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Please, Help Lori #keepmoving with an #Alinker #MultipleSclerosis #mindbodysoul
$2,200 pledged
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Ended Jun 6, 2020

Hello. My name is Lori Crawford. I am a 53 years living, mother of two awesome kids, and wife to an even more awesome retired US Navy man. I have several autoimmune diseases in which my body attacks itself including attacking my joints, muscles, red blood cells, thyroid, brain, spinal cord, and nervous system.  MS, or Multiple Sclerosis, is probably the most familiar to most of you. (** If I get too long winded for you, please feel free to skip ahead to **)

My journey has been a variety of winding, bumpy, blinding, knock you down and out fights to death matches. I went from being a happy-go-lucky, go-go-go exercise enthusiast, working 8 to 12 hour days, volunteering for various organizations and being a Navy Wife & Mom of 2 humans and various furbabies ... to... can't work, hubby retired from Navy and now he and the kids take care of me too often. I can't walk more than 1 1/2 miles at a time... 3 miles in a whole day even with assistance devices as my entire left leg goes numb and totally gives out on me. When that happens I usually have to rest the rest of the day or I pay for it in 2 to 3 bed days with pseudo-relapse symptoms. On the maybe two days a week I have enough energy left, I start dinner from a wheelchair only to ask my kids or hubby to finish up. I have missed family weddings and funerals not to mention so many other countless events. It is depressing, and though I usually put on a happy face for the world, if you look closely you will see many deep gashes and cracks in that happy mask. Most days, I hate to admit, I spend too much time in bed out of necessity.  I've fallen a bunch lately and really messed up my lower left back and right arm too. My assistance devices are not what I need. 

**I need to be more active again for my mind, body, and soul.  I am getting heavier, weaker and more depressed and unhealthy everyday. Since 2019 my entire left leg consistently goes numb and totally gives out on me with little to no warning. The Alinker Walking Bike will allow me to keep moving whether I have two working legs or one. I am usually a very positive, optimistic person, but menopause, weight gain, weakness, and the DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis) and 6 PEs (Pulmonary Embolisms), yes 6... 3 in each lung really did a number on me, on top of the MS struggles. I am asking for your help today to help me keep moving forward in my journey to better health and an active lifestyle with The Alinker Walking Bike.  The Alinker is different because I will be at eye level, I can use it with 1 or 2 legs, it will help me strengthen my muscles, burn calories, increase cardiovascular and cardiothoracic health without throwing my body alignment out of whack and causing more problems. Please, please consider giving what you can to help me in my FREEDOM2MOVE campaign so I can get back to helping my family and community like I did before I started losing my battle for health and happiness. Please also pass this on to anyone that could help. 

Be Well All!!

Best Wishes, 



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 USD $, the $2200 USD includes the Alinker, shipping, process and campaign fees and our #AlinkerFamily 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 (from direct stock or you'll be placed in line, delivery 6-8 weeks).
  • 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 We can potentially get a shipping quote to where you live, and include that in the campaign goal, though we like to keep shipping at a minimum, so we will not ship anywhere beyond $250 shipping costs.

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 Blair 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 love!

Here is the Alinker segment as was aired on CBS Innovation Nation October 2019

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 who we are.

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 poverty.

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 wellness.

Alinkers change lives, here are a few people


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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