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

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,
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