Kelly Stobie

United Spinal Association: A Valuable Resource for the SCI/D Community

Two wheelchair users on beach boardwalk

Did you know that roughly 17,700 Americans experience a spinal cord injury every year? The adjustment process following a new injury looks different for everyone. To help those impacted by a spinal cord injury or disorder (SCI/D) move forward and navigate a new routine, the United Spinal Association offers support and resources to help the …

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6 Items to Regularly Check on your Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle

MobilityWorks mechanic inspects under hood of vehicle

Our MobilityWorks technicians are here and ready to keep your vehicle maintained and in good operating condition. We are often asked, “What are the most common maintenance items to check on my accessible vehicle?” Here are a few of the main areas to keep an eye on between your regular maintenance checkups. Lifts and Ramps …

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‘Help Our Military Heroes’ Awards 3 Vans Through MobilityWorks in Tampa

Help Our Military Heroes van recipient Jim Fuqua with his wife Carol and Ted and Laurie Hollander of Help Our Military Heroes in front of Jim's new accessible Honda Odyssey

Our MobilityWorks Tampa location was full of excitement on December 14 as the non-profit Help Our Military Heroes presented three veterans with their new vans as part of their 200th grant celebration. “Help Our Military Heroes was founded with a very specific mission in mind: to provide wheelchair accessible transportation to wounded, injured, and/or ill …

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In-Floor Vs. Fold-Out Ramps on Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles

A white Toyota Sienna wheelchair van with the side-entry ramp deployed

When shopping for a wheelchair accessible vehicle, you will notice that there are several conversion options available, ranging from the ramp’s location to how it deploys. For example, you will encounter two main types of vehicle ramps, referred to as either an “in-floor” or “fold-out” ramp. Both are designed to help wheelchair users comfortably enter …

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