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Disabled Sacramento Woman, 110, Receives Power Wheelchair Donation from The SCOOTER Store
Date:1/25/2008

Gift of Mobility Lets Supercenteniarian Better Enjoy Her Time with Friends and Family

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two years ago, Mrs. Ruby Pittman moved into a senior citizen center to enjoy the company of other seniors. But lately her mobility limitations have made it increasingly difficult for her to go to the dining room, and enjoy card games and Bingo. Thanks to a power wheelchair donated by The SCOOTER Store, Mrs. Pittman can now enjoy more freedom and independence.

Today, Eugene Harris, Mobility Manager at The SCOOTER Store's Sacramento distribution center, and Dawn Wareham, the Account Manager, presented the chair to Mrs. Pittman. Her daughter, Paulette Helton, was at her side. The SCOOTER Store worked with the ADL Foundation/Mobility Aids for the Uninsured, based in Alamogordo, N.M., to donate the chair as part of the company's "Gift of Mobility" program, which helps people in need receive power wheelchairs and scooters.

Mrs. Pittman, or "Mother Ruby" as she is frequently called, is an advisor to many and the matriarch of six generations of her family. She is extremely proud of her two great, great, great grand-daughters, ages seven and two-months. Mrs. Pittman never went to school as a young child but always had a love for poems. So at the age of fifty, she enrolled into night school, sharpened her writing skills and wrote a book of poems that has sold more than 200 copies in the community. She is so popular at the senior center that other seniors would lend her their power wheelchairs so she could get around. She has a manual wheelchair, but her 97-year-old friend can no longer push it for her.

Mrs. Pittman spent her life raising her family while also working as a nanny and community liaison for the local housing authority. Ms. Helton says her mother "just loves being around people" and is fortunate to still receive daily visitors.

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