Everyday Mom's Meals: Living Life To The Fullest

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Living Life To The Fullest

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

The month of May brings many things with it. Mothers' Day, Memorial Day, the end of the school year for some. But did you also know May is also recognized as National Mobility Awareness Month
The purpose of this is to bring attention to and show the world that people with disabilities can continue to live an active, mobile lifestyle.  Alongside a national spokesperson, Mike Savicki, a 44 year old, C6, 7 quadriplegic, they are asking people to submit their stores to be showcased on local and national media. There are more stories out there like Mike's. He is a veteran, athlete, advocate and entrepreneur. (www.mikesavicki.com)
Through online communities, NMEDA's Facebook page, blog, and website, the stories of Local Heroes will be shared. Those people with disabilities who are overcoming their mobility challenges every single day. These stories can be voted for on www.mobilityawarenessmonth.com for a chance to win a custom Wheelchair Accesible Vehicle, WAV. The winners ( a minimum of 3 favorites) will be chosen and presented with WAVs on a national television show. Mike Savicki himself just recently purchased one of these WAVs!
Do you have someone in your community you would consider a Local Hero? This can be a caregiver, veteran, or person with disabilities, who is overcoming his/her mobility challenges in life. Maybe their story should be shared with the world.
The goal of National Mobility Awareness Month is to educate people of the following facts:
  • Over 18 million people in the US and Canada have mobility issues
  • 6 million of those are veterans
  • People with disabilities make up the 2nd largest minority group in the US
  • There are mobility equipment manufacturers, dealers, etc in every community working to help these individuals

National Mobility Awareness Month is sponsored by NMEDA- The National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association and the following partners:
  • BraunAbility
  • Bruno Independent Living Aids
  • Vantage Mobility International (VMI)
  • Toyota
  • Chrysler
  • SanTan Honda Superstore in chandler, AZ
Having a disability or mobility challenge doesn't have to mean the end of an active lifestyle. There are millions out there living every day to the fullest, and this May the spolight is on them!
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