National Mobility Awareness Month

04/12/2012 @ 1:00 AM | General with Comments Off on National Mobility Awareness Month | Print This Post

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of NMEDA for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

May is National Mobility Awareness Month sponsored by NMEDA (The National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association). Now you are probably asking what it is they do. This is a association partnered with many companies to bring mobility to an otherwise disabled person(s). I can only assume if you do not work in the medical field or having a friend or family member that you know that has a mobility disability you might not even think twice about this.

My boss is actually in a motorized wheelchair and has been for many years. He has been working this entire time because he has the mobility to get to places he otherwise would not be able to without his wheelchair. Granted there are certain hindrances with making sure any place he would like to visit is handicap accessible but that is very minor considering it is a requirement by law to be handicap accessible. He lives on an island 3 streets from the beach and will ride down to the pier on weekends for the sites and fresh air.

Over 18 million people in the U.S. and Canada have mobility issues with 6 Million of them being veterans as well as being the 2nd largest minority in the United States. NMEDA is in partnership with BraunAbility, Bruno Independent Living Aids, VMI/Vantage Mobility International, Toyota, Chrysler (this is the vehicle brand my boss had converted to carry around his wheelchair), and SanTan Honda Superstore in Chandler, AZ. So know that people with disabilities can live an active and mobile lifestyle. If you know of someone who is in need of perhaps a new wheelchair accessible vehicle or perhaps obtain their first one, NMEDA will be giving away three custom wheelchair accessible vehicles in May. While on the NMEDA website you can connect with others in through online communities such as their Facebook page and blog.

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