer)

TOPIC: How Feeldom Started / Product Review

Watch on YouTube

About the Hosts: "Don't Burn the Day" is an inclusive podcast hosted by A.J. Martens and Shannon LaRue. Adrianne joins to introduce Feeldom and listen to Shannon's reaction as she reviews her new Star wheelchair backpack!

A.J. Martens is a professional photographer and author.  Website: http://martensarts.com/  

Shannon Horne-LaRue, Former Miss Wheelchair Florida, Shannon LaRue works hard to “break the mold” of what society thinks a disabled person should look like and/or be intellectually comparable to.   

Pearl & Ink Motivational Advocacy Website: https://www.pearlandinklife.com/