Day 140- Quickie/Sunrise Medical


Often a source of limitation or isolation, Quickie empowers its consumers to use their wheelchairs as symbols of empowerment.

Sometimes a hero isn’t a person you see every day of your life. In fact, many heroes are people who we’ve never met or even heard of. Often, they’re the ones we take for granted.

Today, I am writing about Quickie, which is a wheelchair manufacturing brand owned by Sunrise Medical. I daresay it’s one of the largest ones. My own manual wheelchair is a Quickie brand, and I’ve had it for several years now.

But, besides making and distributing state-of-the-art wheelchairs, Sunrise Medical manufactures a host of other homecare and health-related products that help consumers with various physical challenges. And they’re never far from their educational and advocacy roles, either.

Their Sunrise Medical Education Web site offers people the opportunity to take necessary courses for a career in nursing. They are committed to finding solutions for their customers to finance their products. Also, Sunrise partners with organizations such as WOW– “Winners on Wheels”– that encourage school-age children who use wheelchairs to build their self-confidence.

DeVilbiss, a division of Sunrise Medical Respiratory Products, offers their DeVilbiss Kids Club, which educate children about their asthma, and provides them with “incentives to take their treatments.”

Finally, Sunrise honors average people who are making a difference from their wheelchairs– people like my friend, Cody Unser, of the Cody Unser First Step Foundation ( who advocates for people with some degree of paralysis.

In short, Sunrise and its Quickie brand do more than just help people get rolling. They inspire courage and confidence in their consumers, and applaud initiative.

I’d say they deserve a sitting ovation.

Stay tuned for my next blog entry. Tonight’s a double feature!

Love, Laurita 😉


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