Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Paying it Forward—and Paying it Back—A Heartwarming Story!

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After working tirelessly for 12 hours to put out an intense fire; firefighters Tim Young and Paul Hullings of New Jersey stopped at a small café for breakfast.

The waitress at the cafe; Liz Woodward, overhead the firefighters talking about the grueling fire.

When it came time for the firefighters to leave; Liz gave them a note on their Guest Check, letting them know that their breakfast was her treat—as a show of appreciation for their courage and bravery. Read more

Ride-Away and Mobility Freedom Now Part of the MobilityWorks Family

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East Coast and TX Showrooms Add 22 More Locations for People to Find the Right Accessible Van or Rental

MobilityWorks is growing once again with the merger of HASCO Medical, Inc.  They are the parent company of Ride-Away and Mobility Freedom accessible van dealerships.

With Ride-Away and Mobility Freedom’s sales, service and van rental centers, MobilityWorks will now have a combined 57 locations in 21 states. What this means to our clients is that they will have more locations to get service and rentals… and there will be a lot more options toward the selection of a vehicle. We will also be looking to learn and improve upon all of our operations for a better client experience at all of our stores. Read more

Hands Free Prototype Wheelchair Moves by Leaning Forward or Side-to-Side

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Wheelchair of the Future?

After four years of research and development, Kevin Halsall has finally unveiled his incredible new invention. The New Zealand native has created a hands free prototype wheelchair for his friend Marcus Thompson, who was paralyzed after a skiing accident. The OGO is a mix of a wheelchair and a Segway that balances on two wheels, adjusting and moving as the person sitting in the chair leans forward, backward, or side to side. Halsall, who is an engineer by trade, purchased a Segway, disassembled the device and then reconstructed it around a wheelchair. Read more

MobilityWorks Merger with Ride Away and Mobility Freedom Combines Ownership of 57 Dealer Locations in 21 States

MobilityWorks acquires hasco's ride away and mobility freedom

MobilityWorks made a stunning announcement last Friday with the revelation that they were going to merge with HASCO, the parent company of Ride Away and Mobility Freedom wheelchair van dealerships. The move significantly increases MobilityWorks’ presence along the East Coast where Ride Away has most of its locations, including the states of CT, FL, MA, MD, ME, NH, NY, PA, TX, VA, and VT. Mobility Freedom has six locations, all in the state of Florida. Read more

Special Go Kart Lets Wheelchair Users Race at Cincinnati Indoor Racing Facility

Full Throttle's go-karts feature a Honda GX270cc engine to reach track speeds up to 40mph!

Full Throttle Indoor Kart Racing and MobilityWorks Design a Go Kart for All-Inclusive Enjoyment

Back in August of 2014, Aaron Banfield part owner of Full Throttle Indoor Kart Racing came to MobilityWorks of Cincinnati and asked if we could put hand controls on a go kart. Aaron has a heart for the disabled community because he has people in his family that are in wheelchairs.

Chris Phillips, a Certified Mobility Consultant (CMC) and Mike Wylds, our Cincinnati store service technician, worked on a couple different styles of mechanical hand controls until we found one that would work. This go kart is now equipped with a motorcycle style gas and brake. Full Throttle is also adding leg supports, padding and a transfer board to the cart to make it easier for someone in a wheelchair to get in. Read more