Wednesday, December 22, 2010

SKY FLY VERTICAL Take-off/Landing ULTRALight Aircraft Invention by Mark Rumsey

This incredible flying invention is by a friend of Merry Lynn Morris - MARK RUMSEY - who worked with her on the design of the Hands-Free Wheelchair Invention several years ago. You really have to see this to believe it! (3min.)This is certainly an inspiration and exciting to imagine as we hope to see this really fly for Mark! Recently, Mark is re-evaluating all the specs from the thousands of interested fans, pilots, & engineers who commented and want to be a part.  But, the obvious enthusiasm is there - and that will not stop now!  For more info & Mark's Bio, etc., here is his website:

Best to you, Mark!
Sonshine & Merry Lynn

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Off - Road Wheelchair Accessibility

In an effort to give some encouragement and ideas to those in our world where streets and roads are not what they should be ....... this particular OFF - ROAD Wheelchair Invention goes above and beyond - literally!  You really have to see this to believe it - even going up curbs and stairs like a tractor.  The good news is it is in production & the second video is all about the first "real" customer who has one & his excitement over it.  Interestingly, this wheelchair invention was also inspired by a disabled father - as Merry Lynn took her inspiration for designing the Hands-Free wheelchair from her disabled Dad.
Our Best To All - in Encouragement & Love !

Please note that in this first video (3min.38sec.) - the "OFF - ROAD" Wheelchair Invention comes at the last part: - & it is amazing!  The first part is lab prosthetic testing, the second part is on the "HANDS-FREE" wheelchair with Merry Lynn Morris - & then the third part is all about the "OFF-ROAD" testing & vision.
The second video (1min.41sec.) is the excited response of the first customer to acquire the "OFF-ROAD" wheelchair.  Both videos are on the USF Mechanical Engineering YouTube Site.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

DISABILITY AWARENESS AROUND THE GLOBE - Our International Friends - Martyn, Amrita, & Paresh! .... THINK ON THIS & GIVE SUGGESTIONS

Our friend Martyn Sibley who has a wonderful Blog & Video Blog at  - keeps up with international disability awareness - especially in the UK. He related this 2 minute video from the BBC reporting on poor accessibility for the disabled in wheelchairs on trains.  Here is the link:

It is a real dilemma and something all of us should really THINK ABOUT THIS - & COME UP WITH SUGGESTIONS & SOLUTIONS! This effects all of us everywhere - INTERNATIONALLY!

Martyn recently traveled to the US and related his experiences in how he prepares and manages for his travels - with his team! Of course, in Martyn's case his awesome British accent charms everyone here in the U.S. - definitely an asset to enjoy.  His video journey is posted here with his permission. He is getting to do things, I could only have dreamed of doing!  I feel privileged to share and post his incredible journeys he takes to get the info out on disability awareness.  Martyn has certainly been blessed with a keen mind and a dynamic charisma! This is a super video!

Another friend, Amrita, in India - published a great article on disability stats for International Disability Day (12/3). (See below.)  Her blog at  has many guest bloggers which also bring to light disability awareness.  One of her guests was Paresh Palicha who Blogs on Accessibility and wrote a wonderful article on "Employability" from his personal perspective at 


On Dec 2nd World Disabled Day was observed all over the world and in India. The plight of 70 million disabled people in India is pathetic. 2% are educated and only 1% find employment. The government and social groups are slowly trying to empower physically challenged people but its just a drop in the ocean. Here are some statistics of which I am also a part.

70 million disabled people in India
95% of the disabled have no access to education, health care and employment
150,000 are disabled due to injury to the spinal cord
10,000 spinal injury cases are reported every year due to road accidents. 82% are men between the ages of 18-30

In Hope & May God Bless!
Sonshine & Merry Lynn