Rolling Without Limits is a remarkable online community for individuals with mobility issues. For more than a year, this outspoken and dynamic blogging community has grown into a supportive and nurturing environment for individuals with disabilities to come together in the spirit of communication and compassion. Visit the bustling blog on any given day, and you'll find contributors writing about anything from gaining perspective, to specific injuries or illnesses, to dating with a disability, travel, and wheelchair innovation. It truly is an eclectic and inspiring group of people who continue to rise to their daily challenges again and again. Blogs are categorized into categories ranging from health, to disability rights, to equipment and employment.
The bloggers on Rolling Without Limits vote, comment, and share each other's work via e-mail on social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter, and come from all walks of life. They range from veteran bloggers (some of whom are actually veterans), to people who never even dreamed of joining the blogosphere, and their diversity is only surpassed by their personality and strength. In addition to helping each other, they serve as an inspiration for the thousands of fans who visit the Rolling Without Limits Facebook page every week.
Another way the RWL community gives back to its own, is by paying bloggers each time one of their posts gets voted to the homepage, putting thousands of dollars each year into the pockets of individuals with disabilities. But where does the money come from? Enter Iowa-based hospital bed manufacturer and blog sponsor, Transfer Master, who has remained the behind-the-scenes host of Rolling Without Limits since its inception. Why would a hospital bed manufacturer sponsor a blog for individuals with mobility issues? For Transfer Master owner Aaron Goldsmith, the concept makes perfect sense. The blog falls seamlessly in line with the altruism that runs through Transfer Master's intrinsic mission: to help as many people with disabilities as possible.
A leader in its industry, where its high quality, custom, and handmade hospital beds bring comfort to countless injured and disabled, Transfer Master stands out as a leader in innovation, customer service, and durability. While sponsoring a blog to unite people experiencing disabilities is a new concept, Goldsmith and his Transfer Master team have been reaching out and doing good for individuals with mobility issues for quite some time. Since 1989, the Iowa-based company has been putting their manufacturing where their mouth is, re-evaluating and creating new designs based on their client's unique needs, and giving back to their community on a national scale. In fact, in 2011, Transfer Master was featured on ABC's hit show "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition", when they miraculously created a voice-automated bed for paralyzed Wichita State baseball legend Carl Hall, with only twenty-four hours notice.
Transfer Master was once again in the news just last month, when they provided New Orlean's World War II vet Earnest Jack with a specially-designed double bed so that he and his wife Vivien (who has multiple sclerosis) could once again share a bed. Ask Goldsmith, and he'll tell you "We believe in one thing-- doing it right, doing it once, and doing it for an affordable price." Products designed by Goldsmith and his team meet rigorous standards of beauty, quality, functionality, and craftsmanship, and bring good jobs to a small midwestern town. The Rolling Without Limits blog is a way to extend that small town hospitality and spirit of community outward, in a way that encompasses the company's credo of being continuously fair, thorough, and compassionate.