In a world of constant movement and exploration, mobility is a priceless gift. As we celebrate National Mobility Awareness Month in May, we are reminded of mobility’s significant role in our lives, especially for individuals with disabilities.
However, this year’s celebration is even more remarkable as we approach an extraordinary event. On May 17, 2023, Vietnam Veteran Larry Reimer was presented with one of BraunAbility’s millionth vehicles—a 2023 Chrysler Pacifica wheelchair-accessible van—marking a significant milestone in the history of BraunAbility, the world’s leading manufacturer of mobility transportation solutions.
Larry’s surprise celebration will occur at Superior Van & Mobility in Louisville, Kentucky. Alex Cook, the General Manager of Superior Van & Mobility, will host this event, which coincidentally falls within National Mobility Awareness Month and in anticipation of Memorial Day, adding extra layers of significance to the celebration.
BraunAbility, a company born from the vision of Ralph Braun, an entrepreneur who spent most of his life in a wheelchair, has grown into the most trusted name in the mobility industry over the past 50 years. By providing wheelchair-accessible vehicles, wheelchair lifts, seating, storage, and securement products, BraunAbility has brought independence to millions of individuals worldwide.
Superior Van & Mobility shares this vision as they strive to provide the best mobility solutions to their clients, including new and used wheelchair-accessible vehicles, mobility seating options, hand controls, scooter and wheelchair lifts, and other driving aids. They proudly support local community groups, promoting disability awareness and advocacy.
Larry Reimer, a proud veteran of the Vietnam War, is a testament to resilience and strength. His service to our country is nothing short of heroic. This vehicle gives Larry the freedom and independence associated with enhanced mobility and represents a ‘thank you’ for his invaluable service.
As we approach Memorial Day, we honor those who have served and sacrificed for our nation. Larry’s story reminds us of their bravery, resilience, and the spirit of independence that defines our country.
This milestone event is a tribute to the hard work and dedication of both BraunAbility and Superior Van & Mobility. It exemplifies their commitment to enhancing the lives of individuals with disabilities and their dedication to providing the highest quality mobility solutions.
As we celebrate National Mobility Awareness Month, let’s be inspired by Larry’s story and the work of organizations like BraunAbility and Superior Van & Mobility. Let’s advocate for greater mobility and accessibility for all and continue to push the boundaries of what is possible.
As the founder of BraunAbility, Ralph Braun, once said, “The impossible only takes a little longer to accomplish.” Let’s keep accomplishing the impossible, one step—or one roll—at a time.