|12-05-2013 08:17 AM|
Life throws sh!t at you and you can go down or you can go on. I'm happy to see you are making the best of it! 20 years in the military I saw many good, bad and great things. the great is the human spirit climbing higher than what it was before when it was considered 'normal'. 2 weeks ago i had a mini-stroke at the age of 40. Some things changed, still finding out some of those things. Odd how vulnerable you are, but how resilient at the same time.
You've dealt with it for 2 years, so you know how important family and friends are. You find out who your REAL friends are when your sitting in a hospital for awhile. Its great to see your goals and your outbound. So many get lost in themselves and cant break free. Can't wait to see your setup!
|12-04-2013 10:45 PM|
|99GoldenSahara||You are an inspiration for your courage and determination. I applaud you sincerely. With such commitment and desire to keep jeeping, you remind all of us that life is most always best lived by looking to what lies ahead and striving to live well. Thanks for sharing with us.|
|12-04-2013 10:44 PM|
This is a pic of my jeep, it's getting some stuff done to it over the winter and I don't have it right now it's in the shop. But as soon as I get it back I will post a video up of how the controls work! Thank you guys for showing support!
|12-04-2013 10:34 PM|
|steelerwheeler||I was wheeling in a ghost town in Idaho, silver city last September and some Jeepers showed up and camped next to us. Talked to him about his Jeep. Later they invited us to go on a night run and had a blast. He was paralyzed in a motorcycle and elk wreck. All hand controls. the widest took my Jeep and I jumped in his. It was an amazing time wheeling with him. A year after his wreck. Congrats to you and "wavey"..|
|12-04-2013 07:31 PM|
There is a guy in our Christian wheeling club that is also paralyzed from the waist down. When I first met the guy, he was in his Jeep, so I didn't know he was paralyzed. He was taking trails that I couldn't make it through, and had to bypass. The crazy stuff this guy is able to do with his rig was amazing. When I saw the guy get out, I about fell over. He was doing stuff that most of us couldn't or were way to afraid to even try. He spent as much time recovering us out of stuff we got stuck in trying to follow him.
So kudo's to you man! I hope I get the chance to wheel with you too someday!!
|12-04-2013 01:41 PM|
Props to you man and keep at it. Once it's all hooked up you're gonna love it.
Subscribed to see the finished product
|12-02-2013 08:29 PM|
|1jeeplvr||So what about mounting the control on another place other than the shifter?|
|12-02-2013 12:43 PM|
|11-17-2013 03:37 PM|
|pi55edoff||I had a buddy who feel off a roof which left him in the same situation. He didn't wait any longer than he had to. He just used aluminum rodding and made his own hand controls and off he went.|
|11-17-2013 12:58 PM|
|1jeeplvr||Dude your inspiring.Was it hard to get that mindset to keep going with things you love to do?|
|08-11-2013 12:00 PM|
|08-11-2013 01:25 AM|
|JohnDoe||Subscribed! Mad respect for not letting that stop you from jeeping intrigued to see pictures too!|
|06-11-2013 02:15 PM|
|DrewG||Congrats on gettin back in the driver's seat! And good luck on rehabbing! My old neighbor had hand controls on her car, but that was an old clapped-out mini-van...I'd love to see how they ran it on something cool like a Jeep! Post up some pics when you get a chance.|
|06-11-2013 02:07 PM|
|Jerry Bransford||The leader of my Jeep club was in a bad offroad Jeep rollover accident maybe 20 years ago and she was also paralyzed from the waist down. She had hand controls added to her bad-a** TJ right afterward and she still wheels harder than most of us. You have a lot to look forward to & there's no reason that unfortunate accident needs to slow you down at all. My hat's off to you man, enjoy getting back out on the trail!|
|06-11-2013 10:10 AM|
|06-10-2013 07:34 PM|
|TJDave||Your determination is inspiring. Keep at it. You live so far away... our club would love to have you join us on some cool trail runs.|
|06-10-2013 07:14 PM|
|1998 TJ||I will defiantly get some pictures up tomorrow! And thank you guys it's a great feeling being able to hit the trails again!|
|06-10-2013 06:55 PM|
|scot68||I think it's fantastic that your Jeepin again!!! You are.an inspiration to all with physical challenges. Welcome back to the Jeep community..|
|06-10-2013 06:54 PM|
good on you my man!
and x2 on the pictures if you got them. i am thinking to put a hand throttle on mine. i'm very interested to see how them hooked everything up
|06-10-2013 06:44 PM|
|T2000J||That's great Wish more people had your motivation|
|06-10-2013 06:39 PM|
Any pics? just curious how they got all that working.
Congrats on getting back behind the wheel. Hopefully you get to enjoy some trails this summer and get walking again.
|06-10-2013 06:28 PM|
Hand controls in a jeep??! Anyone else have them?
I have a 2004 wrangler with a 4 inch lift with 33s. I was in a bad car accident about two years ago when I was 19 and this wreck left me paralyzed from the waist down. Still busting ass to get back on my feet though! I always loved to be in the woods before I had gotten injured an always loved jeeping. I recently just got this jeep and got everything done to it within the past couple months. I had a garage install hand controls in it for me so I could drive it. The day I was able to actually get back in the drivers seat was amazing ! I was just wondering if there is anyone else out there that has hand controls in their jeep.