MobilityWorks of Alexandria, VA is Now Open!

MobilityWorks of Alexandria

MobilityWorks is excited to announce that our new Alexandria, Virginia location is now open! Located in the Washington DC metro region, just south of our Nation’s Capital, the Alexandria store will be able to provide mobility products and services to individuals with disabilities, their family members and caregivers in Virginia, Maryland and surrounding areas. We anticipate this location to be one of our busier showrooms for sales, service and rentals!

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Here We Mark the Price of Freedom – Visiting the WWII Memorial

Grandfather Granddaughter Wheelchair WWII Memorial

The World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. is a monument to our veterans that everyone who can should  try to visit.

Inscribed on the Freedom Wall, decorated with gold stars, is the words:  “Here We Mark the Price of Freedom.” Each star represents 100 lives lost, 4,048 in all and a vivid picture to the sacrifices made. 16.5 million men and women served in the armed forces during World War II. Over 400,000 brave American soldiers, sailors, marines, and airmen gave themselves to protect our freedom, one in every 40 that served. It’s a debt we can never repay.

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New Research Finds Link to Genetic Mutations and Cerebral Palsy

Genetic Mutations and Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy is a neurological disorder that has long been believed to be caused as a result of a lack of oxygen to the brain during infancy or early childhood. Recent research in the study of cerebral palsy, however,  has shown new evidence to suggest that genetic mutations may also play a significant role in at least some cases of the disorder.

In fact, according to findings published online in the journal Molecular Psychiatry, approximately 14 percent of cerebral palsy (CP) cases may be caused by genetic mutations.

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MobilityWorks of Santa Clara Honored by ALS Association –Golden West Chapter

Steve Riffle ALS Award
Kenneth McElderry of the ALS Association presenting an award to Marc Duquette and Steve Riffle of MobilityWorks- Santa Clara

Mobility Works of Santa Clara, California was recently honored with an award by the ALS Association- Golden West Chapter. The award was given in recognition of our continued participation in events such as the annual South Bay Walk to Defeat ALS.

MobilityWorks of Santa Clara has been actively involved with the ALS Association- Golden West Chapter through sponsorship and fundraising for four years, and will continue to strive to raise funds for ALS care services and research support until a cure is found.

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Friendship Circle’s Great Bike Giveaway Provides 150+ Adaptive Bikes for Special Needs Kids

Friendship Circle Great Bike Giveaway
Filming some of the Great Bike Giveaway winners with their amazing new bikes!

For the past several years, Friendship Circle of Michigan, a non-profit organization, has held a Great Bike Giveaway to help children with special needs enjoy the childhood joy of riding a bike.

Friendship Circle provides programs, support, friendship and inclusion to children with special needs. The concept is simple—pair volunteers with children with special needs and just let them spent time together—as friends; playing, helping with homework, participating in dance, drama and/or music programs and more.

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