Custom Wheelchair Costumes Raise Halloween Spirits!

For the third year in a row, the 101 Mobility team built custom wheelchair costumes for the special needs class at Codington Elementary School in Wilmington, NC! From a dazzling cupcake to a fierce Red Baron costume, the kids flaunted their transformation in a school-wide parade with parents, families, teachers, the media, and the entire…

Q&A With Codington Elementary’s Special Needs Staff!

All of us at 101 Mobility can’t even begin to describe how excited are to be hosting our 3rd Annual Wheelchair Costume Halloween Parade at Codington Elementary school in Wilmington, NC! The big day is just a couple of days away. We got to speak with special needs teacher Vanessa Bishop and her assistants (Jennifer…

Read this, 4 Jake’s Sake

Jake, a spirited 11-year-old who loves video games, social studies, and watching videos on YouTube, was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy at age 7. Since then, Jake’s friends and family launched 4 Jake’s Sake to raise funds and awareness for Jake’s condition. The project’s launch has raised over $12,500 for a home elevator so Jake…

You have to play the cards you’re dealt.

Earlier this week we spoke with Donna Freitas and her family in Carver, Massachusetts. Donna and her husband Dave have three children Danielle 31, Deanna 17, and David 15. Five years ago a fully healthy family was faced with a difficult new reality. Both Deanna and David started becoming increasingly sick for no apparent reason….

What you need to know about ALS (and our Ice Bucket Challenge!)

This week, the 101 Mobility corporate office accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. We are absolutely honored to help raise awareness for a cause that affects so many people and many of our clients. We are happy to take part in the efforts to raise awareness, give back to our community, and contribute to finding…

They Will Surf Again – Life Rolls On Carolina Beach

Saturday was one of those days you want to try and keep alive forever. Carolina Beach was teeming with the excitement of over 200 volunteers and 40 adaptive surfers. Jesse Billauer, founder of Life Rolls On and Kevin Murphy of Odysea Surf and Kiteboard School  and Ocean Cure teamed up to host the first Life…

MDA Summer Camp Costume Parade: Dragons, Fairies, and Gargoyles – Oh my!

Camp is in session! At this year’s MDA Summer Camp, campers had the chance to show off their stellar Sci-Fi themed wheelchair costumes. Volunteers from 101 Mobility’s technical and design department helped create costume ideas for the campers. Throughout the week, the campers and counselors brought the ideas to life with a little help from…

All eyes on Erika King, the 12-year-old fighter for MDA

You may remember our interview back in January with Erika King, 101 Mobility’s “Person to Watch.” She is the 12-year-old rock star who raised over $3,000 for the MDA (Muscular Dystrophy Association) to fight muscular dystrophy. We recently caught up with Erika and, to no surprise, she continues to exceed fundraising goals and inspire those around…

Fun in the Sun at the Special Olympics!

The sunshine was abundant as volunteers, athletes, and news crews gathered at UNC Wilmington’s track and field to begin the 2014 Special Olympics! Below are some of our favorite moments from the event–from softball tosses and sprints to high fives and ribbon awards! Ready, set, go! These runners sprinted their hearts out to the finish…

101 Mobility San Antonio ramps up the volume for MDA South Texas’ Muscle Walk!

This past Saturday, 101 Mobility San Antonio participated in MDA South Texas’ Muscle Walk. The event was a smashing success – participants raised over 135k to fund medical research and provide support for individuals and families affected by musculoskeletal diseases. Owner of 101 Mobility San Antonio Jill Taylor and her team donated a ramp rental…