You may have noticed a Paramobile at your local golf course, but have you seen it in action? The carts, which can be customized to allow its users to compete in activities like fishing or archery, were initially built with golf in mind. And it's not just allowing those with injuries the chance to hit the links. According to the Stand Up and Play Foundation, the machine gives paraplegics a sense of freedom and autonomy.
"Being able to stand up boosts self-esteem – one can finally stand up facing others at eye level – and has a therapeutic effect," the foundation says. "It promotes circulation and digestion, stretches tendons and ligaments, reduces spasticity and prevents joints seizing up."
But don't just take their word for it. Watch this heartwarming tale of a paraplegic regaining the ability to golf via the cart:
If you or someone you know could benefit from a Paramobile, contact the Stand Up and Play Foundation Please at firstname.lastname@example.org.