Hi my name is Amylee. I'm 35 year old mother of two & wife. I also live with Multiple Sclerosis (10 years) which has caused epilepsy. Both of those cause me to have difficulty walking and cause extreme fatigue. I woul...
Hi my name is Amylee. I'm 35 year old mother of two & wife. I also live with Multiple
Sclerosis (10 years) which has caused epilepsy. Both of those cause me to have difficulty
walking and cause extreme fatigue. I would really like to get an Alinker so I can feel like
a functioning productive person again. So I can go on walks with my family, do my groceries
myself, leave the house alone for the first time (I might be reaching but I can hope right?
). All funds raised will go to purchasing the Alinker. Please donate. Any amount can help
me. Thank you for any and all help you can provide. I appreciate it immensely & so does my
The campaigns are about sharing. Most people have no idea what life is like when you live
with MS or what happens after you have a stroke. Isolation is often a bigger problem than
the symptoms of the disease itself. With the campaigns we can share and educate people,
because it can happen to all of us. When we create a movement where people simply show up
for each other, it might get a bit ‘safer’ and less ‘scary’ to engage with each other.
Some people share their experiences on their campaign, others share their funds to support
the campaigns. It is not about asking for money, it is creating an opportunity for people
to learn and show up with #generosity. Being generous resonates with who we are as humans.
We understand generosity deeply and when you practice it, you feel so much better
The campaigns are in Canadian $ (back end requirement on our side), the $2800 CAD
includes the Alinker, shipping, process and campaign fees and our support.
The campaigns are all or nothing, no credit cards are charged unless the campaign
reaches its goal.
As soon as the campaign reaches its goal, we ship an Alinker.
Campaigners do not handle money. On disability or welfare, you cannot handle money
without being penalized, but you can receive an Alinker !
When the campaign raises more than the goal, the campaigner can chose another campaign
where we then make the donation to, paying it forward, or get the balanced paid out, the
choice is the campaigner's.
If you want to start a campaign and are outside Canada or the USA, write an email to
[email protected]. We can get a shipping quote to where you live, and include that in
the campaign goal.
Together we build a movement of kindness and generosity, because we all need it
Why do we facilitate crowdfunding on our site?
We believe that the Alinkers should be available for everybody, regardless of income and
people who start a crowdfunding campaign here, will have access to a life changing Alinker.
Did you see how happy Selma Blair is using her Alinker? Her anxiety dropped from level 10
to 2 after she got back on her new Alinker. She is so happy and so on with this new
invention, that she wants to create a fund to get people access to Alinkers. These
crowdfunding campaigns are the first step to make Alinkers available for everybody. Selma
and BE are now putting their energy together to build a generous community around all the
campaigners! The campaigners are people who allow others to show up generously, give them
Why an Alinker?
Generally, medical devices are a technical solution for a body with a problem.
The Alinker is designed for who we are, a whole human being, who wants to live an active
and engaged life. We are a human, we have a body. Whether we miss a leg of have MS, it does
not change us as a person.
Yet the world we live in, treats us as a body with a problem, which creates a social divide
between people based on their body, based on what we have, not on who we are. Isolation and
loneliness are more devastating than the disease itself. So we need to show up for each
other, acknowledge each other and be present to who we are.
These campaigns are here to bridge the gap between a high quality custom Alinker, and the
people who live at the receiving end of a 'sickcare' system that drives people into
So, show up, be radically generous, it is something we humans really understand.
When you read each story in each campaign, pause and imagine who that person is, and why
they started the campaign, reach out to them, let them know they are surrounded and seen,
heard and not alone. When we do that, we feel better and create a safer community where we
know we can show up for each other. It connects us with our essence, we are radically
generous creatures, we just got a little lost in systems that are not designed for our
Who is the Alinker for?
The Alinker is for people who want to stay active, regardless of mobility challenges.
To operate and use the Alinker you must have the ability to:
walk to some degree
flex and extend your legs
bear weight on one leg briefly while getting on and off the Alinker
be consciously aware of your surroundings
be aware of your ability and limitations
What is the Alinker?
The Alinker is an exceptionally cool, three-wheeled walking bike for humans with mobility
constraints. It’s not a medical device, it’s a lifestyle tool, designed to enable users
to lead active and socially engaged lives — at eye level.
On the Alinker, users sit upright -- at eye level with standing companions. Weight is
supported by the seat with no stress on the lower body, while handle bars provide
additional support. Feet remain on the ground, keeping users stable and safe.
Together we'll make this work, in kindness and from the heart
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