APRIL 29, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Wheel Life.com is a new community/lifestyle website created for wheelchair users, their friends, families and related associations. Launched in February 2009 by Grant Logan, a paraplegic wheelchair user and his life long friend Pete Kirtley, The Wheel Life will provide a forum to connect wheelchair users across the world and encourage people to see what is still achievable in life. Excited by the explosion of community networking sites around the globe but frustrated by the limitations of their search facilities, Grant & Pete decided to build their own website dedicated to the large community that lives their lives on four wheels.
Wheelchair users now have a unique place of their own on the net thanks to the new specialist social networking website www.thewheellife.com which officially launched in February 2009.
Social networking sites and wheelchairs are nothing new but wheelchair user Grant Logan and friend Pete Kirtley decided to put the two together and came up with a fresh concept that makes the connection between wheelchair users all over the world and offers an insight to what others are doing.
“Behind every wheelchair user is a story” says Grant Logan “I lost the use of my legs in an accident, an everyday story which is nothing unique. I wanted to help other wheelchair users to share their experiences and show just what can be done on four wheels.”
Grant continues “ Becoming a wheelchair user for many people can be a very difficult experience so we want to give people the confidence to venture out into the world again and regain their confidence, have fun and maybe even do things they have never done before”
thewheellife.com is completely free to join and has all the features that you’d expect such as groups, blogs, photo albums and a forum to share and discuss life and experiences.
The site has a number of unique features also such as the ability to post ‘Whats on and where’ listings that give the low-down on events and locations that wheelchair users can visit and take part in. Members can also post sale and wanted classified ad’s which are free.
Pete Kirtley “We want every wheelchair user to know about this site, not for us, but for them, even if they’ve never visited a social network website before. Everybody is welcome and you all have at least one thing in common!”
Grant and Pete were joined in late 2008 by technical guru Andrew Clarke, better known to members as ‘Axle Grease’ who put together the site and keeps the wheels running smoothly.
thewheellife.com is the place where wheelchair users, family, friends and those who care can share life on four wheels. The Wheel Life knowledge and information database will grow with each new member that joins and provide a one stop area for all things relevant to life in the chair.
For interviews and guest member access to the website
Contact: Grant Logan (+44) (0)1276 855 447/ firstname.lastname@example.org
the wheellife.com’s co-founders Grant Logan and Pete Kirtley with Andrew Clarke
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