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September 5th is International Charity Day

Abel Garcia is a 10 years old quadriplegic that lives in San Antonio, Texas. He started a GoFundMe campaign that we’ve added to our Crowdfunding page.

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey that devastated parts of Texas and Louisiana, we felt it was appropriate to share that September 5th is International Charity Day.

September 5th is recognized by the United Nations General Assembly as the International Day of Charity. The purpose of this recognized day is to help raise awareness for charity related activities all over the world for individuals and families, charitable, philanthropic and non-profit organizations whether it may be local, regional or global level. Read more

Stop and See Us at PVA 7th Annual Summit + Expo in National Harbor, MD

The Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) 7th Annual Summit + Expo is being held on August 29 – 31, 2017 in National Harbor, MD. The Paralyzed Veterans of America has a long track record of helping to change lives and build brighter futures for those who live with SCI and related diseases.

This year’s focus will be Microvascular Disruption and the Potential Therapeutic Stem Cells in SCI, Gene Therapy Approach, TBI Chronic Encephalopathy and PTSD as well as the Impact of Co-Morbidity in MS. Read more

2017 Boston Abilities Expo Coming Soon

The 2017 Boston Abilities Expo is almost here! The Expo runs from September 8th through the 10th at The Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, Hall C.

Over the past 40 years, the Abilities Expo has been a valuable resource for people with disabilities, their families, seniors, veterans and healthcare professionals.

Plan to attend a workshop while at the expo because the shops are free all day, every day! The workshops focus on topics ranging from traveling with a disability to how you can get the best accessible vehicle. Parents can even be a part of two different workshops intended for parents of kids with special needs. The workshop is intended to make you laugh and learn new ways to thrive as a parent of a child with special needs. Read more

Hike to Mount Everest Base Camp, explore Nepal, and help end a rare form of muscular dystrophy.

2015 ETED team – Chris Balch, Gregg Kaloust, Anna Johnston, Tonya Dreher, Dave Welton, Kent Annis and Brian Stoudnour

Article reposted with permission from Hope for Gus.

Hikers, outdoor enthusiasts and climbers of all skill levels are invited to join the Everest to End Duchenne team on its second trek to Mount Everest Base Camp on September 25. The 2017 trek is part of a symbolic journey that represents what boys battling Duchenne muscular dystrophy (referred to as both DMD or Duchenne), face every day as their muscles lose function. The effort supports the Hope for Gus Foundation, a non-profit organization that raises funds for medical research for DMD. Read more

The Jett Foundation Celebrates Their 6th Jett Giving Fund Success

MobilityWorks was happy to join in the celebration with The Jett Foundation as they celebrated their 6th Jett Giving Fund success by gifting Liam McGourty and his family with a new wheelchair accessible minivan.

11-year old Liam McGourty was born with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, and is mostly confined to a power chair. With a handicap accessible van, Liam can now safely and easily travel to doctor’s appointments, friend’s houses, school, and family events. Read more