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Seeking Nominations to Receive a Tank Wheelchair

Published: 2011-03-23 - Updated: 2022-05-06
Author: Disabled World | Contact: Disabled World (Disabled-World.com)

Synopsis: TC Mobility seeks nominations for wheelchair-bound law enforcement officer to receive the newest tank chair. The Tank Wheelchair will give back an element of freedom and enhanced mobility - which most of us take for granted - to an officer who cannot get around on a beach, in snow or off-road. The Tank Chair wheelchair has a large footprint that allows it to travel through snow and mud, and other places inaccessible to traditional wheelchairs.

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Tc mobility seeks nominations for wheelchair-bound law enforcement officer to receive newest tank chair.

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TC Mobility, manufacturer of the Tank chair all-terrain wheelchair, announces its campaign to award a free Tank wheelchair from nominations of former or current active duty law enforcement officers who are wheelchair-bound. Nominations may be submitted to Law Officer Magazine, which is assisting with the nomination and award process.

The Tank Chair is a dual-motor driven, all-terrain electric wheelchair with specially designed seating and tank treads that allow it to navigate effortlessly in terrain most wheelchairs are unable to tolerate.
The Tank Chair is a dual-motor driven, all-terrain electric wheelchair with specially designed seating and tank treads that allow it to navigate effortlessly in terrain most wheelchairs are unable to tolerate.

After a devastating car crash left La Paz County, Ariz. Sheriff Liz Rocco paralyzed, her boyfriend, firefighter Brad Soden, built her an all-terrain, tank-treaded wheelchair, so she could go anywhere. Now building and shipping tank wheelchairs all over the world since 2005, Soden is spearheading the nomination process to identify a well-deserved to law enforcement nominee who may be facing the same limitations.

"This is an exciting opportunity to change the life of a current or former active duty officer," said Dale Stockton, editor-in-chief of Law Officer Magazine.

"The Tank wheelchair will give back an element of freedom and enhanced mobility - which most of us take for granted - to an officer who cannot get around on a beach, in snow or off-road. The recipient's life and family will be positively impacted by this gift, and we're pleased to be assisting in the solicitation of nominations."

The Tank Chair wheelchair has a large footprint that allows it to travel through snow and mud, and other places inaccessible to traditional wheelchairs. The Tank wheelchair batteries are the same batteries used in solar technology and can reach a top speed of 5 mph (8.05 km/h). The Tank wheelchair also has a racing seat to provide complete support for users.

A five-person panel including, 9/11 survivor Will Jimeno and Dale Stockton, Editor-in-Chief of Law Officer Magazine, and others will review all nominations and select the most deserving person to receive a Tank wheelchair. Nomination submissions can be made on behalf of yourself or another individual.

The recipient must be:

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