Entries by Milena

Introducing The New Convaid Trekker®

Convaid has teamed up with R82 to bring you our newest generation of tilt-in-space wheelchairs, meeting the needs of a wide range of children living with special needs, from early intervention up to the weight of 110-pounds. Proudly made in USA, the new lightweight Convaid Trekker is compact with an improved docking interface, making it easy to slide the […]

You Asked, We Listened: New and Improved Wheel Locks are Here!

We listened to your requests to add the R82 wheel locks to our  Convaid wheelchairs. Three popular Convaid wheelchairs, Cruiser, EZ Rider and Metro are now equipped with the lighter, easy-to-use and highly durable R82 wheel lock! Effective July 20, 2018, the current wheel locks will be discontinued and replaced with the R82 wheel locks on the […]

Cure SMA Urges Newborn Screening for Spinal Muscular Atrophy

Convaid | R82 shares the news that the Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children (ACHDNC) recommended that newborn screening for Spinal Muscular Atrophy be implemented nationwide, according to our community partners Cure SMA. Cure SMA advises that this decision is an important step toward their goal of having every baby born in the […]

Without People in Mind Design is Blind

R82 Scallop designer Keira Gwynn recently joined Kat Holmes, founder of KATA, a platform for advancing inclusion in product development and digital experiences; Patricia Moore, internationally renowned gerontologist, designer and president of Moore Design Associates; and human-centered designerand  former attorney Elise Roy at a day long symposium presented by the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, in partnership with the New York […]

Convaid Flyer Joins Tilt-in-Space Pediatric Portfolio

The Convaid Flyer™ is the latest addition to the robust Convaid | R82 portfolio of tilt-in-space pediatric wheelchairs. Getting where you need to go has never been easier for special needs children who can graduate with ease from a stroller-style wheelchair to an all-day pediatric wheelchair that is width, depth and height-adjustable. The lightweight Convaid […]

The Convaid Flyer:  Bridging the Gap

For therapists working with 3-5 year olds transitioning into the school system, the dilemma arrives with parents often preferring a lightweight stroller base versus the standard heavier wheelchair.  Another scenario occurs when the older child or young adult lacks endurance, strength to ambulate throughout the day or self-propel, but does ambulate in classroom brief periods. […]

A Convaid | R82 Ambassador Story: Ty & His Convaid EZ Rider

Ty Christian West was born with scoliosis and Down syndrome.  He was diagnosed with neuromuscular scoliosis soon after. His prognosis was not encouraging in the beginning.  At an early age, he developed aspiration pneumonia and congestive heart failure. Ty was just months old when we found out that he had a tethered spinal cord with tumors.  […]

Convaid | R82’s Sarah Best Appointed as an Abilities Expo Ambassador

Convaid | R82 will be attending the New York Metro Abilities Expo as it does every year. This year, there’s a special twist. Long-time Convaid | R82 Social Media and Community Coordinator Sarah Best will be among Expo’s 2018 Ambassadors. From working with our brand ambassador families over the past couple of years where Sarah […]

Convaid | R82 joins UCPLA at 4th annual Art of Care Gala

On Sunday, March 11, 2018 Convaid | R82 will join United Cerebral Palsy of Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties (UCPLA) at 4th annual Art of Care gala. The event will honor individuals who promote inclusion and advocacy. It also celebrates staff and community members who have perfected the art of caring for the […]