CONVAID TREKKER GOES THE DISTANCE Oct 15, 2014

Convaid launches the lightweight, tilt-in-space Convaid Trekker wheelchair

TORRANCE, Calif. (October 9, 2014) – Getting where you need to go has never been easier for families with special needs children than with the new Convaid Trekker—an all-day wheelchair from Convaid, Inc., the leading manufacturer of custom lightweight, compact-folding, adaptive-assisted wheelchairs. The Convaid Trekker meets the needs of both families and therapists, and offers the flexibility of 180-degree reversible seating that lets occupants face forward or face their caregivers with a simple adjustment. It's an all-day chair that opens up a world of possibility for long and varied treks.

Highlights of the Convaid Trekker include:

 * Variable positioning of tilt and recline
 * Accepts after-market seating options
 * 180-degree reversible seating
 * Lightweight, high-strength aluminum for easy lifting, pushing and mobility
 * Easy fold-up for fast transportation
 * For early intervention through early teens
 * Can be used as an all-day chair

"The Convaid Trekker allows individuals with disabilities and their families the freedom to do more and live richer and fuller lives," said Convaid President Chris Braun. "At Convaid we strive to create wheelchairs that are portable, easy-to-use and provide the support and comfort needed for each unique individual, while meeting the needs of clinical therapists."

To celebrate the launch of the Trekker, and its ability to be an all-day chair, Convaid is launching a story contest. Five winners will receive a Trekker wheelchair and a digital camera to capture their new adventures. We're asking families to respond to the question: Where would you go with a Trekker? A team of judges will choose five winners from all the entries, and winners will be announced November 17, 2014. For full contest details, visit www.convaid.com/trekker-contest-where-would-with-trekker-i-126-l-en.html.

Convaid satisfies the assisted mobility needs of thousands of special needs families every year by manufacturing pediatric push wheelchairs in a variety of sizes and models, and backs its products with one of the best warranties in the industry and a highly responsive customer service department. The patented compact folding mechanism allows custom wheelchairs to be easily carried up steps, placed in the trunk of most compact cars, or used while traveling. Convaid's chairs provide the optimal combination of corrective positioning, comfort, durability and safety for the user, in a product that is both attractive and easy-to-use for the caregiver.

To learn more about Convaid and its products, visit www.convaid.com, or call 1-888-CONVAID.

About Convaid:
Convaid, the company that invented the adaptive assisted wheelchair, has helped special needs children and their families live fuller, more productive lives since 1976. Convaid produces high-performance, easy-to-use and attractive mobility products for all stages of a young person's life, from infancy to young adulthood. Each product is custom-built to individual specifications to provide the optimum comfort, safety, and convenience.

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