“Working individuals with disabilities live richer, healthier lives and your goal of helping the physically disabled to maintain their employment is critically important,” states Mobility Unlimited funding recipient Roger Frank. “Productive paid employment Greatly adds meaning, purpose, and self-worth whether a person is disabled or not.”
At age 19, Roger fell from the top of a swimming pool slide and broke his neck at the C 6-7 level. He has been a wheelchair user ever since. “In my own situation, your funding allows me to continue to drive myself to and from work each day. In doing so, it enables me to stay employed and productively engaged for many years to come. Thank you for funding my project,” writes Roger in a thank you note to Mobility Unlimited.
In May 2007, through Mobility Unlimited’s Mobility to Employment Program, Roger was approved for a new Rincon Platform lift for his van which will enable him to safely transport his power wheelchair to and from the workplace. He also received funding for a new transfer seat base.