WBEZ | His Wheels International http://www.wbez.org/tags/his-wheels-international Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Global Activism: 'His Wheels International' provides bicycles for the disabled around the globe http://www.wbez.org/series/global-activism/global-activism-his-wheels-international-provides-bicycles-disabled-around <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/GA His Wheels.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Alice Teisan, the founder of His Wheels International, gives us an update on how things have taken off for her since being featured on our Global Activism series last year. Teisan, a former nurse at Rush Hospital in Chicago, was an avid cyclist before she was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in 1992. But she channeled her passion for bicycling into helping others around the world suffering from disabilities. Alice created<a href="http://www.hiswheels.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> His Wheels International</a> in 2005. The group recycles old bicycles to send overseas.</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="450" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/135877913&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;visual=true" width="100%"></iframe></p></p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 09:23:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/series/global-activism/global-activism-his-wheels-international-provides-bicycles-disabled-around Global Activism: His Wheels International sends bicycle parts to the disabled overseas http://www.wbez.org/series/global-activism/global-activism-his-wheels-international-sends-bicycle-parts-disabled <p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F77302960&amp;color=ff6600&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" height="216" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/HWI%20Ethiopia.jpg" style="float: left;" title="Picture of a trike recipient in 2012 at Soddo Christian Hospital in Ethiopia. (Courtesy of Soddo Christian Hospital/Ethiopia Staff-His Wheels International)" width="163" />Alice Teisan, a former nurse at Rush Hospital, was an avid cyclist before she was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in 1992. Despite her major health setback, she channeled her passion for bicycling into helping others suffering from disabilities globally.</div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><p>In 2005, she created <a href="http://www.hiswheels.org">His Wheels International</a> out of her own home, which recycles old bicycles to send overseas.</p><p>Teisan&rsquo;s book <a href="http://hiswheels.org/20-frontpage/325-riding-on-faith-keeping-your-balance-when-the-wheels-fall-off"><em>Riding on Faith: Keeping Your Balance When the Wheels Fall Off </em></a>is available on Amazon in paperback and in Kindle format. She will offer the Kindle download for free until February 2 as a gift to WBEZ listeners.</p><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/Alice%20Teisan.jpg" style="width: 234px; height: 169px; float: right;" title="Alice Teisan, founder of His Wheels International and author of 'Riding on Faith: Keeping Your Balance When the Wheels Fall Off'. (Courtesy of His Wheels International)" /></div><div class="image-insert-image ">Initially, she had small goals.</div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image ">&quot;My initial goal back in 2003 was to give away 100 bikes in my lifetime. In 2005 after being challenged by my mentor, then 90, I founded His Wheels International. Since then His her group has distributed 1,600 bikes and hand-pedaled trikes to people affiliated with 88 countries. We have prototyped 22 different trike prototypes. Our trikes have been assembled, fabricated and manufactured on five continents.&quot;</div><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 10:19:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/series/global-activism/global-activism-his-wheels-international-sends-bicycle-parts-disabled