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Wounded Warrior Receives Camo Accessible Van

A very deserving disabled veteran was presented with an accessible van converted by BraunAbility, a manufacturer of wheelchair accessible vehicles.

Lance Corporal Michael DeLancey was presented a camo-wrapped accessible van alongside BraunAbility employees who have served in the military.

Winamac, IN (PRWEB) May 23, 2013

A very deserving wounded veteran was presented with a customized camouflaged accessible van on behalf of BraunAbility, a leading manufacturer of wheelchair accessible vehicles based in Winamac.

Lance Corporal Michael DeLancey, a native of Pinellas Park, Florida, was injured in Iraq in 2006 when a sniper’s bullet pierced his spinal cord, leaving him paralyzed from the waist down and critically damaging his lung. Despite the life-altering injury, DeLancey has been a force of positive change. He serves as an ambassador for Wounded Warrior Project and speaks with fellow veterans recovering from serious injuries.

“As a Marine, Mike has built his life upon the three Corps Values: Honor, Courage and Commitment,” said Kevin McMahon, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “These are values that our founder Ralph Braun believed in – and they are values that the people of this company hold true.”

The completely camouflage-covered vehicle will transport DeLancey to his volunteer work with veteran organizations and events in his home state of Florida and nationwide.

BraunAbility, founded in 1972, has a long history of serving veterans with disabilities. Many of the company’s first customers were newly injured veterans returning from the Vietnam war at a time when people with disabilities had very few mobility options.

Held at BraunAbility corporate headquarters in Winamac, the presentation was an opportunity for the company to not only honor Lance Corporal DeLancey, but current employees who had served in the military as well. In honor of DeLansky’s visit to the company and all company veterans, BraunAbility employees wore red, white and blue.

“Thank you for your service, for your commitment, and we celebrate the many ways you continue to serve our country,” added McMahon.

The presentation, appropriately, occurred just before Memorial Day weekend and during National Military Appreciation Month.

Dodge Handicap Vans Offer Wheelchair Accessibility While Preserving Style

If you’re in the market for a truly comfortable and accessible wheelchair van, you’ll be hard pressed to find anything that compares to Dodge handicap vans. Dodge offers multiple models of handicap vans, a list that is topped by a wheelchair accessible version of their exceptional Grand Caravan.

This model of the Grand Caravan—like all Dodge handicap vans—has not sacrificed comfort and style while converting to a handicap van model. The built-in features of the Caravan make it an obvious and complimentary choice for handicap conversion. Dual power sliding doors and anti-lock brakes make this van incredibly convenient and safe for those looking for Dodge handicap vans.

In the same way the traditional model of the Grand Caravan has no equal in the industry, the handicap-converted model offers comforts such as power windows, three-zone climate control and stow-and-go.

Of course, it’s in the BraunAbility conversion process itself that makes Dodge handicap vans the clear choice for those seeking wheelchair accessible transportation. For starters, the floor is lowered by 10 inches and a non-slip power ramp is installed. The reduced ramp angle allows an individual in a wheelchair to easily enter the minivan. Anchor points and wheelchair tie-downs for the wheelchairs are.

With several models in addition to the Grand Caravan available for handicap accessible vans, consumers will have many options to choose from. Dodge has made sure that they not only provide comfort and ease of access, but variety as well. No matter what your preference or requirements, Dodge offers the best in state of the art handicap vans.

As you can see, Dodge handicap vans are able to preserve the style and comfort Dodge is known for while also providing ease of access for handicap riders and drivers.

 

Ring in 2013 with a NEW Wheelchair Van! Rebates available on Both 2012 and 2013 models – save over $5000 in some cases!!

Call us today to find out what rebates you qualify for (based on residence of end user and other qualifiers). Call 1-877-878-2304 to be connected to your nearest Superior indoor showroom.

Come in where its warm and dry to sit inside the vans and compare them side by side to determine your best option!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Superior Van & Mobility and Parking Spots, We’re Speaking Up For Our Customers

There are nice people out there, and there are not so nice people out there. The folks that respect the lined areas that accompany most handicapped parking spaces fall into the nice people category. At Superior Van and Mobility, we hear about the not-so-nice folks and the headaches they cause our wheelchair van users. Believe me, we’ve heard some FUNNY STUFF from some of our feistier van drivers of things they’ve done to remind folks not to park in those areas. I hope you have never been a victim of their reminders! If you’ve never thought about the challenges this type of disregard creates, just ask yourself this question, “If someone in a wheelchair has to get into this vehicle, how would they do it with my car parked just inches from their door?” In today’s society, many folks are so busy and preoccupied with their own activities and errands that they unconsciously or sometimes consciously overlook these special and necessary areas. My goal in writing this blog entry is to make this something that people actually think about and talk about in their personal circles. I even hope for making it something people speak up about in person if they see someone parking in one of these areas! People with mobility vans and special driving equipment need these spaces not because they are closer to a store or an office, but because extra space is needed to accommodate their entry and exit from these vehicles. That extra space is more easily monitored if it is within viewing distance of the business providing the spots. There are things our customers have done to their own vans to remind folks about their parking needs. These actions include putting large stickers on their van doors asking for extra loading space (which we provide to our customers free of charge), and some even carry an orange cone with them that they leave outside of their car to remind others not to be in that space. Even with these additional messages present, it continues to be a challenge to make people understand the validity in their request. In closing, please be aware of the necessity of these spaces and pass on the facts about their existence to those that seem bitter or resentful of their placement. These spots are abused more than any other parking restriction we have, but I am hopeful as awareness is raised about what they mean to their valid users, this will change.