Ralph Braun Honored as Champion of Change by White House

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We are honored to share some very, very exciting news. Ralph Braun has been selected as a "Champion of Change" as part of President Obama's "Winning the Future" initiative.

Each week, the White House honors Americans who embody the Presidents goal of building an America that will win the future. The honorees are nominated by the public, and they represent multiple categories ranging from educators to entrepreneurs to community activists.

Ralph's award is in the category of Champions of Change for STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) for people with disabilities. He will be recognized for his efforts to invent and engineer solutions for individuals with disabilities and for his overall impact initiating change in the disability community.

On Monday, May 7th, the White House honored Ralph and his fellow honorees. The event included representatives from White House agencies, with a discussion among the honorees about their work and their vision toward the future. Ralph was unable to attend the event personally due to previous commitments. You can watch the ceremony atWhite House You Tube Channelbeginning at 1:30 p.m on Monday, May 7th.A blog from each honoree, Ralph included, will be featured on the White House website atwww.whitehouse.gov/championsfollowing the May 7th event.

We hope you'll join us in congratulating Ralph for this incredible, once-in-a-lifetime honor, especially during our 40th anniversary year. The mobility and freedom that he has provided through BraunAbility mobility products and equipment has opened the door to a new standard of accessibility across the country and around the world. We look forward to seeing where that road leads 40 years from now. Congratulations Ralph!