National Mobility Awareness Month Partners:

Clarence Atkinson

Fredericktown, OH

Entry Photo for Clarence Atkinson - Fredericktown, OH

Hello, I have a rare form of Muscular Dystrophy Called Congenital Myasthenia Syndrome. I have had it all my life and I worked as long as I could, I struggled my whole life to get around but have never had much in the way of assistance equipment until the last 15 yrs, we have never had the money to buy the things I need. I have used a used power chair for 8 yrs then my insurance along with MDA and Medicare helped me to get my first power chair -what a great piece of equipment, it makes it so I can go to zoos and county fairs large stores. I am able to do some things that I really can enjoy with the new chair. We need a way to move it around from place to place so I can go and enjoy more things. I have tried to buy a used wheelchair van but I just cant afford even the used payment so this would be a dream come true. I have never had a new vehicle anyway so wow would this be great and what a way to get around and enjoy the life I have. Thanks for the opportunity and who knows, I might get lucky enough to win! I have never won anything worth so much in my life but I have to try

Thanks again,

Clarence Atkinson