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Beyond Independence is currently owned and operated by me, Chris Lamoreaux. I got my Bachelor of Science from Tufts University and my Masters degree from Stanford University; both in mechanical engineering. I currently work as a mechanical design engineer.

As you can see, I am in a wheelchair, and proud of it. I have Osteogenesis Imperfecta.

I am a mechanical engineer with a passion for mechanical design. I love to create things and have a number of ideas that I want to explore. First -- my wheelchair spinners! I have a special interest in design for wheelchairs and individuals with physical disabilities. So many items are designed only to let wheelchair users “survive,” and do not have any excitement or creativity associated with them. I want to change some of those designs and products so that they are great -- not merely functional.

Do my spinners serve a serious functional purpose? NO! But that’s the point! They offer a means of giving wheelchairs a unique personality. I use my spinners all the time, even at work. I get great complimented on them all the time. You will too.

What’s next? Well… I would love to get involved in designing vehicle modifications or other adapted equipment for people in wheelchairs. I currently drive a Mazda RX-8 and love it. I do NOT drive JUST a van (I have a van, but that's beside the point)! I believed I could drive a different car, and Freewheels of Denver, Colorado was adventurous enough to work with me and make it possible. And, I love it!

I see an opportunity to extend the vehicle base for wheelchair users with some mobility impairment. That’s in the future…for now, spinners! Feel free to contact me if you have any ideas for Beyond Independence. And, of course, contact me if you’re interested in investing in Beyond Independence’s future.

Thank you,
Chris Lamoreaux
spinners@beyondindependence.net