Family, friends of Sean Mahaney looking to carry on legacy

Mahany built custom wheelchairs out of his garage

TEHACHAPI, Calif. - Family and friends of Sean Mahaney are looking to continue his legacy after the Tehachapi resident was killed in a hit-and-run in Los Angeles.

Mahaney is known in the community for his custom wheelchair business, SeanCo. He built the chairs in his garage in Stallion Springs, and he built them specifically for each customer.

"Disabilities can range so severely, there's no chair for all," said Blake Simpson, who uses a SeanCo chair. Simpson is able to use the chair at the skate park because of specifications created by Mahaney.

Some chairs are created for sport use, others for accessibility, but all were created by Mahaney with the customer's specific needs in mind.

"He just touched so many lives, and there's so many people that have more self esteem and independence because of him," said Rhonda Waidmann, a friend of the Mahaney's.

Donna Mahaney, Sean's wife, says they'll continue the business however they can.

"We're definitely not going away, we've got too much at stake here to go away," she said.

If you'd like to help Mahaney's family with funeral costs, a GoFundMe page has been set up. You can find that here.

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