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Mobility Worldwide MO – Columbia Update: 661 built since 1-1-17
We had some visitors at our production shop last week who have known of Mobility Worldwide for a long time, but did not know we made PULL-Carts, and were intrigued. Our mission statement from the beginning (1994) has been to “…provide appropriate mobility for all people in need, starting first with those most in need and in the most isolated of places.”
That word “all” is what brought the PULL-Cart into existence. The crank cart is of no value for a person whose legs are handicapped and whose arms do not have the strength to crank a Mobility Cart. There are many in the world so afflicted. I asked Charlie Christy to go to work designing a PULL, and later on Ray McKenzie and his team shared in the process. The crank, chain and steering column were removed. A pull bar with handle was attached to the front wheel. We experimented with different kinds of seats. An Affiliate in Michigan helped us do that. The result is a sturdy three-wheeled unit with an easily accessible comfortable seat. It is very maneuverable and can be used for handicapped persons of any age or size. We have lots of stories and photos.
A mother whose teen-age child was terribly messed up could for the first time be relieved of carrying him everyplace, and have some personal freedom. The child could now be a social person
A grandmother in Swaziland, Africa, was carried in on a blanket held by four men, one on each corner. When she was placed on the PULL-Cart, her praise and thanks was so enthusiastic. This “yo-yo” (grandmother) now had mobility.
That’s the story. We were serious about serving all in need, and made a unit to do so. We know it will also be used, in some places, for hauling water, wood, etc. when not needed for a person. That’s fine. It is well-built and intended to be of service.
We are in a battle against immobility, and we want no one left behind.
“I’ve learned that opportunities are never lost. Someone else will take the one you missed.” – Andy Rooney
Mel West, Director Emeritus
DBA Mobility Worldwide MO – Columbia