EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: The Wheelchair POP Topper – WWAY TV3


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Lorraine and her friend looking over her Wheelchair POP Toppers

Lorraine and her friend looking over her Wheelchair POP Toppers

CAROLINA BEACH, NC (WWAY) — Bumper stickers have long been used as a form of expression on the back on a car or truck. But in Carolina Beach, a woman has found a way to break barriers with the back of her wheelchair. WWAY’s Daniel Seamans introduces you to our Extraordinary Person of the Week. There is quite the creative mind inside Lorraine’s Hakuna Matata. It’s something old becoming something new. “We Call it a Wheelchair POP Topper,” Lorraine Woodward told WWAY’s Daniel Seamans. “It’s a pop of personality for your wheelchair.” It’s something inspired by girls just wanting to have fun. “In December of last year,” she said, “a friend of mine came over and thought the back of my wheelchair was ugly and she put a Christmas Santa hat on it and I said you’re brilliant.” And with that, the idea was born for folks in wheelchairs. “I said, what do you see?” Lorraine said to her friend. “She said, ‘a Santa hat on the back of your wheelchair’. I said, Exactly! You no longer see the wheelchair.”
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