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2013 Local Hero Winner Steve Herbst

Steve Herbst 2013 Local Hero Winner

MobilityWorks customer Steve Herbst was one of the three 2013 NMEDA Local Hero contest winners.

Steve received the keys to his new Honda Odyssey with VMI Northstar Conversion, at a special event held at the MobilityWorks of Chicago’s Villa Park location on August, 7th 2013.

Steve Herbst Local Hero

Steve was paralyzed after being tackled in 1980 while playing football at Palatine High School. He severed his spinal cord at the C5/6 level and became a quadriplegic.

He is a founding member of the Gridiron Alliance, a not for profit organization seeking to improve the lives of catastrophically injured youth athletes.

Read more about Steve Herbst here.

May 2014 is National Mobility Awareness Month

NMEDA National Mobility Awareness Month

National Mobility Awareness Month is when we encourage people with disabilities to embody the spirit of Life Moving Forward by raising awareness of the mobility solutions available in your community. The National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association and MobilityWorks are taking part in celebrating the upcoming National Mobility Awareness Month.

NMEDA Local Hero Contest

Local Heroes can be Defined as People who Volunteer,
Educate, Advocate, Achieve, and Persevere.

Whether you are living with a disability or have dedicated your time to helping someone who is, we want to hear what makes them a Local Hero.

Please submit either a two minute video OR a picture of the Local Hero AND a story with using 400 words or less. Stories will be shared and voted on. Voting is open to the public and at least three customized wheelchair accessible vehicles will be awarded to the Local Hero Winners. Local Hero Contest FAQ's - Click here

For your MobilityWorks Entry use DEALER CODE #JLQP6

  • NMEDA will begin accepting Local Hero entries on February 25, 2014
  • Voting begins on March 11, 2014
  • Local Hero entries and voting end on May 9, 2014

Additional details and instructions for nominating a local hero can be found at

MobilityWorks clients - 2012 Local Hero contest winners!

Two of the three 2012 Local Hero Contest winners were MobilityWorks customers:
The Davert family of Bay City, MI and Ron Miner from Frankfort, IL.