Growing up we are taught many life lessons including how to manage our money, the idea behind working for what we want, and are even given ideals about what it’s like to be an adult. So it’s pretty safe to say we have a good understanding of what to expect but there are some things in life that no amount of talking can prepare you for. Sometimes there are even challenges that nobody warns you about, ones that you might face even at a young age. That is exactly what we are discussing today: Challenges in Life Nobody Warns You About.
Challenges in Life Nobody Warns You About
When I think of challenges I often think of every day challenges like getting through the day without a full eight hours of sleep or just finding enough hours in the day to get all of my daily tasks done. Of course, these challenges seem small especially when compared to those you aren’t prepared for like a major illness or being diagnosed with an incurable disease. Those are ones that change your life drastically in that moment and for the rest of your life.
Sure, knowing the medical history of your family can help you prepare mentally for the challenge you may face ahead but it can’t prepare you for that physically.
The reason I am talking about this today is because it is a topic that is near and dear to my heart. At a young age my mother was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. Since that time her health has declined and even though most days she seems fine from the outside, it is a struggle for her to do normal everyday tasks like walking around or even getting ready for the day. If you know anything about the disease, then you know that issues with mobility is often a symptom. It’s hard watching someone you love let alone someone so young, struggle with ordinary tasks such as walking.
Know There is Help
Whether you are the one experiencing mobility issues, are a caregiver, or a loved one, times like this can really make you feel hopeless and you may not know where to turn to for help. I know because I have been there. That is why I want to introduce you to The National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association. They work to improve the lives of individuals with disabilities. NMEDA and their members provide the best and most beneficial solutions for increased mobility. Simply put, they are the best source for wheelchair accessible vehicles and mobility equipment. The best part, there are dealerships located across the US and Canada.
Wheelchair accessible vehicles and mobility equipment allow those with disabilities to take back their independence. The NMEDA difference starts with their Quality Assurance Program (QAP). The program guarantees you a personal Accredited Dealer, so no matter your mobility challenge, you are receiving the expert attention you deserve. NMEDA mobility equipment dealers offer wheelchair ramps, hand controls and steering aids, transfer seats and seating solutions, wheelchair securement and tie downs, scooter lifts and special acceleration and braking solutions for adaptive vehicles.
Benefits of working with a NMEDA QAP dealer include:
- In-person evaluations
- Specialized training of equipment
- 24-hour local emergency roadside services
- and so much more!
You will have comfort in knowing that your mobility challenged loved one had this type of support and reliable safety. It also gives back that independence that comes being mobile. As things become more challenging for my mom, having a resource like this is going to be such a lifesaver. It will allow her to continue living her life as independently as possible.
With May being National Mobility Awareness Month, now is the time to learn all you can about wheelchair accessible vehicles and mobility equipment so you can help your loved one. You can nominate yourself or another Local Hero in your community for a chance to win a wheelchair accessible vehicle. Entries are being accepted on April 20 – May 31, 2016, voting for your favorite Local Hero is open May 1 – 31, 2016. So make sure you head over and get entered.
Much like this plant growing out a crack of concrete, there will be challenges we will all face in life. Some will be harder than others. Having the right support and tools to get you back onto your feet (or help you get around without the use of your feet) is the best way to conquer what ever life throws at you.