Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Day 101: Voted For A Hero
National Mobility Awareness Month exists as a way to "educate the public that people with disabilities constitute the 2nd largest minority group in the United States." In the United States and Canada alone there are over 18 million people with mobility issues, 6 million of which are veterans. The month of May is recognized as National Mobility Awareness Month, and there will be many different seminars and open houses nationwide to discuss issues and solutions for those with mobility issues.
"But Ryan, it is April 10th. Why are you doing a random act for something that doesn't start until May?"
Well, the reason why I am putting this up now is because the NMEDA (National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association) is having a contest that you can vote on between now and May 13th. There will be 3 winners of the Local Hero Contest with each winning a Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle. You have the ability to vote online for a caregiver, veteran or person with a disability who is dealing with or overcoming challenges. So today, for my random act of kindness, I am going to be voting for one of the heroes on the site. I have gone through a bunch of the stories, and I wish there was a way that each of them could receive a vehicle because these people truly are all heroes. If you get a chance, please take a few minutes to go and vote for one of the entrants.