Mobility companies make donations
101 Mobility has teamed up with Homes for Our Troops to help provide an ADA-complaint, wheelchair accessible home for Army Staff Sgt. Alex Dillman, who was paralyzed by an IED blast in Afghanistan, according to a Jan. 6 announcement. “What we’re doing for him just seems so minor compared to what he’s done for us,” said Dennis Clouser, owner of 101 Mobility Tampa…Vantage Mobility International has donated an Access360 Northstar system for a 2013 Toyota Sienna to Charlie Harvey, a disabled veteran who won the Operation Independence Star Spangled Salute contest. VMI, Toyota and NASCAR driver Darrell Waltrip presented Harvey with the system on Jan. 8 “We launched the VMI Operation Independence initiative to better support our disabled veterans in obtaining their mobility vehicle benefits,” said Monique McGivney, VMI corporate communications director, in the release. The program now includes a dedicated advocate center and the Star Spangled Salute Contest, she said…A wheelchair user who helps people with disabilities play adaptive sports and a service dog trainer won donations through Sunrise Medical’s Propel Donation Program, the company announced Jan. 7. New Jersey resident Brandon Holiday was denied reimbursement for seating products, leaving him too uncomfortable to use his wheelchair for long; the program provided him seating products for his Quickie 2 wheelchair. Dogsong Animal Training and Behavior received a Quickie Q7 and a QM-710 to help the company train service dogs to work with people using wheelchairs.