Navigation Links
The SCOOTER Store's Gift of a Power Wheelchair Allows Woman to Enjoy Active Life Once Again
Date:9/11/2008

Gift of Mobility Lets Nursing Home Resident Participate in Activities and Enjoy Day Trips

COLUMBIA, S.C., Sept. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The arts and crafts table at the Heartland of Columbia Nursing Home just got a bit more crowded. Thanks to a free power wheelchair from The SCOOTER Store, Pam Lewis, 47, is now back crafting and enjoying life with her new mobility.

Heartland's activities director, David Moreland, knew Ms. Lewis loved to participate in arts and crafts projects, flower arranging and other recreational activities. But he also knew that, without a power wheelchair, she could not participate. He saw her spirits sink as immobility caused her to stay in her room all day.

While he was watching television, Mr. Moreland saw an advertisement for The SCOOTER Store. Because of the "credibility of its spokesperson," he felt The SCOOTER Store genuinely wanted to help people be mobile and independent. He wrote a letter to see if The SCOOTER Store could help Ms. Lewis.

Mr. Moreland was "floored" to learn that just one week later The SCOOTER Store would provide her a free chair. "Even though she has no money and no insurance, The SCOOTER Store found a way to give Ms. Lewis a power wheelchair and, in turn, a fresh outlook," he said. "My hat is off to The SCOOTER Store because this wheelchair will take her body and mind to a happy place."

Mobility Manager, Tony Williams, of The SCOOTER Store delivered the chair to Ms. Lewis today under their "Gift of Mobility" program. The program provides mobility equipment and assistance to those who do not have the resources to purchase power wheelchairs and scooters. The SCOOTER Store is working in conjunction with the ADL Foundation/Mobility Aids for the Uninsured, http://www.adlfoundation.org.

Doug Harrison, CEO and Founder of The SCOOTER Store, noted, "We, like Mr. Moreland, understand that mobility brings independence and happiness--both of which are vital factors in shaping the daily lives of nursing home residents. We are delighted to help Ms. Lewis be mobile and independent, and therefore improve her quality of life."

Mr. Harrison and his wife, Susanna, started the Gift of Mobility program in December 2002 to help people like Ms. Lewis improve their quality of life by recovering their 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 The SCOOTER Store 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 350,000 people with limited mobility. The SCOOTER Store offers a full line of durable medical equipment, including power wheelchairs and scooters, lifts, ramps and accessories in 48 states, including Puerto Rico, with a service center in Columbia, South Carolina. The SCOOTER Store makes house calls on more than 10,000 homes every month to service people's power mobility needs. The SCOOTER Store has worked with more than 100,000 physicians, providing expertise and quality service to their patients, and is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Health Care.

For more information, contact:

Lynn Gonzales

Communications Manager

830-626-4064


'/>"/>
SOURCE The SCOOTER Store
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. The SCOOTER Store Recognized by Runzheimer International for Third Year
2. The SCOOTER Store Donates Power Wheelchair, Giving New Parents Chance to Be an Active Family
3. The SCOOTER Store Partners With Angel Wings to Donate Power Chair to Teenage Cancer/Stroke Patient
4. The SCOOTER Store Donates Power Wheelchair to Terminally Ill Great-Grandfather in Missouri
5. The SCOOTER Store Donates Power Chairs to Two Army Veterans With Limited Mobility
6. The SCOOTER Store and Their Employees Contribute $43,000 in MS150 Bike Ride to Help Texans With Multiple Sclerosis
7. The SCOOTER Store Donates Power Chair to Teenager Struggling With Rare Dwarfism
8. The SCOOTER Store Donates Power Scooter to Former NYPD Officer Who Responded to 9/11
9. The SCOOTER Store Donates Power Scooter to an Uninsured Young Father Battling Cancer
10. Former NYPD and Suffolk County Parks Officer, Who Responded to 9/11, to Receive Power Scooter From The SCOOTER Store at Benefit Event in Smithtown
11. The SCOOTER Store Donates Power Wheelchair to New Braunfels Car Crash Victim
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 13, 2017 , ... Global Healthcare Management’s 4th Annual Kids Fun Run brought ... This free event, sponsored by Global Healthcare Management’s CEO, Jon Letko, is aimed at ... towards children of all ages; it is a non-competitive, non-timed event, which is all ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... ... “The Journey: From the Mountains to the Mission Field”: the story of ... Philippines. “The Journey: From the Mountains to the Mission Field” is the creation of ... taught all ages and currently teaches a class of ladies at her church, which ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... ... Planet Fitness, one of the largest and fastest growing franchisors and operators ... location in Covington, LA at 401 N. U.S. Highway 190, in January of 2018. ... in the Holiday Square shopping center. Its location allows it to serve both Covington ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... , ... Asante, a nationally recognized health system in southern ... home health joint venture through an agreement, effective October 1, 2017, to create ... health company with Asante, delivering clinically integrated care, for the past eight years. ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... ... Leading pediatric oncology experts at Children’s National Health System will join ... International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP) Oct. 12-15. Chaired by Jeffrey Dome, ... at Children’s National, and Stephen P. Hunger, M.D., Chief of the Division of ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/25/2017)... 2017   Montrium , an industry leader ... the IQPC Trial Master Files & Inspection Readiness ... EastHORN Clinical Services has selected eTMF Connect ... management. EastHORN, a leading European contract research organization ... transparency to enable greater collaboration with sponsors, improve ...
(Date:9/19/2017)... Sept. 19, 2017 HistoSonics, Inc., a venture-backed medical device company developing a non-invasive, ... tissues, announced three leadership team developments today:   ... ... ... Veteran medical device executive Josh Stopek , PhD, ...
(Date:9/12/2017)... and NEW YORK , Sept. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ ... ratings for global supply chains, has published the first annual edition of ... performance of more than 20,400 companies evaluated by EcoVadis, based on Scorecard ... and 2016. ... Global CSR Risk & Performance Index ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: