Monthly Archives: October 2013
This morning KHON2 TV news anchor Olena Hue, invited me down for a live interview to catch up on my latest developments and to promote the Over The Edge rappel fundraiser for Special Olympics Hawaii.
I shared my brand new signature Extreme Sports chair with free floating rear axle and four link suspension. My latest sponsorship development with Mogo Wheelchairs and my drive for global advocacy. I also shared my reaching out to Richard Branson and Virgin Galactic to put me on the moon and be the first wheelchair to transverse the lunar surface and inspire humanity that anything is possible. Aloha
Donation page: http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/damon-boiser/ote2013
My signature Damon Boiser wheelchair’s, hand built by Mogo Wheelchairs in Australia, were hand delivered to me in Hawaii this week. I received my custom signature “Every Day” chair and my four link suspension “Extreme Sport” chair. Mogo builds top of the line, state of the art, handmade custom wheelchairs.
I am an Extreme Athlete and team rider at Mogo. I perform extreme sports like: skydiving, rappelling in chair down skyscrapers, martial arts, and surfing, just to name a few. I am excited to utilize my Mogo chairs to advance the face of sports worldwide and improve excellence. Aloha
Extreme Sport chair
On November 1st I’ll be rappelling 31 stories down Sheraton Waikiki Hotel to promote awareness and raise charity for Special Olympics Hawaii. Please help donate to a beautiful cause and come on down after 2pm to watch my decent! Aloha
Event info here —> OVER THE EDGE
Damon Boiser dove into shallow water 10 years ago off the Big Island, the transition to life as a C6 quadriplegic was hard. But he was able to weather the adjustment by clinging to what had always pulled him through difficult times — his attitude. “I’ve always had an extremely upbeat and positive outlook, and during rehab and going home, my charisma never faltered. It’s always provided me an edge simply because its infectious.”
Article here — Still Hanging Ten
Rehab Management did an article on me about the Sunrise Medical Donation Program I was the recipient of last Spring. Sunrise is the maker of Quickie Wheelchairs; live life without limits.
I had an amazing day of swimming at the pool. I learned many new adaptive techniques like how to dive into the pool from my wheelchair and even how to climb out of the pool!! Both very difficult if not impossible feats for a quadriplegic person.
Diving into pool: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBMdhRY_AZo
Climbing out of pool: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOo4EPW5voE