The Wheely Good BagIn Australia there are over 10,000 new lower limb amputations every year... Hospitals Order a BagLearn More
and as if losing a limb wasn’t enough..
Most people, especially those who lose a limb through a truamatic event get very little to no information about how to move forward, what to expect, what the process is for getting a prosthetic or wheelchair, keeping or getting a drivers license, peer support or even the National Disability Insurance Scheme or any of the other important or helpful things you need to know about.
As an amputee myself it took me years to find out about all this and more. In fact the hospital I was in didn’t give me any information or HOPE, actually they took all hope away. They told me all the things I could never or would never do, some of it wasn’t even true, like I would never walk or even be able to get a prostheitic or that I couldn’t ride motorcycles anymore. They were basically setting me up for a boring and miserable existance.
Did you know..
In Australia there are over 10,000 new lower limb amputations every year, and that number keeps growing.
314,286 PEOPLE IN AUSTRALIA USED A WALKNG AID OR WHEELCHAIR IN 2015 ACCORDING TO THE AUSTRALIAN BUREAU OF STATISTICS.
IN 2017 THAT NUMBER INCREASED, CURRENTLY MORE THAN 639,000 PEOPLE IN AUSTRALIA WITH A DISABILITY USE A MOBILITY AID
The Wheely Good Bag is already in some hospitals in Sydney and Newcastle and more Hospitals are on a list waiting for new bags to be made and delivered.
so here’s what I am doing about it…
I don’t want anyone to ever go through what I did, so I created The Wheely Good Bag. New, lower limb amputees get The Wheely Good Bag for FREE in the hospital from thier PHYSIO. With help from The Amputee Association of NSW, The Wheely Good Bag is chock full of everything you need to know when you first lose a leg, plus some fun stuff too, like how to get involved in wheelchair ports, Wheelchair Sports, Sailability (learning to sail for people with a disability) and Wheelies with wings (learning to fly an airplane for people in a wheelchair). There is also a book called the Amputee Coach which has been donated by the Author Cathy Howell (one of Austrlias top Physios for Amputees). This is just some of the amazing stuff that is in The Wheely Good Bag.
A BRIGHTER FUTURE
Includes information on everything including: how to keep or get your motor vehicle license to how to access goverment programs, aids and equipment services and so much more.
access more facilities
Get your Master Locksmith Association Key Application. MLAK, opens public disability toilets, and beach wheelchairs at some public beaches such as Watsons Bay, for example.
so much more
Including: Guide for Lower Limb Amputees, NDIS Info Pack, Taxi Voucher Subsidy Scheme Application pack, Companion Card Application pack, Qantas Companion Card Application pack
THE EMPLOYABLES – SBS
The Employables was an SBS series: “One of Australia’s most successful entrepreneurs launches a unique social and business experiment taking people from groups who are more likely to face discrimination when looking for work and helping them start their own business.”
THE WHEELY GOOD BAG AS SEEN ON SBS, THE EMPLOYABLES AND THE FEED. Help give hope to new lower limb amputees one Wheely Good Bag at a time!!
CREATOR OF THE WHEELY GOOD BAG
Lower Limb Amputees Yearly
Wheely Good Bags Given Away
In a short time we have achieved the following;
Run a Chuffed.org page and raised $6500 in funds for the Wheely Good Bag.
Provide information for the NDIS program and other government support and organisations.
The Wheely Good Bag aims to help you find all the resources and support available.
We help get the information out to the people that need it. Get in touch to contribute.
Books & More
We have books to give away as part of the Wheely Good Bag. Get in touch to get yours. We have copies of The Amputee Coach to give away.
Need more help than we can give? Get in touch and we’ll try to put you in touch with the right people.
We love getting tickets to give away to the community. If you have any to donate, get in touch.
Want to play sports scoially or competitively? We have loads of great info to put you in touch with the sporty types.
About Our Campaign
The Chuffed Campaign was set up to raise $20,000 for The Wheely Good Bag in order to fill the bags, get themout to hospitals and raise awareness for services, support and more for those who have lost a limb. The campaign is ongoing and we continue to raise money towards our ultimate goal. We have already raised over $6.5k of this goal and thank our supporters for their contributions.
How Else Can You Help?
You can join us by becoming a team member..
… by creating your own fundraising page and promoting The Wheely Good Bag and This Campaign through your social media networks. Just click on the pink button that says create your own fundraising page. You can edit the page to add your own blurb, perhaps you yourself have recieved a Wheely Good Bag, you can share your experience on your funding raising page.
THE WHEELY GOOD BAG
WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT THE WHEELY GOOD BAG
What a relief and a big help finding all the services. Laz has done an incredible job!
OWNER OF A WHEELY GOOD BAG
The team behind the Wheely Good Bag include:
CREATOR OF THE WHEELY GOOD BAG
PARTNERS & BRANDS WHO CONTRUBUTE
Guide for Lower Limb Amputees
EASY TO USE
Get your guide for lower limb amputees in the Wheely Good Bag.
WANT TO JOIN?
JOIN US & HELP OUT
There’s always lots to do and people to support so if you have time or cash to help out, get in touch.
GET YOUR T-SHIRT
Get a long T-shirt with the Street Mobility logo (t-shirts tend to ride up when using a wheelchair or when on crutches with a bag on your back)
INSIDE THE BAG
Find out how to get involved in Wheelchair Sports including sailing, swimming, surfing and lots more.
Sailability (learning to sail for people with a disability) is available all over Australia. There are local Sailability groups such as the Manly Sailability, Bayside Sailability (Qld) and many more. Do a Google search for “Sailability” or go to the Australian Sailability or International Sailability website.
WHEELIES WITH WINGS
Wheelies with Wings (learning to fly an airplane for people in a wheelchair).
Did you know that many disabled people are licensed pilots that meet regulatory? If flying is somethhing you’ve always dreamed of doing, then check out Wheelies with Wings and soar through the air.
THE AMPUTEE COACH
The Amputee Coach has been donated by the Author Cathy Howell (one of Australia’s top Physios for Amputees). Find out nore about The Amputee Coach on their Facebook page.