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Chandler Macocha

Oxford, MI
Age 14

Wheelchair Backpack Helper


Wheelchair Backpack Helper

The Wheelchair Backpack Helper is an improvement on wheelchairs. It allows the user to access personal items that are in a pack hanging off the back of their wheelchair. It can be attached permanently or can be detachable to fit the life style of the user. It is not anything that changes the wheelchair, but improves its usefulness.

UPDATE 2014:

Chandler is now an aerospace engineer by day and an actor in between! We congratulate him on his leading role in the film, "A Matter of Faith", showing now nationwide. The film also stars Jordan Trovillion, Jay Pickett, Harry Anderson, and Clarence Gilyard.

Chandler in Movie Chandler with Director Christiano


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