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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 raise money through special events. Their fundraising efforts were so successful that the family was able to secure a BraunAbility Companion van and have it delivered at the “Light Up Shelbyville” tree lighting ceremony on November 10.

“It was an honor to be able to deliver to Glenn and the Hall family their handicap van. To them it wasn’t simply a wheelchair accessible van, it was about regaining their family’s freedom and mobility,” said Paul Erway, a mobility expert with Superior, who was also involved with fundraising efforts from the beginning.

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About Superior Vans and Mobility
Superior Van & Mobility is dedicated to providing persons with disabilities the most innovative mobility solutions on the market. Celebrating its 36th year of serving the disabled community, Superior provides lowered floor minivans, mobility seating options, hand controls, Scooters and Wheelchair Lifts, and a variety of other driving aids, all of which meet Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS). Superior Van & Mobility has nine locations throughout Indiana, Kentucky, Eastern Tennessee and South East Louisiana. They also offer equipment training for all of its products. For more information, visit http://www.superiorvan.com.

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