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Sara sends out a huge Thank You to Canada Safeway for “Making Muscles Move”

A Thank You address to Canada Safeway on the first day of their Making Muscles Move campaign:

Sara and her coach Robb after winning a Regatta

Sara and her coach Robb after winning a Regatta

I’d like to start out with a big THANK YOU to Canada Safeway and all Canada Safeway staff members for your continued support of Muscular Dystrophy Canada.  Through the Make Muscles Move Campaign you are making a huge difference in many people’s lives.

In 2011 I was awarded a Safeway Mobility Grant to help with the purchase of a modified wheelchair accessible van.  This van is set up with modifications that allow me to drive from my power wheelchair.  It has, without a doubt, been a game changer in terms of my independence.

Before I received my van, travel with my power wheelchair was restricted to local areas accessible by street, public transportation, or taxi.  Having the ability to now take my power wheelchair anywhere in the city, or really anywhere I can drive, has significantly increased my sense of worth.  Not only can I get to work, the grocery store, or sailing practices on my own, but I am also more independent upon arrival due to the availability and use of my power wheelchair.

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