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Mobility Award

Posted on 19th April 2013 at 16:22

Nick Porter, 17, of Kelso is contending for an award that could help him and his family with his mobility needs. Porter is a quadruple amputee, having lost both arms and both legs to meningococcal meningitis when he was two years old. Porter has been indomitable since that time, currently enrolled at Kelso High School, making his way around in a motorized wheelchair. However, he can’t get his motorized chair into the family vehicle, meaning that his parents have to push him around in a folding wheelchair if they try to go anyplace. Porter’s parents put his name in for the National Mobility Awareness Month Hero award, and if he wins, his family would receive a new wheelchair lift van, an award that Porter says would give him more independence. You can help Nick Porter and his family by voting on-line at www.mobilityawarernessmonth.com/local-heroes. You can vote once per day, with voting continuing through May 11th. Awards will be announced in the last month of May.