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Sunday, August 08, 2010

NMEDA and the road to independence

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of NMEDA. All opinions are 100% mine.

Sooner or later, my mother-in-law will become a caregiver of none other than her husband. If the third back surgery on the 19th won't do good for him, God forbid he'll really become more dependent to his wife. The father-in-law has a knee and back problem and could barely stand up long. He has a hospital  wheelchair, unfortunately, he's not comfortable in it. I saw these infomercials about wheelchair vehicles  on TV and I think that's what he needs.

In my twenty-eight years of existence, I have seen how a disable person lives. It makes me cry deep within and bring myself into an in-depth thinking why one's body deteriorates and why one suffers from severe pain. My deceased maternal grandfather was on wheelchair for years. He suffered from serious high blood pressure for six times before he passed away. My memories about him being ill were vague because I taught myself to forget the pains the family have had during his ill period.

Living in a third world country makes it too far behind the newest technology. It is sad but that's the truth. It would be easy for a disabled family member or friend to move around if a wheelchair vehicle is accessible.

Meanwhile, disabled persons nowadays are just so lucky because there are concerned and trusted wheelchair vehicle dealers that they can turn to. One is NMEDA which main goal is to educate and help the elderly or disabled person to get back onto the road of independence. It is a non-profit trade association of mobility equipment dealers, driver rehabilitation specialists, and other professionals dedicated to broadening the opportunities for people with disabilities to drive or be transported in vehicles modified with mobility equipment.

I visited the website and tried searching if there is a nearest location of NMEDA 
qualified dealer  in my area and there are three of 'em, one is so close to my house. If it's not too much to ask, I want you to do the same, to visit nmeda.org and check out if a NMEDA dealer is located near you. Leave me a comment if there is, please.

Everyone is entitled to move independently.

Visit my sponsor: NMEDA

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