About the Product
When fitting for a wheelchair physical therapists and testing specialists take footwear into account as they adjust the height and angle of footrests. Without the protection of shoes a wheelchair user's feet are exposed to the hard surface of the footplate, which can lead to painful and dangerous pressure sores, cuts, bruises, and broken bones. The Wheel Comfort Removable Padded Footplate protects bare feet while maintaining proper balance and foot positioning. It attaches securely to the existing footplate with minimal effort and is lightweight, durable, and waterproof for ultimate versatility. For wheelchair users, comfort isn't a luxury—it's a necessity!
About the Inventor
After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania in 1997, Ethan Ruby moved to New York City and co-founded a successful Wall Street trading firm. Then in 2000, while crossing towards an illuminated WALK sign in downtown Manhattan, Ethan was struck by a car, rendering him a T-6 paraplegic. Since then, Ethan has applied his experience as an entrepreneur and trader to helping others, concentrating his efforts towards raising money for several charitable organizations, as well as founding the non-profit and community based initiatives such as Poker4life.com, Wearable Collections, GiveGoodGet, Citystreets and others.
He is also frequently invited to address students, from elementary school classrooms to graduate school lecture halls, on overcoming adversity, internal motivation, the importance of community and charitable work to maintain a meaningful and happy life. Living with a Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) has forced Ethan to maximize his avenues of enjoyment; these discoveries he shares with others helping them live happier, more meaningful lives. For more information on Ethan, please visit www.EthanRuby.com.