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Do you some someone with disabilities and wheelchair bound in your family? Many with a disabled veteran in their family or other with a family member who had MS (like my grandfather did) know this is a daily struggle.
My grandfather was able to walk short distances but anything more such a grocery shopping required a wheelchair. To carry his wheelchair around he had a lift installed on the back of his car that would tote his wheelchair. I know from a young age of 4 how to load his wheel chair and even had fun pushing the button to load it, since it was a power lift. I know how to help him cover it in case of rain and now to secure it down once on the lift.
I have to admit as a little kid i thought it was the best thing, I got to ride on the wheel chair, when my grandparents took be to amusement park we got front of the line privileges and when I got tired I got to ride.
As I got older I started to understand the logistics a bit more when my grandfather had to get a new car and therefore a new lift.
The National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association works to improve the lives of individuals with disabilities. I know my grandfather would have benefited from this very much instead of having to do all the research himself. NMEDA and their members provide the best and most beneficial solutions for increased mobility. Simply put, they are the best source for wheelchair accessible vehicles and mobility equipment.
NMEDA has a Quality Assurance Program (QAP). The program guarantees you a personal Accredited Dealer.Benefits of working with a NMEDA QAP dealer include: in-person evaluations, specialized training of equipment, 24-hour local emergency roadside services and so much more! All NMEDA mobility equipment dealers are required to be QAP accredited, ensuring the highest standards in mobility equipment installations. This unique training program is how NMEDA assures quality, safety, and electro-mechanical integrity of the product delivered to every consumer.
NMEDA also hosts National Mobility Awareness Month every May. During this amazing promotion, NMEDA encourages people with disabilities to embody the spirit of “Life Moving Forward” by raising awareness of the many life-changing mobility vehicle solutions available today! Starting April 20, 2016 NMEDA is encouraging you to share what makes you, or your loved one, a Local Hero for your chance to win a wheelchair accessible vehicle. NMEDA will be giving away wheelchair accessible vehicles in 2016.