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Founded in 1989 as a non-profit trade association, the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA) supports more than 600 mobility equipment dealers, manufacturers and driver rehabilitation specialists in the U.S. and Canada dedicated to expanding ... more.
NMEDA Spokesperson Mike Savicki
Mike Savicki The National Mobility Equipment Dealer's Association (NMEDA) has selected Mike Savicki as a spokesperson for their National Mobility Awareness Month for a second year. Mike is a 45-year-old, C6,7 quadriplegic who is a veteran, athlete, advocate, and entrepreneur. Mike has earned more than 70 gold medals in the National Veterans Wheelchair Games and is the proud new dad of a beautiful baby girl.
Comfort Conversations: On Being a Disabled Veteran with Mike Savicki
In early November 1990, less than three months before his 23rd birthday, Mike unofficially, unwillingly, and unwittingly became a veteran of our nation's military. While some might consider earning the title an honor, he didn't. While some might be eager to begin the transition back to civilian life, he wasn't. What It Means to Mike to Have Worn Our Nation's Uniform So, as a kid, I started to paint a picture of what a veteran should look like. He (or she) was older, perhaps a parent like my dad or a grandparent, had uniforms hanging in the closet, stories to share, lots of buddies at the local coffee shop, and was a member of an organization like the VFW or AMVETS. Mike Struggled with Being Discharged Due to Disability Mike Embraces His Differences...and His Strengths Mike Savicki was one of the honored recipients. Thank you for your service, Mike, and for your continued work with our nation's disabled veterans! We are thrilled you are part of the Wheel:Life team of Comfort Ambassadors. mike-savicki-shot About the author: Comfort Medical Ambassador Mike Savicki was embarking on a career in the military as a Navy pilot when an accident changed his direction instantly. But that was just the beginning of Mike's journey as he continues to soar to new heights. Mike earned college degrees from Tufts and, after leaving rehab for his spinal cord injury, Duke University Fuqua School of Business. He has been a talented multi-sport athlete all of his life, a rising star pilot of the U.S. Navy, a writer, and a world traveler. He's been profiled in major media outlets including The Boston Globe, The New York Times, and ABC, CBS, and NBC. But when you consider the fact that he sustained a severe spinal cord injury that resulted in quadriplegia and landed him in a wheelchair at what seemed to be the peak of his life, and that he kept on going, with renewed determination and resolve to become virtually unstoppable in business, athletics, and any other pursuit he chose, Mike stops being merely impressive and becomes a notable figure in the disability community. For the past five years, Mike has served as the National Spokesperson for NMEDA's "National Mobility Awareness Month," an annual campaign that educates veterans, seniors, caregivers and those with disabilities about mobility solutions like wheelchair accessible vehicles that help everyone live active lives. To date, he has played a role in awarding more than one dozen fully customized accessible vehicles to "Local Heroes" from across the United States and Canada. Mike Savicki has had success in all aspects of his life, but not without his share of adversity and pain. He is living proof that you do not have to be superhuman to accomplish excellence. Contact Mike at www.mikesavicki.com. Comfort Conversations: On Being a Disabled Veteran with Mike Savicki Join us every month for Comfort Conversations, a discussion series ... Comfort Conversations: On Being a Disabled Veteran with Mike Savicki 282 Views Mike Savicki
The National Mobility Awareness Month "Local Heroes" contest is well underway…and 3 FREE wheelchair accessible vans are still up for grabs! Bussani Mobility Team is supporting a nationwide contest sponsored by the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA). They're looking for three "Local Heroes" in North America who will receive free adapted vehicles! Mike Savicki, who a quadriplegic triathlete and 69-time gold medalist, and is the spokesperson for National Mobility Awareness Month, said: "Sure, I knew there would be challenges after my accident, but it never stopped me from pursuing my passions, whether it was golfing, skiing, cycling or sailing. I got involved with this awareness project because I've been celebrating mobility for the greater part of my life and I wish the world would join me even if only for a month." And he had more to say about adaptive vehicles: "The first time I got behind the wheel of my new van, a [...]
Get Inspired with National Mobility Awareness Month Spokesperson, Mike Savicki
Drivers With Disabilities, Living With a Disability NMEDA has selected Mike Savicki to be the spokesperson for National Mobility Awareness Month again.
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Get Inspired with National Mobility Awareness Month Spokesperson, Mike Savicki NMEDA has selected Mike Savicki to be the spokesperson for National Mobility Awareness Month again. Each May, we dedicate our resources to give away three wheelchair accessible vehicles and Mike's partnership is one that truly exemplifies how NMEDA embodies the spirit of Life Moving Forward. With May and National Mobility Awareness Month coming up very soon, we wanted to pay a special tribute to Mike's loyalty and support, as well as shine a light on how you can be a part of our Local Hero contest. Mike Savicki and History with NMAM Mike is a C6, 7 quadriplegic who has never let his wheelchair hold him back from leading a full, extraordinary life. He is a Navy veteran, accomplished in many sports and an avid supporter of NMEDA and NMAM. Through grit, Mike has gone on to be a medalist at the National Veterans Wheelchair Games 68 times and the only person to finish the Boston Marathon on foot and in a wheelchair-which he's completed 18 times since 1990. Year after year, his inspiring story and dedication proves to be a powerful driver for so many other people that use wheelchairs to enter their own stories in the Local Hero contest for their chance to win a wheelchair accessible vehicle. Mike is an example of perseverance and drives a wheelchair accessible vehicle himself. We're gearing up for another successful National Mobility Awareness Month alongside our spokesperson, Mike Savicki, and looking forward to all the stories that will be entered in the Local Hero contest. One response to " Get Inspired with National Mobility Awareness Month Spokesperson, Mike Savicki"
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