Owner Stories

Meet the BraunAbility Owner Family

 

The needs of the people we serve are the inspiration for everything we do. Our accessible vehicles and mobility products let our customers achieve both lifechanging goals and create everyday memories for their family. As they will tell you, every day doesn't need to be an inspirational story of success like creating a new non-profit or competing in the highest division of your sport. In some ways, the aspirational moments are the ones most worth pursuing: the days of no transfer pain, or of seeing the world through the front windshield for the first time in years, or of choosing your favorite brand of cereal for yourself at the store. Either every day, or once-in-a-lifetime, BraunAbility has a product to get you there. 

Let us introduce you to just a handful of the customers we are proud to serve.


Head Coach of Team USA Wheelchair Rugby Team Trusts BraunAbility

The head coach of Team USA's wheelchair rugby team says he trusts BraunAbility because they stand behind what they do and who they serve, much like he does.

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Home On the Range and In a Tri-Wheeler

When a disabled rancher is knocked over by a stubborn old cow, he realizes how much he needed a sturdy Tri-Wheeler built by Ralph Braun in his life.

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In the Company of Saints

The Mayeaux family was in need of a new wheelchair accessible vehicle for their daughter when they received an unexpected surprise from a pair of saints!

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Indiana Family Proud Owners of a Honda Entervan

Rick and Linda took time researching mobility options; monitoring online forums and considered online sellers but were turned off by pushy sales personnel.

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Jason Gerling, The Wheelchair Drummer: Part 1

Jason Gerling may now be known as the "Wheelchair Drummer," but before his car accident, he was just a young kid with eyes and ambitions set on stardom.

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Jason Gerling, The Wheelchair Drummer: Part 2

Jason Gerling has just gotten back to drumming after a paralyzing car accident, but without the use of his legs, there was no way to activate the bass.

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Lacrosse Team Scores Big for a Deserving Family

A high school team starts fundraising, they end up getting 10 times their goal amount for a college student with SMA to purchase a new BraunAbility van.

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Life Happens Together, Just Ask Lauren Gross

When Lauren dreamed of becoming a third-generation Olivet Nazarene University, a GoFundMe account helped her reach her mobility and academic goals.

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Meet Spirit of Ability Award Winner Barry Munro

Barry Munro says he accepted the Spirit of Ability Award on behalf of "thousands of people-part of a movement asking and demanding the same thing."

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Mother With a Disability Finds Hope in Two Disabled Sons

Neena Nizer, is one of just a handful of people in the world with the rare disease Jansen's Metaphyseal Chondrodysplasia.

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My Road to Driving Independence

My road to driving independence was hard, but mobility freedom has given me opportunities. I appreciate the freedom a mobility vehicle offers.

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Neural Prosthetics Got Her On Her Feet Again

When an avid athlete suddenly becomes a quadriplegic, it takes the help of neural prosthetics to get her back into a life of sports.

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Barbara's New Rampvan: Taking Delivery

All good things must come to an end and such was the case when we finally concluded Barbara's van conversion and watched her take delivery!

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Paralyzed Coach Receives Wheelchair Van at Halftime

A former high school football player becomes a coach years later and when his van is on its last life, his players come together to get him a new one.

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Wheelchair Van Funding: Patience and Persistence Pay Off

A determined mother in Iowa used the support of her family, friends and her BraunAbility dealer to work out a way to fund a wheelchair accessible vehicle.

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"Praise the Lowered?"  Absolutely!

At BraunAbility, we've always held the theory that our customers are just a little more innovative and intelligent than your average consumer.

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A Rampvan for a Pharmacist and Her Service Dogs

Valarie Franklin enjoyed travel, but it was not always easy due to her vehicle. These days are different. She's the owner of a new BraunAbility Rampvan.

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Sam Schmidt: Mobility Visionary and Real-Life Superman

Sometimes you have to run before you can walk, but in the case of former Indy race car driver Sam Schmidt, you have to drive before you can walk.

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