Mobility Dealer Helps Devoted Fans Attend an Unforgettable Game

Mobility Dealer Helps in a Special Way


We talk about why it's so important to purchase a wheelchair van from a reliable, certified dealer who you know you trust. Someone whose name you remember. Someone whose phone number you know. Someone who wants to see you live your best life.

An article just came our way to remind us why. The story describes how Paul Speck, who was diagnosed with ALS not long ago, was determined to get to last month's BCS Championship game to see his beloved Oregon Ducks play.

To make that happen, he needed a small repair done to his Rampvan and an EZ lock system installed to safely make the four-day trip. On their way to the game, Paul and Rose knew they could count on MPJ Mobility, their BraunAbility dealer, to get the work done right and get them back on the road.

Sales rep Charlie Groth had actually just made the 300-mile round trip to deliver the Rampvanto the couple on Christmas Eve just last year."The Rampvan definitely makes it easier to get around, for me and my wife," said Paul, adding that the dealership has been incredibly "accommodating and helpful" throughout their relationship.

MPJ has developed a great relationship with the Specks, but this isn't a unique situation. It's a priority for the folks at MPJ that they do anything they can to make sure customers like Paul and Rose get to share experiences and memories that are harder and harder to come by.

MPJ made the repair, installed the EZ Lock system, took the couple out for lunch, and they were on their way to see their son, visit family and watch Oregon defeat Auburn and cap off an incredible season.

The article (included below) is a very touching and frank portrayal of the reality of living with ALS. We'll let it speak for itself. We're reminded of how important it is to have a friend in your dealership, and we're proud to have one behind Paul and Rose. Thank you to Charlie and the folks at MPJ...and thank you to the Specks for sharing their story. Go Ducks!


GLENDALE, Ariz. - Of the thousands of Duck fans who have made their way here for Monday's BCS National Championship game against No. 1-ranked Auburn, perhaps none of them can match Paul Speck's story of determination and perseverance to do just that: get here.

An avid University of Oregon football fan since he came to Eugene in 1968 to attend law school, Speck, now a retired attorney who lives in Bend, arrived here Saturday with his wife, Rose. She drove them from Bend. For many, a four-day, 1,200-mile drive would not be that much of an issue. But for someone with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, traveling long distances is not easy; nothing is easy.

Easy was life before ALS.