Melissa is a smart young woman who recently graduated from the STRIVE program where she learned life skills and how to be independent. The 22-year-old from Crystal Lake, Illinois, loves listening to music and helping others. She enjoys swimming and spending time with her family. But unlike other 22-year-olds, Melissa has overcome huge setbacks. Melissa is hoping to raise funds for a wheelchair accessible vehicle with help from our MobilityWorks store in Villa Park, Illinois.
MobilityWorks will be exhibiting at the 2016 Los Angeles Abilities Expo Friday, February 5 to Sunday, February 7 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in West Hall A.
Exhibit hours are from 11 AM to 5 PM on Friday, 10 AM to 6 PM Saturday and 10 AM to 2 PM on Sunday. Admission is free and all are welcome to the event!
The Los Angeles 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.
Brandon Long was on his first deployment in Afghanistan in 2010 when he lost his legs to an IED blast just 2 days before his daughter Claire was born. Thanks to the MobilityWorks team and nonprofit Help Our Military Heroes, this deserving hero received the keys to a new BraunAbility Chrysler Town and Country.
Brandon Makes the Ultimate Sacrifice
Brandon was on foot patrol with his unit when he stepped on an IED. The young man’s squad worked hard to save his life.
We are excited to share that Chrysler will soon be replacing the Town & Country minivan and Dodge Grand Caravan chassis with a more modern, updated 2017 Chrysler Pacifica vehicle. Customers will enjoy the fresh style and ample space.
Benefits of a Minivan
The minivan’s ease of use from the sliding doors to the lower ground clearance for entry are two of the reasons why many of our customers prefer these vehicles. Many have better gas mileage compared to large SUVs. The minivan can fit your entire family. One of the biggest drawbacks is the image of these vans. Chrysler took that into account when they interviewed 6 million minivan owners and designed the new Pacifica. Check out the amazing modern features that this Chrysler has to offer.
2015 brought great news for many diseases including ALS, spina bifida, multiple sclerosis and more. Read on to see the biggest disease research breakthroughs of 2015.
New Drug Shows Promise to Treat Progressive Multiple Sclerosis
At least 10 percent of Multiple Sclerosis cases are progressive, which means that symptoms worsen over time. In 2015, a pharmaceutical company announced great results from three large clinical trials of ocrelizumab. The drug can treat both relapsing and progressive MS, but is the first to successfully treat progressive cases.