Vote for Shad Sexton - Jasonville, IN in the 2013 National Mobility Awareness Month Local Hero contest!
Hey a family friend of mine could really use tumblr’s help.
In July last year, Shad was in an accident that resulted in him becoming a quadriplegic. As if that wasn’t bad enough, he lives in a very rural town in Indiana and has to travel to Chicago for treatment and therapy. However, because of his size and the added weight of his wheelchair, he doesn’t fit into standard transport vehicles so he has no transportation in his area. Right now his mom is renting a van from 100 miles away, driving home, loading it, then driving to Chicago and back. It’s very costly and very time consuming.
By voting for Shad, he can win a vehicle that can meet his needs. To quote him, “My being a quad isn’t what’s disabling me. What’s disabling me is not having the tools I need to function to the best of my ability.” He wants to continue living his life and mentoring others who need help, but he needs that van to do it.
So please, just take 5 seconds to vote for him. It would really help him and his family out.