An upcoming segment of the Fox Business Network series In View, hosted by Larry King, will feature both the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA) and Help Hospitalized Veterans (HHV).
The episode will air on Saturday, July 11 at 5 pm EDT. Local air times will vary.
According to a news release from NMEDA, the segment will focus on the mobility solutions and services offered by its member dealers. During the segment, customers Larry Styron, Owen Altman, and Craig Lilienthal will discuss and demonstrate how working with their NMEDA dealer helped them become independent again.
As well, during the segment NMEDA member mobility specialist Rich Kneeland will demonstrate solutions offered by the NMEDA, the release notes.
In the release, Vietnam veteran Styron shares, “Freedom, everyone craves it. Independence has always been important to me. I needed the freedom to go where I wanted to go.”
“The van gives me the freedom to go places on my own, such as meetings and doctor’s appointments. It just gives me the ability have as normal a life as possible,” Altman says.
Lilienthal explains that before he had his wheelchair-accessible vehicle, he relied on other people to drive him everywhere. Now, that barrier is gone.
According to a news release from HHV, its portion of the In View segment will focus on how HHV has helped veterans recover through the healing power of art therapy.
HHV distributes arts and crafts kits—including woodworking, leather, models, and a variety of needle crafts—free of charge to injured servicemen and women and US veterans. According to the release, these kits often become part of the patient’s treatment plan and give them a creative outlet for stress and boredom, and a way to help rebuild their confidence and self-esteem.
“Art therapy is proven to help veterans recover,” says HHV board of directors chairman John M. Meagher, in the release.
“We want to get the word out to as many people as possible that help is available. Being featured on this prominent show will help us accomplish that goal,” he shares in the release.
More information about In View can be found here.
[Source(s): NMEDA, HHV, PR Newswire]