This month is National Mobility Awareness Month, a month dedicated to showing the world how people with disabilities can live active, mobile lifestyles. Teamed with national spokespeople, Mike Savicki and Ashley Lauren Fisher, NMAM supports and utilizes the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA) network of members to help educate the public.
Local Heroes all across the United States and Canada have been sharing their stories about how they or someone they know have overcome the challenges of living with a disability. Anyone can vote online for the Local Hero thought to be most deserving to win a custom Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle. Voting ends May 9th.
One of our True Locals, Dr. Diane Dike from Eagle, has been nominated and needs YOUR votes to help win! Diane was diagnosed with the painful blood disease of Cryoglobulinemia Vasculitis in her 20’s, and her legs almost had to be amputated. However, with the help of her service dog Gracie, Diane has overcome the disease’s challenges to become certified as a foster/adoption mom and to found and head the organization Second Chance with Saving Grace to help hurting people and animals.