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Overcoming The Challenges Of Disabilities



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ANCHOR LEAD: Those who are disabled have far more daily challenges than a set of stairs or doors that are not wide enough to pass through. Brian Osuch finds out how mobility is an essential part to their everyday lives. (:60) SCRIPT: Newsbreak, I'm Brian Osuch. Over 18 million people in the United States and Canada have mobility issues. Mike Savicki is one of them… he went from being a Navy pilot to being disabled in an instant. But he says, that's no reason he can't be active and very mobile… CUT: (Savicki) Mobility allows me to live the life that I really want to live. It lets me have a job, have a family, get out there and be a member of society. And one of the ways I do it is with a wheelchair accessible vehicle. It's a van that I can drive, I can get in and out of myself. When you have a disability those things aren't always easy. SCRIPT: May is National Mobility Awareness Month and the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association or (NMEDA) is holding it's fourth Annual Local Heroes online contest for a chance to be awarded a wheelchair accessible van. Awareness Month Spokesperson Ashely Lauren Fisher… CUT: (Fisher) I think a local hero is somebody that you see that's either dealing with a mobility issue, or somebody that's extending their hand to help somebody with a mobility issue. SCRIPT: To share your story and to nominate a local hero, go to MobilityAwarenessMonth.com. That's Newsbreak from NMEDA.
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