Vantage Mobility International (VMI) and MobilityWorks, a Cincinnati-based retailer of wheelchair accessible vans, have teamed up with Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory to help with the donation of a wheelchair accessible minivan for city employee Arnneater Crawford and her son Donté, who has cerebral palsy.
“Our team was moved by the compassion that Mayor Mallory showed for city employees when he was recently featured on the reality TV series, Undercover Boss,” said Doug Eaton, president of VMI. Shortly following the episode airing, Mallory’s office contacted Jeff Witt, general manager of MobilityWorks, to help with a donation through their non-profit MobilityWorks Foundation.
“The mayor and his team visited our store to discuss the options available for the Crawford family,” Witt said. “We agreed that a 2010 Town & Country with VMI’s Northstar side-entry, lowered floor wheelchair accessible minivan would the best fit for the Crawfords.”
The lowered floor, wheelchair-accessible minivan includes a power in-floor ramp with unrestricted entry and exit, as well as greater interior maneuverability. A one-touch remote allows effortless ramp deployment, while the PowerKneel gives a lower ramp van angle, making access easier.
“I am thrilled that we are able to provide the Crawfords with a van that will allow them to spend more time with their son. This is going to impact their lives for years to come,” said Mallory.
[Source: MobilityWorks & VMI]