Kite-driven buggy to aid people with disabilities

Published: July 22, 2014  |  Source: mercurynews.com  | Spinal Cord Injury:
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epac0723buggy1Since sustaining a severe spinal cord injury in 2011, Skye Parker has been looking for ways to experience the outdoors again in a way that is actually appealing to him.

As a former kite surfer and somebody interested in things of that nature, this has manifested itself in the form of the Spider Crab, a kite buggy he designed to be used by people with disabilities.

Parker has spent the past year designing and refining this vehicle and is currently fundraising to build it. He’s had a lot of support from friends and family but he still need to raise $2,800 to reach his goal of $20,800 over the next seven days, which is why he’s now reaching out to the community.

“With your donation and the success of the campaign I can promise you the buggy will be put to good use by me and hopefully many others. I really want to see this become something big, I think it has the ability to empower many people besides myself. Of course I will also keep supporters updated on the project with pictures and videos.” said Parker.

To watch Parker’s background video and donate visit https://fundly.com/skye-s-kite-buggy-project. To learn more about the project visit Parker’s blog at: http://thespidercrabblog.blogspot.com/.

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