It was a perfect spring day on Thursday May 19th for Albany’s Grand Opening Event! Customers came out for the opportunity to learn more about the new products at MobilityWorks, enjoy a free lunch, and the chance to win exciting prizes. Cooper, Albany’s team “mascot”, was ready to greet customers at the door and enjoyed all of the attention. Vendors from all across the country (and even Canada) set up booths to meet with customers and display their latest mobility equipment.
Imagine a playground where every child can participate. A place where children of all abilities can play, socialize and dream together — fostering acceptance, friendship and understanding through play. For many children with disabilities this is just a dream.
“The playground will be great for the community. It will allow children with and without special needs to have a park built for everyone so all the children can have fun together”, said Villa Park General Manager Michael Pigoni. MobilityWorks is a proud supporting partner of The Playground for Everyone.
Kevin Dall was born prematurely at 24 weeks with cerebral palsy. Despite his physical challenges, his mother Amy says he has an amazing soul. Kevin loves skiing at King Pine Ski Resort with Granite State Adaptive Sports. He has never crawled or walked, but he gets a big thrill from skiing. The sport even helps his development and motor skills.
Amy’s husband Gary recently passed away from cancer, so she is now Kevin’s primary caregiver. Just before Christmas, Amy learned that her family was chosen as the recipient of Cynthia’s Challenge, a 24-hour ski-a-thon created to raise funds for people in need. In just 24 hours, Cynthia’s Challenge raised over $55,000 from the support of community and local business to purchase an accessible vehicle for Kevin.
On Friday, April 22, 2016, the National Association of American Veterans (NAAV), President and CEO Constance A. Burns, along with Chris Paczak, MobilityWorks Vice President of Marketing and Matt Swope, BraunAbility Director of Sales Eastern United States, presented a Disabled American Veteran with a 2015 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT, equipped with a Braun XT power side entry.
The National Association of American Veterans (NAAV) partnered with the MobilityWorks Foundation and BraunAbility to engage in a momentous opportunity to present a disabled American Veteran with a much needed accessible van. This van was donated as a gift to a selected disabled veteran in need of an assisted mobility vehicle. The recipient of this vehicle was Retired Navy Veteran Charlie Johnson and his wife and caregiver Lola Johnson of Upper Marlboro, Maryland.
By: Martyn Sibley, Disability Horizons
Travelling can be a daunting experience for everyone, and even more so for those with a disability. There’s so much to think about: how you’re going to get to your destination, where you’re going to stay, insurance, airport transfers… the list goes on. There’s even MORE to think about when you’re disabled: what equipment will you need to bring, will your airline cater for your needs, will your accommodation be accessible?