About Bob Vogel

A wheelchair user since 1985, Bob Vogel is an adventurer at heart and has written about experiences ranging from scuba diving to hang gliding. He works from his Loomis, Calif., home where he is on his greatest and most rewarding adventure yet, being a dad to his 12-year-old daughter, Sarah, with the help of Schatzie, his German Shepherd service dog.

October 2015

Carlos Moleda Wins Fifth Ironman Championship

By | October 15th, 2015|

Ironmen Jason Gradyan and Carlos Moleda On Saturday, Oct. 10, in Kona, Hawaii, Carlos Moleda, cinched his fifth Ironman World Championship in the [...]

September 2015

Funding for Wheelchair Equipment in Serious Jeopardy

By | September 30th, 2015|

What is CMS thinking? How can making wheelchairs more expensive and harder to obtain be good for anyone? On Jan. 1, 2016 it [...]

Para/Medic: Total Shoulder Replacement in Wheelchair Users

By | September 1st, 2015|

Q. I’m 62, in my 40th year as a T4 complete para, and my active life has taken its toll on my shoulders, especially my [...]

August 2015

Next Generation SmartDrive Receives FDA Approval

By | August 31st, 2015|

Max Mobility announced that the highly anticipated MX2, the next generation of its SmartDrive power assist for manual wheelchairs, has received FDA approval. For those [...]

Adaptive Outdoor Adventure Sports

By | August 1st, 2015|

Safe thrills from aerial gliding to ziplining.

July 2015

Para/Medic: A Non-Surgical Option For Shoulder Repair

By | July 1st, 2015|

Q. I’m 55, in my 30th year as a T6 para. I started exercising after a long layoff, overdid it and my right shoulder suddenly [...]

May 2015

Para/Medic: Options to Manage Bladder Spasms

By | May 1st, 2015|

We now have a variety of options to choose from, including oral medications, gels, transdermal patches and Botox. It is extremely important to find ...

March 2015

Permobil Acquires ROHO

By | March 26th, 2015|

ROHO President Tom Borcharding says the ROHO employees, management and brand will not change as part of the acquisition agreement. On March 24, [...]

Dave Sykes: From England to the North Pole

By | March 24th, 2015|

On March 22, Dave Sykes, 46, lifted off in his microlight aircraft from Rufforth Airfield near York, England, with the goal of being the first [...]

The Tao of Mowing

By | March 17th, 2015|

Mowing the lawn takes care of Bob's grass, and his family reaps the rewards. I spent Sunday afternoon engaged in my most coveted [...]

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