Did you know that May is National Mobility Month? As a mother of a special needs child who uses a wheelchair, I really support letting people know that children and adults with disabilities can lead very active, mobile lives and they absolutely deserve to!
Having access to a wheelchair accessible vehicle makes life a lot easier for people with disabilities to get to doctor's appointments. It keeps them active and allows them to stay in touch with family and friends. Can you imagine if you had to rely on other people to come and get you anytime you had to go somewhere?
Here are some littlle known facts about disabled people: Over 18 million people in the United States and Canada have mobility issues and 6 million of them are veterans. People with disabilities are the 2nd largest minority in the United States.
In recognition of National Mobility Awareness Month, the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association is encouraging people who are facing mobility problems to enter their stories on www.mobilityawarenessmonth.com for a chance to win one of three wheelchair accessible vehicles. Anyone can submit a story about a local hero in their community. I already know who I'll be writing about. Can you think of anyone?
*National Mobility Awareness Month is sponsored by The National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association, BraunAbility, Bruno Independent Living Aids, VMI/Vantage Mobility International, Toyota, Chrysler, and SanTan Honda Superstore in Chandler, AZ.