Scarlett Chandler of Huntsville Alabama is like most 30-year-olds. She enjoys being independent, loves going to Nashville TN, and is trying to buy a car. The only difference is that Scarlett uses a wheelchair for her mobility. She was born with Spina Bifida and has been in a wheelchair her entire life.
“My parents never made me feel like I was different than any other child,” Scarlett said. “They said that I just needed wheels to get around.”
MobilityWorks will be exhibiting at the 2016 NY Metro Abilities Expo Friday, April 29 to Sunday, May 1 at the New Jersey Convention and Expo Center.
Exhibit hours are from 11 AM to 5 PM Friday, 11 AM to 5 PM Saturday and 11 AM to 4 PM on Sunday. Admission is free and all are welcome to the event!
The NY Metro Abilities Expo will feature the latest technology, informative workshops, demonstrations and more. Families, caregivers, professionals and seniors will enjoy the wide range of products and services for the disability community. The expo offers three days of resources and opportunities that you may not even know exist.
CNET’s Road Show “On Cars” Series recently did a 7 minute segment on the new BraunAbility MXV™ Ford Explorer. In the broadcast, they do several interviews with people at the Center for Independent Living in Berkeley, CA. This airing provides an independent review on the Ford MXV, and our new logo appears in many of the shots! Watch it here on You Tube.
A shout-out to our Burlingame CA store near San Francisco that assisted in making the Ford Explorer available for this segment. We were glad to help bring more awareness of accessible vehicles like the MXV to the public’s attention.
It pays to play with heart on the basketball court. For Marcus Morris and his Detroit Pistons’ teammates, their big hearts both on and off the court lead to the gift of mobility for a 4-year-old girl.
Shayla enjoys spending time with her family and traveling, but due to her medical issues, she requires an accessible vehicle to get around. Unfortunately, Shayla’s family’s van broke down and could no longer be used. Luckily, the Detroit Pistons basketball team came to the rescue with a huge surprise for the 4-year-old.
Three Wheelchair Vans to be Awarded in Local Hero Contest
For the 5th consecutive year, the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA) has announced the start of its annual National Mobility Awareness Month Local Hero Van Giveaway Contest. Those interested in entering the contest must provide either a 400 word essay with a picture of the local hero (1 MB max), or YouTube video that is no longer than 2 minutes in length.
Three brand new wheelchair vans will be given away as part of the awareness program! One will be awarded to a caregiver, one to a senior (60+), and one in the general category.