‘Local Hero’ drives off in new accessible van

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

PHOENIX – Vantage Mobility International (VMI), Toyota and the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA) this week handed the keys to a 2014 Sienna with VMI Northstar conversion to Courtney Boyll. The Alabama teacher, coach, wife and mother of three was paralyzed in a car accident 20 years ago. She won the national Local Hero Contest that was part of National Mobility Awareness Month, an annual campaign to educate people with disabilities and caregivers about adaptive mobility solutions. “I think anything is possible when you put your mind to it,” said Boyll. “I take it one day at a time and make it the best I can. And, I am thankful for the van that VMI, Toyota and NMEDA are providing to make my life easier.”