By Andrew Ganz
Thursday, Apr 19th, 2012 @ 6:11 pm
 
A Florida-based mobility equipment dealer group will give away three wheelchair-accessible vans next month to help celebrate National Mobility Awareness Month.

The vans, worth upwards of $40,000 each, have been donated by Toyota, Chrysler and a Chandler, Arizona, Honda dealer to be customized by a trio of upfitters: Braun Ability, Vantage Mobility International and Bruno Independent Living Aids.

The Honda Odyssey is headed to VMI, which says it will modify its van as a custom 25th anniversary edition (pictured). Leftlane recently checked out a VMI-upfitted Odyssey; full details are in our report.

The contest, which is being run by the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association, asks candidates, or their caregivers, friends and family members, to submit written or videotaped stories explaining how they have "overcome or are dealing with mobility issues." Entries will be accepted at MobilityAwarenessMonth.com until May 13.