tiistai 27. kesäkuuta 2017

Wheels of Freedom



On Mother's Day it started, an unusual journey from Oulu to Tallinn. Traveling to Tallinn is not so unusual, but traveling there by electric wheelchair makes it extraordinary! 

Ville Jaaranto left towards Tallinn by riding his Four X. Journey was long, so some specifications to his chair were needed. Coffee is pretty important when traveling long periods on the road. As you can see from the picture below, Ville was well prepared for this trip. Ville had an assisting group with him, which helped him to succeed in his journey.



Distance travelled from Oulu to Tallinn was about 600 km. It took 3,5 weeks to travel, so it is on average about 30 km per day!




When the journey started, Ville and his team had even more ambitious goal. They were going to travel all the way to Lisbon. The problem was with the car that the assisting team had bought for the journey. There were lots of small problems with it, which eventually piled as too large problem to continue the journey. Ville and his group have said that they are probably going to try again next year.





Ville had lots of publicity and Yle is going to make a movie about his journey. Movie is supposed to be published in spring 2018. From Facebook his journey can be found by name Wheels of Freedom. There you can find more pictures and posts on the road.

The journey was made to support the rights of disabled people. It was also encouraging and perfect example of how dreams can be achieved.


Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wheelsoffreedommovie/?fref=ts




2 kommenttia:

  1. super blog
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    VastaaPoista
  2. Wow!! I'm really inspired with this blog. Traveling is the best way to enjoy your life. You have showed that disability can't restrict you from traveling. If someone is disabled and looking for the best and affordable electric wheelchair then I'm glad to share this list of best electric wheelchairs with all of those who are disabled and want to enjoy the freedom to move.

    VastaaPoista

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