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The SCOOTER Store Donates Power Wheelchair to Texas Teenager With Rare Genetic Disorders
Date:12/5/2008

pushed in a stroller, Mr. Monk carries his son even though his own mobility is limited because of a nerve disorder and severe arthritis in his back. They have struggled for the smallest bit of mobility for Dustin. Fortunately, the new power wheelchair will make life much easier for Dustin and his father.

Because of this extraordinary gift, Mr. Monk says Dustin will have a chance to "be a normal teenager -- to hang out with his friends, and keep up with them when they are on the go." Mr. Monk knows the chair will be a big help to him too, as he expects it "will change his whole life" because Dustin will be mobile, independent and happy.

Doug Harrison, CEO and Founder of The SCOOTER Store, says, "We are so glad that our Gift of Mobility program will have such a big impact on the Monk family. We are pleased to help young Dustin achieve mobility and independence that will make his adolescence more enjoyable."

Mr. Harrison and his wife, Susanna, started the Gift of Mobility program in December 2002 to help people like Dustin Monk improve their quality of life by improving their freedom, independence and mobility. Since then, the outreach program has worked with organizations around the country to donate power wheelchairs, scooters and manual wheelchairs valued at more than $200,000 a year to individuals and community service organizations, enabling them to provide freedom and independence to people with limited mobility.

About The SCOOTER Store

Since 1991, The SCOOTER Store has helped provide freedom and independence to more than 375,000 people with limited mobility. The company offers a full line of durable medical equipment, including power wheelchairs, scooters, lifts, ramps, and accessories in 48 states, including Puerto Rico, with four locations in Texas. Our dedicated staff makes house calls on more than 10,000 homes every month to service people's power mobilit
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