Michael and his wife Gail started Mogo Wheelchairs as ‘Action Wheelchairs’ in their small family garage over 33 years ago after Michael became a paraplegic due to a coal mining cave-in accident. Since the day of his accident, Michael had a vision to help others get on with their lives and made it his goal to create light weight functional chairs that would do just this, also encouraging them into wheelchair sports. Michael wanted a chair that was lighter and more responsive, better overall. Having been a representative soccer player up until his accident, Michael was keen to try as many sports as he could. This resulted in creating a range of chairs for ease of movement, strength and speed, including the special Qwikshot tennis chairs. By the end of 1982 he was trying out his chairs in the unforgiving world of disabled sport and now, well into his 60s, a three-time Paralympian, Basketballer, wheelchair Basketball Hall of Famer, an innovative wheelchair designer and a craftsman manufacturer to boot – he has made his mark on the world of wheelchairs. Sport was Mogo Wheelchair’s laboratory!