Wheelchair Van Donated to Wounded Warrior at NY Auto Show

This year’s NY Auto Show at the Javits Center was as spectacular as it has always been. Some of the engineering marvels and futuristic concept cars just had to be seen to be believed! Take the Terrafugia Transition (a flying car!) or the SRT Viper (one of the world’s fastest cars with 640 horsepower and 600 pound-feet of torque).

Bussani Mobility Team was there, too, at the NMEDA (National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association) booth. Our featured products may not have been quite as fantastic and flamboyant as some of the others, but they do change people’s lives. We showcased a Braun Entervan fitted for use by people with physical disabilities – and we helped spread the word to the general population about wheelchair accessible vans and other adaptive automotive solutions that are available today.

We were also proud to take part, through the Wounded Warrior Project, in donating a wheelchair accessible van to a disabled American veteran. Corporal Christopher Melendez of New York state, who was injured in Iraq, received his new vehicle at the NY Auto Show’s opening ceremony. Kia Motors America supplied a 2012 Kia Soul hatchback, which we modified to meet his needs, including adding a steering wheel device that allows him to turn the steering wheel using one hand while maintaining complete control of the wheel and car at all times. Want to hear more about it? Click here to see an article in the Wall Street Journal’s MarketWatch.