National Mobility Awareness Month Partners:

Madeline Passley

Deltona, FL

Entry Photo for Madeline Passley - Deltona, FL

Mobility, as defined in the Oxford Dictionary, is the ability to move or be moved freely and easily. I do not have access to this luxury. After moving to the Sunshine state two years ago, I have become quite displeased with public transportation. The Votran bus, which is resticted to only non-emergency transport, must be scheduled 24 hours ahead of time. This is decent transportation for events such as school and scheduled doctors appointments that reside in this county. The problem arises when I need to visit my specialist for my neuromuscular disease, which is out of this county. Being the independent individual that I am, I hate relying on others to transport me and working around their work schedules. Winning this van would alleviate such complications and my life would be more enjoyable.