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The 'Tankchair': A husband's devotion leads to greater mobility for wheelchair users

The 'Tankchair' is an all-terrain wheelchair offered by TC Mobility, with support of the Liz Soden Foundation. The foundation and TC Mobility were founded by Brad Soden, who was motivated to help his disabled wife travel more freely with the family.

Pictures courtesy of the Liz Soden Foundation

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The Tank Chair (r.) and the Speedster (l.) were created by Brad Soden after he became motivated to improve his wife Liz's life after she was left paralyzed from a car accident.
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Brad Soden designed this special "cop chair" for Peoria, Phoenix police investigator Bill Weigt who was left paralyzed after being shot while chasing a murder suspect. This "Speedster" model was outfitted with lights, sirens, and an iPad for a control panel.
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Through the Liz Soden Foundation, Brad and his wife donate their hi-tech wheelchairs. Here, one recipient tests out his Tank Chair on sandy terrain with a loved one. The Soden's also custom build chairs to order for customers of their company, TC Mobility.
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The Tankchair easily rolls through desert terrain.
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Users can also use their Tank Chair to ride through snow.
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The Tank Chair users can even bring it to the beach for a day of sun.
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In this photo, Brad Soden shows how the Tank Chair can be used to go up large stairs.
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...and back down.
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The Tankchair easily crosses rough terrain.
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Brad Soden and his wife Liz in front of the White House in a speedster and Tank Chairs which he originally designed to provide more mobility for his wife who was paralyzed in a car accident in 1999.
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The 'Tankchair': A husband's devotion leads to greater mobility for wheelchair users

The 'Tankchair' is an all-terrain wheelchair offered by TC Mobility, with support of the Liz Soden Foundation. The foundation and TC Mobility were founded by Brad Soden, who was motivated to help his disabled wife travel more freely with the family.

Pictures courtesy of the Liz Soden Foundation

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