Medford resident Mark Towery is happy as a clam. “If I need to go the store to just get some milk I can now do that without paying for a cab or begging for a ride,” Towery recently shared with Glory Cooper, executive director of Mobility Unlimited. “I have full independence to the best of my ability.”
Through the help of community donations, The Reed and Carolee Walker Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation, and The Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation, Mobility Unlimited once again was able to leverage funding for one of its most expensive projects ever.
Mark, who works as a receptionist at Ridgeview Assisted Living, has MS and had been saving years for a means of transportation that he could call his own and not have to rely on others. Once he had the van Mobility Unlimited was able to come in and provide funding for all the necessary modifications. Having a floor dropped to accommodate a wheelchair for a taller person requires working with vendors from outside the state. This took time and a whole lot of patience on Mark’s end. Now, Mark has a full VMI Summit Conversion with automatic fold down ramp, a power sliding door, hand controls, transfer seat, and remote entry. Happy Thanksgiving Mark and we’ll see you as client guest speaker at our 6th annual Art, Wine, & etc…Auction on March 3, 2007!