Please help spinal injury victim Michael Penniman of West Des Moines win a wheelchair van

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Real Estate Concepts

Michael Penniman 19,of West Des Moines, Iowa suffered a serious spinal injury in late January of this year. Michael PennimanHe is now confined to a wheel chair. He has slight mobility of his right thumb and can twitch his bicep but is otherwise paralyzed from the neck down. He has been rehabilitating at Craig Hospital in Colorado but is due to be released on May 16th. The family has incurred a lot of expenses with his injury and is now in the beginning stages of a 4 month remodel of their home to accomodate Michael's special needs. The list of what they need is endless and if you have ever known anyone in this kind of situation you know that this stuff is NOT CHEAP.

There is currently a contest going on called The Local Hero's Contest being put on by the National Mobility Dealers Association whereby one person can win a wheel chair van if they receive the most votes. All voting is done online and you can vote once a day until MAY 13th 2012. If you locate your local NMEDA affiliated dealer, you can call and get a code to get an extra five points. Voting is free, it's easy and it is a simple process. Winning this van would be a huge help to them. Vans like this cost around $30,000 ~ $50,000.

Please help the Penniman Family by votong for Michael in this contest. Thank you in advance for your cooperation and any assistance you can provide.

http://www.nmeda.com/mobility-awareness-month/heroes/iowa/west-des-moines/1214/michael-penniman

 

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  1. Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL 05/04/2012 10:24 PM
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Matt - I have followed your link and voted and will be voting every day. I am aslo going to reblog so that a few more people will read it and vote.

May 04, 2012 10:11 PM #1
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Matt - Also I thought that this is important what you are trying to achieve and I have "suggested" this blog hoping that this would increase the wxposure and would give more votes

May 04, 2012 10:16 PM #2
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Jon, Great to see you after so long. Hope all is well. Many thanks to you and anyone else who can help. I really appreciate any assistance for this family and they do as well. This accident to Michael, 19 changed their lives in an instant. People can read more about his and their story here: http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/michaelpenniman

Again many, many thanks.

May 04, 2012 10:41 PM #3
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Matt - something is happening to AR, and I do not understand it. There are no comments on this blog besides mine. I reblogged it and there is not a single comment.

Something is terribly wrong, if even something as simple is not making people get of the coach and do something.

It is so upsetting...

May 05, 2012 06:50 PM #4
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Jon, Many thanks. We do what we can I guess and let providence take it from there. Your comments and support are much appreciated. Cheers,

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Matt

Amen, Micheal needs that van and it would vbe a god sent for him

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