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Maintaining A Mobile Lifestyle with The Challenges of Disabilities



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ANCHOR LEAD: People with disabilities constitute the largest minority group in the United States, and one organization is doing their part to help keep them as active as possible. Brian Osuch has the details. (:60) SCRIPT: Newsbreak, I'm Brian Osuch. One in five Americans have a disability, and one of the biggest challenges they face is finding the right resources to help them live active, mobile lifestyles. Mike Savicki is a Navy Veteran and a C6, 7 quadriplegic with 79 gold medals in the National Wheelchair Veterans Games. He's also a spokesperson for National Mobility Awareness Month. CUT: (Savicki) National Mobility Awareness Month is a campaign started by an organization named NMEDA – the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association. It's a campaign to educate seniors, caregivers, people with and without disabilities about ways that they can live full active mobile lifestyles. SCRIPT: NMEDA and their members provide mobility solutions for people with disabilities… and they're looking for local heroes. CUT: (Savicki) There's a campaign called the Local Heroes contest. You can upload stories of people from your community who are uplifting, inspiring, who are doing great things, and as part of it, these local heroes will have a chance to win one of four fully customized accessible vehicles. SCRIPT: For more, visit MobilityAwarenessMonth.com. That's Newsbreak form NMEDA.
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