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The Scooter Store Donates Power Wheelchair to Disabled Katrina Survivor

No Comments 21 December 2010

New Orleans, LA (PRWEB) May 19, 2007

For Dorothy Rubit, it has been a struggle to live a happy life. She has suffered many losses during her lifetime. Mrs. Rubit has endured the loss of loved ones, and her own health has declined significantly, impeding her mobility. And although she survived Hurricane Katrina, the 86-year-old woman still lost most of her possessions in the storm. To help Ms. Rubit improve her quality of life, The Scooter Store granted her an electric wheelchair through its”Gift of Mobility” program.

This week, The Scooter Store delivered a free electric wheelchair under its “Gift of Mobility Program” to Ms. Rubit. The program provides power wheelchairs and scooters to seniors and people with disabilities who do not have the resources or insurance coverage to obtain mobility equipment. The electric wheelchair was delivered by James King from The Scooter Store in Baton Rouge, LA. The National Chronic Pain Society partnered with The Scooter Store to make the donation possible.

Ms. Rubit suffers terribly from arthritis and her spine is so bent it is very difficult for her to stand or even walk short distances. After losing her husband and daughter to bone cancer, Ms. Rubit endured months of relocation due to Hurricane Katrina and a subsequent fire. Unfortunately, she no longer even receives hurricane relief aid and her current fixed income barely covers basic living expenses.

Tough times meant the purchase of an electric wheelchair was out of the question. And, Ms. Rubit got more bad news when she learned her insurance would not cover the cost of an electric wheelchair.

Ever the optimist, Ms. Rubit stayed positive, prayed, and, after seeing a television advertisement, she called The Scooter Store looking for help. Her prayers were answered when she learned The Scooter Store was willing to give her a power wheelchair.

“We hope the power wheelchair delivered to Ms. Rubit can help her enjoy more freedom and independence,” said Doug Harrison, CEO and Founder of The Scooter Store. Mr. Harrison said that “the goal of the Gift of Mobility program is to improve the quality of life for people like Ms. Rubit. We are pleased to be able to help her and others in need.”

Mr. Harrison and his wife, Susanna, started the Gift of Mobility program in December 2002 to help provide freedom, independence and personal integrity to people with limited mobility. Since its inception, the outreach program has worked with organizations around the world to donate each year as many as 70 electric wheelchairs and scooters and manual wheelchairs valued at more than 0,000.

About The Scooter Store

Since 1991, The Scooter Store has helped provide freedom and independence to more than 285,000 people with limited mobility. The Scooter Store offers a full line of durable medical equipment, including power wheelchairs and scooters, lifts, ramps and accessories in 47 states, including stores in two Louisiana locations. The Scooter Store has worked with more than 100,000 physicians, providing expertise and quality service to their patients, and is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Health Care. For additional information, visit The Scooter Store website at http://www.thescooterstore.com.

For more information, contact:

Mark B. Leita

Director of Public Affairs – The SCOOTER Store

830.627.4717

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what does it take for a disabled person to get a sidewalk put in the complex shes living at in a power chair?

3 Comments 20 December 2010

Question by laura m: what does it take for a disabled person to get a sidewalk put in the complex shes living at in a power chair?
I am living in a down stairs appartment and it has no asscess for me to get out in a power chair.it does however have a walk way but not acceable for a power chair.so, im needing help to find resourses in helping me to get help to have a suitable sidewalk put in for scooters and or power chairs.

Best answer:

Answer by ask8ergirl13
A lot of complaints to the owner of the complex. or you get a hold of the mayor of the city and complain. Just complain to the important people

What do you think? Answer below!

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Disabled World Introduces Disability Community Blogs Section

No Comments 04 December 2010


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Disabled World Introduces Disability Community Blogs Section







Montreal, Quebec (PRWEB) April 8, 2009

Disabled World has introduced a new section aimed at more professional Writers who wish to contribute to Disabled World and the International Disability Community through independent, dedicated blogs.

Disabled World, the premier online International Disability Website, came online in 2004 thanks to the efforts of Lynn and Ian Langtree, who perceived the need for an Internet community for persons with disabilities. Disabled World offers News, Health Information, a Community Area and many additional services to persons with disabilities, seniors, veterans, and persons with health issues.

The new Disability Blogging area at Disabled World is open to skilled Writers who are dedicated to blogging at Disabled World, presenting information to the International Community that gathers there. Individual Blogs are established for Writers who wish to present information, as well as presentation of their writings through unique RSS feeds.

