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Two Participants in the Local Hero Van Giveaway Secure and Receive Wheelchair Accessible Vans with the Help of Superior Van and Mobility
Date:12/11/2012

Louisville, KY (PRWEB) December 11, 2012

Superior Van & Mobility, an industry-leading provider of wheelchair accessible vehicles, driving systems, mobility seats, handicap lifts, and other vehicle modifications, has helped make two local families transportation needs a little easier.

Kristen DeLuca’s son Connor was diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), Type 3, at two-years-old. Connor, now five-years-old, uses a power wheelchair to stay mobile. While at a local MDA Walk fundraiser, the DeLuca family met Paul Erway and Todd Winchester, two of Superior’s mobility experts. The DeLuca’s were told about the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association’s (NMEDA) Local Hero Van Giveaway program. And although they didn’t win the contest, Superior Van and Mobility’s knowledge and vast selection allowed for the DeLuca family to secure a pre-owned Vision Conversion, rear entry wheelchair accessible van.

“After my son was born, I decided to make sure his life was as full and as normal as possible,” says Kristen DeLuca. “I refuse to say ‘my son just can’t do it.’ And instead, I constantly ask ‘how can I make Connor a part of that?’ Superior was able to answer that question for me in the form of this van.”

The Hall family of Shelbyville, KY has a similar story. Glenn Hall was born with partial trisomy 6Q, an extremely rare chromosomal disorder in which a portion of the 6th chromosome is present three times rather than twice. In early 2012, the Hall family entered the same Local Hero Van Giveaway contest sponsored by NMEDA. And although they too did not win, their story drew attention from local community members. After gaining notice from the Shelby County Community Charities, the entire city pitched in and helped ra
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