Lithuanian Association of People with Disabilities

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Hand-powered wheelchair marathon

wheelchair marathon

This project is carried out since 2005. Project goal – to change attitudes towards people with disabilities, reduce social exclusion. The project is original in that it includes people with severe motor disabilities, or could move only in wheelchairs who want to show a strong desire to move to the goal to be recognized.

Annually organized 7 days marathon hand-powered wheelchair with special accessories – however operated involved 20 people with disabilities, distance covered by a few hundred kilometers of roads of different regions of Lithuania.

Marathon – a challenge for people with physical disabilities who overcomes on a daily basis, about 40 – 60 kilometers educating the hot sun or rain heavy rain. The project is conducted in cooperation with the NGO “amendment was accepted – disabled persons company more than 12 years. overhauling the various compensatory equipment, including wheelchairs and producing special accessories – propulsion, which greatly enhances the possibilities to move a wheelchair.

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