A 10-year US Army Veteran home from deployment, the Challenger’s legs were paralyzed in a horseback riding accident in 2005. She is a very talented and handy person who loves to work on projects in and outside her home, including gardening, carpentry, and working on cars. She currently has to “hang” over her wheelchair to do any work close to the ground, which can cause back, neck, and shoulder pain or injuries. Her other option is to transfer out of her wheelchair to the ground, but then she is stationary and has to drag her body across the ground to move, which has caused skin breakdown and splinters. The Challenge is to design and build a functional adapted creeper so she can safely work at ground level on various projects inside and outside her home.
Was originally at Norwich University