Chevrolet was founded 100 years ago today. I grew up not far from Detroit. My parents and grandparents retired from General Motors. We always drove a Chevrolet, but later in my life my grandfather bought a Buick. My family was shocked when I bought a Toyota, but I sold in in 2007 and used the money to start this business.
Longevity in business is an anomaly. Even longevity in a product line is rare – but is it valued? Do people still think of Chevrolet today like they did in 1911? When we were designing the Tailwind, we wanted to build something sturdy and long-lasting. It takes a long time to recover from a stroke, sometimes months, sometimes years. We knew that people might use the Tailwind for an extended period of time, so we used steel rods and solid steel bearings to make sure it wouldn’t wear out.
I don’t know if the company or the device will be here in a hundred years, but we plan to make sure the Tailwind will last for as long as a stroke survivor wants to use it. I am proud of the Tailwind, of its design and construction. I think my grandparents would be proud.