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May is National Mobility Awareness Month



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ANCHOR LEAD: People with disabilities make up the largest minority group in the U.S. It can happen in an instant or by aging into it. Brian Osuch finds out how important it is to remain mobile and how you can honor a local hero. (:59) SCRIPT: Newsbreak, I'm Brian Osuch. May is National Mobility Awareness Month, a time to show how safe tested mobility solutions, like accessible automobiles can help people with disabilities live full and active lives. Quadriplegic and Triathlete, Mike Savicki is the spokesperson for the awareness month and says organizations like the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association or NMEDA can help. CUT: (Savicki) A vehicle that's prescribed for you that meets your disability, helps you get back into life. The place to start is with your local NMEDA dealer, and visiting Mobility-Awareness-Month-dot-com. That's where you can find some solutions. SCRIPT: You can also log onto the website to honor a local hero who then has a chance to win a wheelchair accessible van. CUT: (Savicki) There you'll be asked to upload a story, whether it be a video or a written story with a photo that shares who you local hero is and why they need a vehicle. SCRIPT: For more information, log onto Mobility-Awareness-Month-dot-com. That's Newsbreak from National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association.
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