The kids are grown, now what?: National Mobility Awareness Month

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

National Mobility Awareness Month

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.
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I have severe arthritis in my spine. The arthritis is causing my discs to deteriorate which in turn causes pain, numbness in my legs and the occasional fall. On a good day I use a cane to walk, on a bad day I use a walker, on my worst days I need help getting from my bed to the bathroom.

Let me tell you about my Aunt Bonnie. Bonnie had polio when she was in her late teens. The polio caused paralysis and she was a paraplegic for the rest of her life. Think about this, Bonnie was a young woman in a wheelchair with very few mobility options. She ended up working her entire life for the rights of the disabled and because of her hard work Philadelphia was one of the first cities in the United States to recognize the rights of the disabled.

The NMEDA (National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association) would like you to know that mobility is not the issue that it once was. In fact, there are many options to help you and/or your loved ones get around!
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From ramps to hand controls and everything in between NMEDA QAP dealers can help you purchase, customize and modify the vehicle that fits your needs. NMEDA dealers are available throughout the United States and Canada. They can help you with the five steps to finding the perfect wheelchair accessible vehicle for you.
Did you know that there is government funding and rebates available to help you pay for your vehicle?

May is National Mobility Awareness Month and you can nominate a local hero to win one of three wheelchair accessible vehicles. Nominations can be made April 20,2016 through May 31,2016 and voting begins May31, 2016. So nominate and vote for your local hero today!



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