Zazzle user raising funds to fix wheelchair van

Prosumer Empowerment
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Ok, so we have had the feel good story of the kids using Ponoko and Arduino to make robots, now we have our next motivational story of consumer empowerment.
JasonMit needs $900 worth of work done to his wheelchair van so that he can continue to travel as a motivational speaker. To help offset this cost he opened a Zazzle store to sell his digital art on everything from t-shirts to hats.
This is a great example of how someone who may otherwise be reliant on government grants or charity can empower himself from his own home to realize his potential.

Born with a rare neuromuscular disease, Jason is confined to an electric wheelchair and requires a ventilator to breathe. “Think Christopher Reeve, only better looking,” Jason jokes.
Jason has been creating art on the computer for over seven years. “My dad was an artist who did etchings of Kachinas. I always wanted to be able to draw like him but I couldn’t,” Jason shares. He couldn’t, that is, until he found the right medium. “Once I discovered 3D digital art, I was finally able to be an artist like my dad.
Covering a wide range of subjects including landscapes, animals, and people, Jason’s art enables him to shine despite his disability.
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Why not buy a mousepad for your mum and help him on his way.

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One Response to “Zazzle user raising funds to fix wheelchair van”

  1. Jevvv Says:

    Awesome! Way to go Jason :)

    And thanks for sharing this with us Ponoko!