Life has a reputation for being undeservingly cruel and unfair at times, so it’s nice to read about something that restores your faith in humanity, if only temporarily. Mobility challenges are an issue that many people struggle with, and now, a new wave of super vehicles are opening up a world of new possibilities for them.
Mobility Ventures LLC is overcoming the barriers that those with mobility challenges face with its MV-1 line of vehicles. While many vans can be converted for accessibility, the MV-1 is unique in the sense that it is the only vehicle that was purposely built from the ground up for people with disabilities. It comes with a side-entry powered ramp and ample space for a wheelchair passenger to sit in the front, with additional room in the back for another wheelchair and extra passengers. The improvement may not sound that different from the regular, aforementioned vans, but what the MV-1 allows is the ability for those with mobility issues, and those without, to travel wherever they want, together.
The MV-1 has already changed the lives of a deserving family from Sudbury, Ontario, who was awarded the vehicle after entering the National Mobility Awareness Month’s “Local Heroes Contest” earlier this year. Kyle and Paula Watson have twin 14-year-old boys with cerebral palsy, and they’re extremely ecstatic to have won a car that has the space, durability, and safety to accommodate two motorized wheelchairs. Now, there’s nothing holding them back from traveling wherever they want as a family.
Personally, we’re pretty proud to live in a world that increases awareness for people with difficulties, and one that finds ways to make their lives easier.
Congratulations to the Watson family!