Navigation Links
The SCOOTER Store Surprises 9/11 First Responder & Merrick Firefighter With Power Chair
Date:11/9/2009

TOWN OF HEMPSTEAD, N.Y., Nov. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- On Sept. 11, 2001, thousands of firefighters, police officers and other rescue workers came together to save as many lives as possible in New York City. Merrick firefighter Brian McCauley was one of those 9/11 first responders. Now he is fighting to save his own life.

Only in his late 30s, McCauley was diagnosed with cancer in 2006. He has undergone surgery and extensive chemotherapy treatments, leaving him confined to a wheelchair and needing to carry oxygen. His family recently remodeled their bathroom to be handicap-accessible and purchased a lift so he could go upstairs. The FealGood Foundation, a nonprofit organization designed to educate the public about the catastrophic health effects on 9/11 first responders and provide assistance to relieve these great heroes of their financial burdens, held a fundraiser on Saturday at the Merrick Fire Department to help the family complete additional renovations and give this 9/11 responder his dignity back.

At the benefit on Saturday evening, The SCOOTER Store and the FealGood Foundation surprised McCauley at the North Merrick Fire Department with a Jazzy Select GT power chair. On hand from The SCOOTER Store's Levittown operations were Distribution Center Manager Anthony Pepe; Mobility & Service Specialists George Santos, Carl Frey, and Peter Piekarski; Field Support Specialist Nicole Sheets; and Healthcare Relations Consultant Victoria Wells to make the presentation. The power chair was donated under The SCOOTER Store's "Gift of Mobility" program, which provides mobility equipment and assistance to those who do not have the resources or insurance to obtain power wheelchairs and scooters.

"On behalf of 9/11 hero Brian McCauley, the 9/11 responder community, and the FealGood Foundation, I wish to thank everyone at The SCOOTER Store again for their continuous support of yesterday's heroes," said John Feal, founder of the FealGood Foundation. "Your actions should be embraced and emulated by all. The SCOOTER Store has shown in the past, the current and future to be a leader in the arena of philanthropy. You have set the bar high for others to follow, and your compassion has humbled all of us trying to aid and assist 9/11 heroes."

The power chair will help McCauley regain his freedom and independence. He can spend more time with his children. He can also once again move around the firehouse and enjoy the camaraderie of his fellow firefighters.

"When the FealGood Foundation contacted us about another 9/11 responder who needed mobility assistance, we had only one comment: Of course!" said Doug Harrison, Founder, President and CEO of The SCOOTER Store. "We started the Gift of Mobility program because we understand that mobility, and the ensuing independence, is truly a gift. We are so glad to give independence back to a true hero like Brian, one who served our nation in the darkest of times."

Harrison and his wife, Susanna, started the Gift of Mobility program in December 2002 to help people like Brian McCauley improve their quality of life by assisting in achieving their independence and mobility. Since then, the outreach program has worked with nonprofit groups around the country to donate power wheelchairs, scooters and manual wheelchairs, valued at more than $350,000 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 people with limited mobility than any other company in the nation. Forty percent employee-owned, the company primarily offers power mobility equipment, including power wheelchairs, scooters, lifts, ramps, and accessories, in 48 states and Puerto Rico. The SCOOTER Store currently holds more than 30 percent of the current U.S. market in the power mobility industry and is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Health Care. The goal of The SCOOTER Store is to create an opportunity for every American senior to live their entire life safely and confidently at home.

SOURCE The SCOOTER Store


'/>"/>
SOURCE The SCOOTER Store
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. CVS/pharmacy Offers Flu Vaccinations in Over 4,000 Stores
2. FAU Receives Patent for Invention Which Induces and Restores Cardiac Muscle Function
3. New Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Registry Data Show Clot Quickly Removed, Blood Flow Restored in Large Patient Registry
4. New Localized Cancer Treatment for Advanced Retinoblastoma Saves Children From Having Eyes Removed, Restores Vision in Some Cases
5. New Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedure Restores Quality of Life in Patients With Potentially Debilitating Spinal Condition
6. Video: New Dove(R) Body Washes with NutriumMoisture(TM) Restore Skins Natural Moisture
7. After a Stroke, When Seconds Count, Innovative Device from NeuroInterventions Speedily Restores Brains Blood Flow
8. Solta Medical Announces FDA 510(k) Clearance of New Fraxel re:store(R) Dual Laser System
9. Reclast(R) Receives US FDA Approval as First and Only Once-Yearly Treatment for Women With Postmenopausal Osteoporosis
10. Sixty-One Percent of Newly Diagnosed Parkinsons Disease Patients Do Not Receive Any Drug Treatment in the First Year of Diagnosis
11. Xenomics Announces Implementation of its First Diagnostic Test for Acute Myeloid Leukemia Into Clinical Practice
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/23/2017)... 2017 Persistence Market Research ... market for intraoperative imaging, excerpts from which predict ... 513.9 million. According to the report, the demand ... grounds of increasing adoption of minimally-invasive surgeries and ... imaging for neurosurgeries. The world,s leading medical research ...
(Date:2/23/2017)... -- LG Innotek today announced that the company has developed the ... performance is 1.5 times higher than the competitor,s 45mW module. ... range of 200 -- 280nm, allowing it to be used for sterilization ... LG Innotek,s product emits UV in the range of 280nm. ... Until now, UV-C LED ...
(Date:2/23/2017)... , Feb. 23, 2017   SeraCare ... to global in vitro diagnostics manufacturers and clinical ... titled "Catalyzing Implementation of NGS-Based Tests" to be ... 30, 2017 at 11am Eastern Standard Time (US). ... to highlight the need for improved performance and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:2/24/2017)... ... February 24, 2017 , ... Rosica Communications, ... thought leadership , media relations, social media, content marketing and SEO, is ... powered through Act-On, an intuitive marketing automation platform. , Rosica will now offer ...
(Date:2/24/2017)... Charlevoix, MI (PRWEB) , ... February 24, 2017 ... ... venue in Charlevoix, once again hosted their Military Wedding Giveaway, with the ... be hosted by Castle Farms with services generously donated from local vendors: A ...
(Date:2/23/2017)... ... February 23, 2017 , ... ... jointly issued a letter to withdraw previous guidance issued by the ... identity. The guidance issued in May 2016 by the Obama Administration came in ...
(Date:2/23/2017)... ... 23, 2017 , ... The Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF) – ... serving the lymphoma community through a comprehensive series of education programs, outreach initiatives ... Miami Beach to host its Swirl: Miami Wine Tasting Event on March 28, ...
(Date:2/23/2017)... ... 2017 , ... The American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association (ACPA) is pleased to announce ... a longtime supporter of the event. , "We are pleased that KLS Martin is ... Havlik, 2017 ACPA President. "KLS Martin has a long track record of support of ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):