December 2011

Nearly 40 years ago, Trooper Steward (Glen) Franklin was shot twice during the undercover arrest of a bootlegger in Kentucky. One of those shots pierced his spinal cord and left him paralyzed with no movement in his lower body. It wasn’t until nearly four decades later that he was finally recognized for his bravery in… Read Article

Adaptive Sports Online Resource We’ve used the phrase “Necessity is the mother of invention” to describe why Ralph Braun designed his first wheelchair van. The same adage was true for John Vcelka, creator of Sports Abilities, an online resource and calendar for adaptive athletics across the country. John started promoting local adaptive sports in his… Read Article

  Sister Karen Zielinski is a BraunAbility customer and frequent contributor to AbilityVoice. She’s the proud owner of a wheelchair van (a Chrysler Entervan®) and contributes frequently to multiple sclerosis publications across the country. I sent an email to a friend recently asking a simple”How ya’ doing?” Her response was overwhelming – and certainly a… Read Article

Pictures speak louder than words and numbers talk – put those two adages together, and you have an infographic, the nifty little visual representations of data that you see online and in newspapers from time to time. You’re probably familiar with these illustrative chart hybrids from time-to-time. They’re perfect for giving an at-a-glance look at… Read Article

A few weeks ago we received an email from Matt Carroll of Woburn, MA. He’d found a letter that his mother, Roberta, had written four years ago to BraunAbility thanking us for the driving freedom her Chrysler Entervan had given her. The first line of her letter captured her gratitude for her mobility perfectly: “Magic… Read Article