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Texas Stores Bracing for Impact of Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey Update (August 28th, 2017):

All of the MobilityWorks Texas stores are open for business on Monday morning. Please contact your local Certified Mobility Consultant or our Client Care Center with any questions.  For scheduling a service appointment, please call 1-877-275-4912. 

Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of the families affected by the storm. 


San Antonio and Selma Texas Locations to Close on Saturday in Preparation for Heavy Winds, Flooding and Power Outages

To prepare for the inevitable winds, rain and other effects of Hurricane Harvey, our San Antonio and Selma Texas stores will be closed this Saturday, Aug 26, 2017. Our plans are to be open again on Monday, or as soon as possible, depending on the severity of damage and power availability.

For those clients who are in the path of the storm and bracing for the impact as well, we urge you to follow all local and state government’s authority’s request to evacuate when necessary. You should have plenty of clean water available, flashlights, a batter powered radio for alerts, non-perishable food items and blankets.

At midday on Friday, tropical-storm-force winds were already occurring along the middle Texas coast, according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC). A sustained wind of 43 mph and a wind gust to 48 mph were recently reported at the Bob Hall Pier near Corpus Christi, Texas.

To all of our friends in the Corpus Christi, Houston and other Eastern Texas areas in the path of the storm, please be safe and be careful. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Contacting Our San Antonio and Selma Staff

If you are a client and need to get in touch with our San Antonio or Selma personnel, please call our Client Care Center at 1-877-275-4907 and we will relay messages to them as best we can.  You can also write to us electronically at Contact Us. A chat feature is also an option when visiting our website.

To learn more about the Hurricane Harvey and updates on its path, please visit the National Hurricane Center website or The Weather Channel.

MobilityWorks Receives Inc. 500|5000 Recognition

 

Once again, we are extremely honored to be recognized by Inc. Magazine for our accomplishments in providing consumers and businesses with quality wheelchair accessible vans and commercial transport solutions. The magazine selects 5,000 companies each year to be on their annual list, which is based on reaching a certain level of growth compared to other companies also being considered. This is the twelfth time that MobilityWorks has been given this recognition. 

“Giving personalized and outstanding service” is how CEO and Founder Bill Koeblitz defines what’s important to him and the staff at MobilityWorks. He goes on to say, “What we do has so much impact on people’s lives, we have to get it right.”    

In business since 1997, MobilityWorks now has over 1,000 full-time employees. Most of them work directly with the clients and their families in 69 showrooms located in 24 states.  Two manufacturing facilities (in Akron, OH and Kansas City, KS) are operated by its TransitWorks division. They are Ford Motor Company’s largest mobility upfitter and also modify Ram and Mercedes full-size vans with floor plan option that carry up to 15 passengers.

Learn more about MobilityWorks Commercial Vans.

To be on the Inc. 5000 list twelve different times means that we are doing something right — which starts by hiring the right people and by delivering the right solutions.  We will strive to continue providing excellent customer service for each and every client, with innovative, quality vehicles that meet every need.  

Learn more about the 2017 500|5000.

 

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.

Some of the keynote speakers include Dr. David Carroll, Executive Director in the Office of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention at the Veterans Health Administration, and Kathleen Costello, Associate Vice-President of Healthcare Access for National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

To learn more about the event, please click here

While visiting the PVA Summit Expo, please stop by MobilityWorks Booth #108. Representatives will be on hand to answer all of your wheelchair accessible transportation questions. We look forward to seeing you there!


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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.

Make sure to stop by the MobilityWorks Booth #1022. We would like to see you and say hello! Admission is FREE.

Expo Schedule:
9/8, Friday, 11am to 5pm
9/9, Saturday, 11am to 5pm
9/10, Sunday, 11am to 4pm

Location:
The Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, Hall C
415 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02210

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.

“We are determined to find a treatment or a cure for my son Gus and thousands of kids just like him,” said Tonya Dreher of Peterborough, New Hampshire, who started Hope for Gus and its Everest to End Duchenne trek in 2010 after learning of Gus’ DMD diagnosis. “I decided to challenge myself and anyone else who is touched by Duchenne with something that would be difficult for us, but impossible for Gus to ever do.”

Duchenne is a fatal, terminal, muscle-wasting genetic disorder, affecting one in 3,500 boys born each year. By age 12, most boys with DMD are in wheelchairs. They rarely live past their mid-20s. At present, there is no cure or effective treatment, but there is hope, as several promising new treatments, specifically in the field of gene therapy, are being developed. One such therapy, a gene editing technology called CRISPR, has potential to cure not just Duchenne, but many other genetic disorders.

The first Everest to End Duchenne trek in 2015 was the Hope for Gus organization’s highest grossing fundraiser ever, which is why the organization will embark on its next trek on September 25. All funds raised with this trek will directly fund medical research. In addition, a GoFundMe campaign has been launched and sponsorship opportunities associated with the hike are also available.

To be part of the 2017 trek, you must be 18 or older (unless accompanied by a parent or guardian), be reasonably fit and able to walk five to eight hours a day, possess an adventuresome spirit and desire to make a difference. The 120-km, 17-day journey begins in Kathmandu and includes an exploration of Nepalese culture, visits to traditional villages, Buddhist mountain monasteries and bazaars, and culminates with the arrival to Everest Base Camp, high in the Himalayas, more than 18,000 feet above sea level. Although a demanding journey not meant for the faint of heart, trekkers need not be elite athletes or experienced climbers to complete or enjoy the journey. Participants are required to raise a minimum of $1,000 and are also responsible for individual travel expenses.

Gus is currently part of a clinical trial testing a treatment drug that may give the Dreher family more time together as doctors search for a cure, but Gus continues to lose muscle function, and time is of the essence.

“Duchenne is devastating and will slowly take away all of Gus’ muscle function, and eventually end his life, if we do not find an effective treatment or a cure in time.” Dreher said. “We embark on the second trek to EBC with renewed energy to raise twice as much money for medical research for DMD and to symbolically bring children who suffer from DMD to the rooftop of the world with us.”

This year’s team is creating a flag to wave at Base Camp with the names of nearly 1,000 people who are either living with, or have lost their lives to Duchenne. They will carry this flag with them for the entire journey, as a symbol of trekking for those who cannot and carrying them to the rooftop of the world, a journey that their own bodies could never take.

To learn more about Hope for Gus or becoming a part of the 2017 Everest to End Duchenne trek, email info@hopeforgus.org. The sign-up period closes Friday, August 11.

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