“Real heroes are those who have the courage to love, laugh, and live full tilt, despite the hand they’re dealt.”―Kute Blackso
National Mobility Awareness Month is the inaugural May celebration that encourages people with disabilities to enjoy active, mobile lifestyles. To spread the word, the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA) will be looking for three Local Heroes to receive a free wheelchair van. It may be you or someone you know.
A Local Hero is you or anyone in your community—a caregiver, veteran or person with a disability—who is dealing with or overcoming mobility challenges.
The search is on from the beginning of March through May 13, 2012—when NMEDA hopes to find those 3 Local Heroes and give them each a custom wheelchair accessible vehicle—no strings attached.
The top 3 Local Heroes to receive a customized wheelchair vehicle will be chosen from written or videotaped stories submitted to www.MobilityAwarenessMonth.com. The site has all the rules and regulations.
Here are our very own local heroes - 3 of them have made it into the next round of voting!
Shannon Thomas – Portland, OR *Semi-finalist!
Bruce Marbin – Corvallis, OR *Semi-finalist!
Chris Frey – Keizer, OR *Semi-finalist!
Thank you for supporting our local heroes!
For more information on how you or a loved one can enter to win a wheelchair accessible van during National Mobility Awareness Month, click here.