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Enter your story for a chance to win a wheelchair accessible vehicle for National Mobility Awareness Month

National Mobility Awareness Month kicks off in May with a chance to win a wheelchair accessible vehicle from the network of members of the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA).

Starting March 18, former and current Shepherd Center patients are encouraged to enter their story to the National Mobility Awareness website at The contest is open until May 13. Judging begins April 1. When entering, please use the Shepherd Center promo code: 675.

Vehicles have been donated by top manufacturers such as Toyota, Chrysler Group LLC and SanTan Honda of Chandler, Ariz., and will be adapted by NMEDA manufacturer members.

The goal of National Mobility Awareness Month is to educate the public that people with disabilities constitute the second largest minority in the United States and that more than 18 million people in the U.S. and Canada have mobility issues, 6 million of whom are veterans.

NMEDA is a non-profit organization dedicated to expanding mobility options for people with disabilities. The organization promotes and supports members engaged in the modification of quality transportation and wheelchair accessible vehicles. Over 600 international members work to provide safe and reliable adapted transportation solutions to help build the road to independence. Transportation is the key to freedom and NMEDA is the key to quality transportation.

About Shepherd Center

Shepherd Center, located in Atlanta, Georgia, is a private, not-for-profit hospital specializing in medical treatment, research and rehabilitation for people with spinal cord injury, brain injury, multiple sclerosis, spine and chronic pain, and other neurological conditions. Founded in 1975, Shepherd Center is ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the top 10 rehabilitation hospitals in the nation. In its more than four decades, Shepherd Center has grown from a six-bed rehabilitation unit to a world-renowned, 152-bed hospital that treats more than 740 inpatients, nearly 280 day program patients and more than 7,100 outpatients each year in more than 46,000 visits.