"The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don't want it badly enough."
~ Randy Pausch, professor

Friday, December 2, 2011

Looking For Work

Or perhaps that should read "Will Work For Free".

As you may or may not know, TETRA is a volunteer based group of technically skilled volunteers who offer their talents to design and construct “off the shelf” solutions for persons with disabilities.  Our Halifax Chapter is actively seeking out projects to keep our volunteers busy. 

If possible, can you send this email (below) out to your clients/consumers as an information service on our behalf?

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me directly.


Kevin Murphy
TETRA Halifax Chapter Coordinator

The latest edition of Gizmo, newsletter of the Tetra Society of North America, has just been published.

Have a look at some of the inventions and ingenious engineering solutions of Tetra Society volunteers – each helping overcome a physical barrier faced by an individual with a disability.

It includes features on: a device that allows a double amputee to get around, and exit safely from, her apartment; Calgary chapter building its own workshop; a device for a tetraplegic sharpshooter; and the growing trend of university engineering professors using Tetra challenges to teach the engineers of the future.

All this, as they say, plus much, much more.

If you want to know more about Tetra, check out the website, take part in our forum or visit us on Facebook. (If you want to help out, there are various volunteer options, or consider making a donation.)
I've passed on info about these folks to some friends years ago and they were quite pleased with the modified bike they were able to get for their son.  So it might well be worth checking into. 

What do you need? What would you like?

Maybe, just maybe, Christmas will come early for some family...

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