Archive for October, 2010

A Giant Step Towards Independence

Posted in News with tags , , on October 18, 2010 by swap48

Today, Ross got some new wheels! After he declared that he was ready to get back behind the wheel, we began a lengthy search for a vehicle. Ross decided that he didn’t want to have to transfer into a car, then disassemble his wheelchair and pull it over him and into the passenger seat, so that left us with only one option: a vehicle equipped with an automatic ramp. Now, call me too image conscious, but I couldn’t see my big brother driving around in a mini van, so we searched for cooler options. Finally, I came across http://www.aeromobility.com, which sells modified Honda Elements. The Element has suicide doors that are perfect, as the opening is nice and wide. The entire floor of the car is gutted out, lowered, and flattened out, so a chair may enter and maneuver easily inside. Well, instead of trying to explain in words how it works, check out this video instead! Ross seems really excited to gain some independence back – now he can get to the gym, Project Walk, and enzo racing when he pleases. Thank you to everyone who has helped us, help Ross. Words can’t explain how great I felt watching him check out his new “ride.”

– Donn

Also, a big THANK YOU to Dale at Aero Mobility, who has been a great help and a good friend.

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Video: Rossi Ride Day 2010

Posted in News, Uncategorized with tags , on October 11, 2010 by swap48

Thank you to everyone who attended the Rossi Ride Day last Saturday – the event was a great success! Check out this cool video that Jordan Powell made us…

Here’s another from Stephen Potter from Area 315 Productions!

http://www.vimeo.com/15756507

One Year

Posted in News on October 2, 2010 by rossi8

Hi everyone! It’s Ross. Last Saturday the 25th was the one year anniversary since my accident. In a lot of ways it feels like a long time ago, but in others it feels pretty recent. I am doing alot better in terms of getting along on my own, and within the next month or so I will start driving a vehicle with hand controls. In the first few months, I regained alot of feeling and muscle control in my lower abs and hips, but then changes came alot slower. I still notice changes once in a while, so I have started writing things down so that I can remember what I felt like month to month. I’m pretty much in a regular schedule of going to the Goodwill Gym 4 days a week, and to PROJECT WALK once a week. I still go to Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber therapy ocassionally, but I’ve started going into ENZO to work as much as I can. Once I start driving, I will be much less reliant on other people to get me around! I really have to thank all my family and friends that have helped me with this big change in my life! THANK YOU!

Ross…

New rossiproject T-shirt!

Posted in News with tags , on October 2, 2010 by swap48


This new Try Hard T-shirt should be available this week in the support items section of the web site, but we will also have them for sale at the 2nd Annual Rossi Ride Day, happening this Saturday, October 9, at Starwest MX Park. See you there!