When Jaime was 28 years old her parents Debbie and Dean Dillon, began to notice she was stumbling and having a hard time walking. In 2004, she was diagnosed with Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and has been in a wheelchair since 2005. Earlier this month, Jaime received her first accessible van thanks to a special fundraiser from their family’s church.
The U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey Team has medaled in four of the last five Paralympic games and on March 8th they will return to action in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The team is made up of 17 players from all over the United States who were introduced earlier this month during the outdoor NHL Winter Classic game featuring the Buffalo Sabres and New York Rangers. They will be led by returning captain Josh Pauls and alternate captains, Declan Farmer and Nikko Landeros. After winning a gold medal at the last Paralympic games, the United States team are favorites to win in 2018.
It’s estimated that over 40 million people provide care for someone else every year in the United States. There are several websites that are dedicated to providing information and resources to help. We have put together a list of six helpful sites and blogs to follow for people who provide care to others:
Financing a vehicle with MobilityWorks is simple, and with accessible vans starting around $10,000, our finance department can help to easily get you into a wheelchair accessible vehicle. Here are answers to 10 of the most frequently asked questions our financing team hears:
While most people know of the work which Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. did during the Civil Rights Movement, his work towards equalization extended far beyond that for African Americans. He was also a major component of helping pave the way towards a more accessible country. When changes were beginning to be being made for an increasing number of minorities across the country, advocates for those with disabilities joined in on the fight. Their efforts are responsible for many of the basic adaptations we see today, from marked parking spaces to equal access building codes.