Action Track Wheelchair Changes Man’s Life, Now He Helps Provide Them to Others
His goal is to put one in every state park. Audra talks with Jacob Seisecker, creator of "Waymaker Off-road Wheelchairs."
Shortly after graduating from Clemson University, Jacob Beisecker became a paraplegic after a hunting accident. Now he is running an organization that helps provide action track wheelchairs for others with spine-injuries. His goal is to have one off-road wheelchair in every state park. Audra invited Carolina Kindness hero Jacob to join us on Carolina A.M. to share his story. We’ve partnered with the Maguire Law Firm to bring you Carolina Kindness stories each Wednesday. Have a story to share with us? Email us at email@example.com.
About Jacob Beisecker, Hartsville, SC:
During his physical therapy journey he spent 5 months at the Shepherds Center in Atlanta where one day when a therapist showed him the an action track chair. Jacob said the chair was a game changer. The chair offered him the ability to get back to the things he loved like hunting. A base model is about $15,000. Jacob was able to find a second-hand one later. The chair has made such a difference to him he wanted to be able to help others. He created a non-profit called Waymaker Off-road Wheelchairs in January 2022. Family and friends helped have been helping him raise funds to get a few chairs to loan out to others. They have three and expecting a fourth one this week. As a result, anyone can reach out to them to borrow a chair when they need it. Those individuals will be able to enjoy things like a boy scouts trip, vacation to the beach, a day at the race, or an outdoor wedding. In the photos you can see a man enjoying a NASCAR race and meeting driver Tony Stewart. Waymaker was also able to offer the chair to a bride for an outdoor wedding. His goal is to get one of these wheelchairs in every state park. One is coming soon to Huntington State Park near Myrtle Beach. To donate or to learn more about Jacob Beisecker and Waymaker, visit the Facebook page “Waymaker Off-road Wheelchairs” for more details. To reserve a chair, visit the website by clicking here. One can be delivered if you don’t have a way of picking it up. To read more about Jacob Beisecker’s story, visit the web page, Waymakeroffroadwheelchairs.com