Across North America, we found wheelchair users running their own DME businesses that sell everything from recreational equipment to everyday chairs to elite sporting equipment. These dealers use their personal experience and hard-won knowledge to help improve the lives of their customers.
John Squires first connected to the adaptive equipment industry when he became a quadriplegic in a 1987 diving accident. He founded Ohio’s first wheelchair rugby team, competed in numerous handcycle marathons and even met his wife, Annalisa, working in the industry. The two of them spent more than a decade subcontracting with Bike-On.com before deciding to venture out on their own with Rolling in Paradise in 2021.