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.

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