Thomas C. Weiss, M.A. is one of the first Writers to have joined the new Disability Blogs area available to Writers at Disabled World; he presents articles related to several areas of the disability realm. From the numbers of viewers and members reading his articles, the reaction to additional Writers should be very welcoming as awareness of this new area grows. Members of the site are happy to have the opportunity to blog through the, ‘Melting Pot,’ and Ian Langtree himself posts items through a Blog in this area of Disabled World.

Members at Disabled World also have the benefit of participating in the Disability Community Area, where there are many people who meet for friendship, shared good times, games and fun. The news available at Disabled World covers articles related to disability from around the world. There is an immense amount of health-related information available at Disabled World, and the amount of information grows daily.

Ian Langtree is quoted as saying, “I am very excited about the Disability Blog area of Disabled World, it gives skilled Writers the opportunity to participate in an International Community while gaining the recognition they deserve.”

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Stay Independent: Simple Mobility Aid Helps Disabled Get In and Out of Cars, Studies Find

No Comments 15 November 2010

Victoria, BC (PRWEB) December 7, 2006

Once the dust had settled, a simple low-tech invention came out on top. Twice.

Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Boston conducted an exhaustive study on vehicle modifications which aid the elderly in their use of cars. Among the very best solutions for vehicle access, they found, was an invention called Handybar®.

This finding was backed up by the Cleveland Clinic’s Arthritis Newsletter, which studied the HandyBar and found it to be the easiest, most helpful new disability product to aid drivers with arthritis.

The Handybar is a patented, award winning mobility aid that can help provide independence to millions of permanently or temporarily disabled users. A portable support handle, the Handybar slips into a vehicle’s “striker”, the U-shaped bracket that appears on a car’s door pillar and keeps the door firmly closed. Once in position, the Handybar helps the mobility challenged get in and out of today’s lower cars and higher SUVs with confidence, dignity and ease.

The Handybar works on virtually all cars and requires no modifications. Small and light at only 9″ long and one pound, the Handybar disability product is made of an extremely tough alloy and is capable of supporting 350 pounds. It can be stored in a car’s glove box, door pocket or center console for quick access.

The Handybar is an ideal mobility aid for:


    Seniors

    People with arthritis, back or knee problems

    Those who are recovering from surgery or sports injuries

    Pregnant women, or

    Anyone who’d like an occasional helping hand getting in and out of cars

In addition to being an effective mobility aid, Handybart can even help save lives. Equipped with an integrated side window breaker and recessed seatbelt cutter, the Handybar could prove an invaluable escape device in the event of an accident.

The Handybar is available at a variety of retailers across Canada and the United States.

For more information contact:

Ian Stewart

Avenue Innovations Inc

1834 Oak Bay Avenue

Victoria, BC

Canada V8R 1C2

(250) 658-4089

1-888-738-0611

www.handybar.com

Images available: www.handybar.com/support/

Placed by VKI Studios – Internet Marketing and Web Usability

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Disabled World Introduces Disability Community Calendar of Events

No Comments 24 August 2010



Montreal, Quebec (PRWEB) May 6, 2009

Disabled World has introduced a new section aimed at the disability community by presenting a calendar of Disability Events that are taking place around the world, including rehabilitation and assistive technology shows and trade fairs.

Disabled World’s new Disability Events area displays events related to Persons with disabilities from around the world, to include both assistive technology and rehabilitation shows and trade fairs. Disabled World also offers News, Health Information, a Community Area and many additional services to persons with disabilities, seniors, veterans, and persons with health issues. Disabled World is dedicated to building the most informative Disability Community Online.

The new Disability Events area at Disabled World displays listings which include disability awareness, exhibitions of disabled products and aids, daily living aids, homecare, conferences, workshops, festivals, and various other special events. The list of coming events concerning disability and health is updated regularly with information gathered from public sources, submissions by the public, and health and disability organizations worldwide.

Members of the Disabled World Community, as well as viewers of the site, are pleased with the availability of the wide variety of categories related to the new Disability Events area of Disabled-World.com and are happy to have it available. The Disabled World site has an incredible number of areas related to Persons with disabilities, Seniors, and Health Information. Disabled-World.com continues to grow and welcomes visitors from across the globe.

Members at Disabled World also have the benefit of participating in the Disability Community Area, where there are many people who meet for friendship, shared good times, games and fun. The news available at Disabled World covers articles related to disability from around the world.

When asked about the new Disability Events area of Disabled-World.com, Ian Langtree stated, “The capability to keep up-to-date on events related to People with disabilities is important because it informs not only the people who experience disability themselves, but their family members, friends, and others in society as well. Disabled World is very pleased to offer this new area to others.”

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