May is National Mobility Awareness Month

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I know many people who still lead extremely active lives who have mobility issues. But did you know that over 18 million people in the U.S. and Canada have mobility issues? Of that number, 6 million of them are veterans. People with disabilities are the 2nd largest minority which is why mobility equipment manufacturers and others are dedicated to improving the lives of people with disabilities. To celebrate their active lifestyle and educate others May is National Mobility Awareness Month

National Mobility Awareness is looking for local heroes to submit their stories to be showcased by national and local media. If you know someone who is struggling with limited mobility or a caregiver, then either send in their story or encourage them to send it in to National Mobility Awareness.

These inspirational stories will be shared online through Facebook, the blog, and website. You will be able to read these stories and vote on them at to win one of the custom Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles (WAV). The favorite stories will be chosen and the winners will be awarded the WAV on a popular national television. A minimum of three custom WAV’s will be given away.

Mike Savicki is the National Spokesperson, who is a 44-year old, C6, 7 quadriplegic, who is a veteran, athlete, advocate and entrepreneur.

National Mobility Awareness Month is sponsored by the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association along with the following:

  • BraunAbility
  • Bruno Independent Living Aids
  • VMI/Vantage Mobility International
  • Toyota
  • Chrysler
  • SanTan Honda Superstore in Chandler, AZ

Remember May is National Mobility Awareness month and educate yourself on the challenges so many millions of people face.

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