Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Wheelchair vehicle giveaway for National Mobility Awareness Month

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of NMEDA. All opinions are 100% mine.

As I've mentioned before, my middle daughter has a disability.  She goes to a regular public school (though not the one my neighborhood feeds to) and is in a class with children with similar disabilities.  Although my daughter does not have any mobility issues, some of the children in the class use wheelchairs or walkers to get around.  I can see the difficulties and challenges that those children face every day.

So I was interested to learn that May is National Mobility Awareness Month.  The purpose of this declaration is to bring attention to and show the world that people with disabilities can live an active, mobile lifestyle. Over 18 million people in the United States, including some of my daughter's classmates, have mobility issues.  Of those, 6 million of them are veterans.

National Mobility Awareness Month is sponsored by NMEDA – The National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association.  In honor of the month, NMEDA will be giving away a custom Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle (WAV) to one Local Hero, a person who is dealing with or overcoming his or her mobility challenges.

To enter, go to the National Mobility Awareness Month website and tell your story, or the story of a friend or a family member. Submissions can be either a video (1 – 3 minutes) or in a written format (up to 400 words) with a photograph.  Anyone in the community can qualify to enter – a caregiver, veteran, or person with a mobility disability.  Stories will also be shared on the NMEDA Facebook page, blog, and website. Local Heroes, friends and family members should encourage people to vote for their story on

National Mobility Awareness Month is sponsored by NMEDA – The National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association as well as BraunAbility, Bruno Independent Living Aids, VMI/Vantage Mobility International, Toyota, Chrysler, and SanTan Honda Superstore in Chandler, AZ.  Their national spokesman, Mike Savicki.  44-year old quadriplegic, who is a veteran, athlete, advocate and entrepreneur. His personal website is

I'm going to pass this information on to my daughter's teacher to then pass on to the parents of her classmates who have mobility issues.   If you or someone you know has mobility issues and needs a Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle, head over to the National Mobility Awareness Month and learn more about the giveaway.

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