Throughout her life, whenever Delaney Dunlop was asked to go to the beach, she would always say no. Dunlop, 30, owned an old battery powered wheelchair that just wasn’t made for the sand.
Dunlop shared “It took like six people to get it out of the sand,” from a previous attempt to visit the beach. Dunlop talked to CBC Radio’s Ottawa Morning and explained “Getting in and out of the water isn’t always safe for people who need assistance.”
Everything changed in 2017 when the City of Ottawa brought out a pilot program that gave purpose-built wheelchairs for people who need them.
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