November 2009

BraunAbility Dealer, Advanced Mobility, Comes to the Rescue This Thanksgiving was not a time of celebration for Patricia Gibson and her family. Her father passed away last week, and while her family gathered at his side to say their good-byes, the quadriplegic remained confined to her bed in Garland, Texas, just as she has for… Read Article

Wheelchair Vans – A Gift to say, "Thank You!" We're thankful for many things at BraunAbility, but at the top of the list is the generosity of our dealers. Recently AlamoMobility unveiled its patriotic Warrior Wagon, a 2010 Entervan designated for use by veterans recovering from injuries at nearby VA hospitals. The Warrior Wagon came… Read Article

Focusing on the Needs of the Disabled Community I recently attended theIndiana Conference for People with Disabilities. The theme of the conference was “Invest in People and Share in the Profits”, and appropriately offered workshops outlining opportunities for people with disabilities to invest in themselves through personal health, finances, careers etc. Keynote speaker Andrew Imparato,… Read Article

I first met my service dog, Blitz, 11 years ago this month. I’ve always loved dogs, but it had been several years since I’d owned one, or better said, since one owned me. I’d looked into organizations that provide service dogs and soon discovered they can be very expensive. Even though many service dogs are… Read Article

In Chapter Ten of Ralph Braun’s upcoming book “Rise Above,” we follow the creation of the first “modern” wheelchair lift. The old Post Office Jeep had served it’s purpose and was unceremoniously sent to the junkyard. It was time for an upgrade, and the Dodge B-van came along at just the right time. This new… Read Article

Anyone in need of a pick-me-up story? A little shot of inspiration to make up for all the self-serving, corporate-greed reports in the media lately? BraunAbility dealer MC Mobility in Columbus, Ohio, tipped us off to an incredible story about a group of girls who restored the independence of an equally inspiring peer. The story… Read Article

Today I was sent the November issue of Greater Charlotte Biz by one of our top dealers, Ilderton Conversions. This article is a beautiful description of what a capable, committed mobility dealer does to ensure success. It was particularly refreshing to see the recognition of how the Ilderton/BraunAbility partnership has been instrumental to Ilderton Conversion’s… Read Article

In Chapter Nine of Ralph Braun’s upcoming book “Rise Above,” the world’s first wheelchair-accessible vehicle is born. Fittingly enough, it came in the form of an old Post Office Jeep that had helped fulfill the unofficial motto: “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of… Read Article

One year ago this week, AbilityVoice was born. It’s been an eventful year to say the least – both at BraunAbility and the world at large. When this blog was first conceived, we hoped it would deliver the latest news about our wheelchair vans and wheelchair lifts to our dealers and customers in a timely… Read Article