All posts by Mike

This Has Been a Journey

Words cannot begin to express the emotional ties that I have for Mobility for U® and our clients.  The transportation service that we have developed brings seniors and people with special needs closer to their families and allows them to continue to experience all that life offers. Throughout our 6 ½ year history, Mobility for U® has been asked to provide many, varied transportation services to people who otherwise would not be able to attend their family’s weddings, reunions, birthday parties of their grandchildren, tour our magnificent country, or just go out to lunch with their friends. I only wish that I could convince the families of our seniors, loved ones, and veterans not confine these friends and family members to nursing home communities and assisted living centers. We are all Social Beings—all of us need social interaction and stimulation. Please join me and let them know that they are not forgotten or abandoned.

One Check off The Bucket List

An extremely wonderful man wanted to fulfill one of his father’s last wishes. The wish was visiting the WWII Memorial in Washington, D.C.  So, I worked with several vendors to help make his Dad’s wish come true. We finalized the arrangements for the son to drive one of our Mobility for U® vans to our nation’s capital. It was truly a heartwarming experience meeting these wonderful people.

We Have So Much To Be Thankful For

Thank you, Mike, for your kind thoughts about my dad’s death.  I’m sad but so appreciative of the loving, remarkable, supportive, curious, and long-living guy he was.

You helped give his life extra dimension in his last years.  Many a trip—not just for doctor appointments and other necessary errands, but to family festivities and expeditions to Ted Drewes.

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  We all have so much to be thankful for.

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Thumbs up and Five Stars!

Mike has incredible customer service and flexibility to work with you and your loved ones. Without Mike and his vehicle our trip to St. Louis with my mom would not have been possible! He worked with us to meet our scheduling needs even when we decided to stay an extra day. Thank you again for everything Mike! To all of those in need of this type of assistance, look no further than Mobility for U! Thumbs up and Five Stars!
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LOVE Has No Limits

One of my favorite Mobility for U® stories involves two Gulf War Veterans. I received a call from a young woman in California who needed to rent one of our Mobility for U® wheelchair accessible vans for a week. She and her husband were coming to St. Louis to visit some friends. The arrangements were finalized, and I agreed to pick them up at Lambert International Airport on their arrival date. I met them at the baggage claim area and immediately recognized her husband, who was in an electric wheelchair.  Standing next to him was a woman with artificial legs.  I approached the couple, introduced myself, helped them with their luggage and escorted them to our van.  I asked the woman if she would be driving the van and, to my amazement, she said, “yes”.  When we reached the vehicle, she produced a set of removable hand controls, from her luggage and skillfully attached them to the brake and accelerator pedals. When she finished, she jumped into the driver’s seat and took control of the vehicle.  She proceeded to tell me that she met her husband in a military hospital in Iraq, where they were both injured in the line of duty. They started a relationship and tied the knot 6 months later. Now they care for each other. It was a very memorable and humbling moment for me to witness a true love story.