May is National Mobility Awareness Month

March 15, 2012

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Did you know that May is National Mobility Awareness Month? I had no idea until now! The month is set aside to show all people, disabled or not, that people with disabilities and mobility problems can live a very active, healthy, fulfilling life. Ever hear on Joni Erickson Tada? I saw a film about her when I was a girl, and I always recall her story when I think of this topic. As a young teenager, she went diving in a shallow body of water. Her head hit a rock and her neck snapped. She was paralyzed from the neck down. She didn’t give up on life, however. Even though she was confined to a wheelchair, Joni was determined to keep moving. She even learned to paint using her teeth! She is such a shining example of courage and determination.

Maybe you know someone who is disabled or you have mobility problems yourself. This is your chance to shine or to shine some light on others. The National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA), Chrysler, Toyota, BraunAbility, and other companies are teaming up to celebrate National Mobility Awareness Month. Submit your story or the story of a “local hero” who doesn’t let their mobility issue keep them from living a wonderful life, and you or your candidate can win a new, customized wheelchair accessible vehicle as well as rub elbows with a few famous TV personalities. 🙂  And who knows, your story may deeply inspire another. Check it out!

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