Last year, a fleet of all-terrain wheelchairs were made available at 11 state parks and historic sites in Georgia, US, through All Terrain Georgia, a collaboration between the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and the Aimee Copeland Foundation founded by Aimee Copeland. Copeland is an integrative therapist and outdoor enthusiast who got a rare, flesh-eating bacterial infection in 2012 following an accident on a homemade zip line. Amid life-saving surgery, doctors had to amputate both of her hands, her right leg below the knee, and her left leg. “I gave myself a nice pity party,” Copeland, who was 24 at the time of the accident, told CBS News in an interview. “As sad as I was, I can only be sad that long before I get very bored and realize that I need to be outside.”  Designed to safely maneuver terrain that’s rough, wet, sandy, or snowy, these chairs are “giving Georgians who otherwise might not be able to navigate more difficult types of terrain the ability to hit the trails.” 

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