When Robert Reed’s teammate broke his wheelchair during basketball practice, the timing couldn’t have been worse.
“We had to go to the tournament the next day,” said Reed, a membership and outreach specialist for Ability360.
The next morning, they headed to Leeden Wheelchair Lift and Sport, a hidden, simple, stucco building in Tempe. Although general manager Jeff Ramsdell was swamped with customers, he fixed the player’s chair and the team boarded its flight immediately.
“He probably had a lot of things he could have been doing at that moment, but he understood that if we didn’t have that chair, we wouldn’t have that player for the weekend,” Reed said. [read more]