Vote for Two Local Heroes to Win Wheelchair-accessible Vans

The National Mobility Equipment Dealer Association gives away vehicles to local heroes every year. The non-profit organization is dedicated to expanding mobility options for people with disabilities. It’s exciting for me to know two people who are in the running from the Charleston, S.C. area.

In no particular order, the first nominee is Gene Reese of Goose Creek. He has a spinal cord injury, but doesn’t let his disability stop him from repairing wheelchairs, spending time with his family and being a faithful member of his church. Gene also is a member of the Trident Breezes Group, the local chapter of the South Carolina Spinal Cord Injury Association. You can vote for Gene and read his bio at

The other nominee is Rob Duckworth, also of Goose Creek. While living with a spinal cord injury, Rob enjoys playing and coaching for the North Charleston Hurricanes wheelchair basketball team. He also enjoys building ramps and being a mentor at the spinal cord injury clinic for others who are living with disabilities. For more info and to vote for Rob, go to

The voting rules allow you to vote once each day per email address. In order to vote for both of these guys, you’ll have to use different email addresses when submitting votes within the same 24-hour period.

Both guys are advocates for people with disabilities and are deserving of the recognition. Thanks, in advance, for voting and please spread the word!

About Tuesday Talk With Alex

Born in Charleston, SC, I was injured in a motor vehicle accident when I was nine months old. I acquired a C5-C6 spinal cord injury. I'm now 30 years old and I do not let my disability deter me from acheiving my goals and enjoying life. I will be sharing my experience of living with a spinal cord injury.
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