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IndyCar team owner, quadriplegic Sam Schmidt gets license to drive - attains 152 mph!



Verizon IndyCar Series team owner Sam Schmidt, who became a quadriplegic after a racing accident in 2000, was awarded the first restricted license in the nation to drive a semi-autonomous car by Nevada Lt. Governor Mark Hutchison on Wednesday.

Schmidt can drive a 2014 Corvette Z06 – a so-called Arrow SAM Car – modified by one of his IndyCar sponsors by using voice commands to switch gears, head motions to steer and breath manipulation to accelerate and…
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Local Highschool Student Must Delay Graduation With Hope For Stem Cell Therapy


 

Ilderton Conversion of Charlotte recently had the pleasure of meeting the Trumpower family while assisting them with their purchase of a new Braunability Toyota Sienna.

Grace Trumpower, 17, was diagnosed with cerebral palsy when she was 2 years old, and described by her father was able to lead a happy and successful life. She was ranked number one in her class, participated in marching band, worked out with a trainier, and thrived as a child growing into a beautiful young lady. All that changed a few years ago when she was diagnosed with seronegative rheumatoid arthritis.

Grace and her family are currently raising funds so she may receive the life changing stem cell therapy the doctors recommend.

With 60% of their fundraising goal already met, the Trumpower family are hopeful that they will soon be able to send their daughter to receive the treatment she needs.

To read more about Grace's journey or to donate, visit her page below! 
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Ilderton Conversion Company GOT LEGS!



Join Ilderton Conversion in supporting Adam Gorlitsky as he becomes the first paralyzed man to walk 1,000,000 steps with the use of a robotic exoskeleton. His goal as he walks his way in road races throughout the country is to raise $1 for every step he takes that will go towards helping other victims of paralysis walk again.

Learn more about Adam's amazing journey and to see how you can make a…
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Ilderton Conversion partners with Amramp

Ilderton Conversion Company is excited to offer our clients additional mobility convenience with Amramp home accessibility products and solutions.


Founded in 1998 by Julian Gordon, Amramp has continued to grow as the leading provider of modular wheelchair ramps, stair lifts, vertical platform lifts and other accessibility solutions.

Most products can be installed within days and are available for rent or purchase.


http://www.ildertonvans.com/wheel-chair-ramps.htm

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Ilderton Motorcycle Customers


Our own John Ilderton was ready to feel the wind in his hair as he hopped on the back with one of motorcycle customers!

Ilderton Conversion Co. is your mobility headquarters and can service or convert the vehicle of your choice! We offer one of the largest custom wheelchair accessible conversion options to help meet any of your automotive needs from vans, trucks, sports cars and motorcycles!
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Community Alternatives Program (CAP)



Did you know that North Carolina participates in the Community Alternatives Program (CAP) programs?  These programs are Medicaid home- and community-based services waivers granted by the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA).

The CAP programs allow North Carolina to use Medicaid funds to provide home- and community-based services to Medicaid recipients who require institutional care (placement in a nursing facility), but for whom care can be provided cost-effectively and safely in the community with CAP services. CAP participants must meet all Medicaid eligibility requirements and to participate in the CAP program, individuals must apply for Medicaid first.

North Carolina has CAP waivers to provide services to a limited number of persons in specific groups within the state:
  • CAP for children (CAP/C)
  • CAP for disabled adults (CAP/DA)
  • CAP for the Mentally Retarded/Developmentally Disabled (CAP/MR-DD)

Ilderton Conversion Company customers, the Filmore Family used their CAP funds to help purchase a 2016 Chrysler Town & Country Touring with BraunAbility Entervan XT. 

We are happy to assist our CAP customers with getting vehicles they currently own converted.  CAP participants can also purchase newly converted vehicles from our stock!  Our High Point and Charlotte Mobility Sales Consultants are very knowledgeable about the CAP process and are happy to speak to you about getting wheelchair accessible vehicle with your CAP funds.  Call us today!

Helpful Links:

https://dma.ncdhhs.gov/medicaid/get-started/find-programs-and-services/community-alternatives-program-for-children

https://dma.ncdhhs.gov/medicaid/get-started/find-programs-and-services/community-alternatives-program-for-disabled-adults

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Take Care To Give Care

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“Take Care to Give Care

 November is National Family Caregivers Month - Ilderton Conversion company would first like to thank all of those who have and continue to be the support for those in need.

The first rule of taking care of others: take care of yourself first. Caregiving can be a rewarding experience, but it is also physically and emotionally demanding. The stress of dealing with caregiving responsibilities leads to a higher risk of health issues among the Nation’s 90 million family caregivers. So as a family caregiver, remember to pay attention to your own physical and mental wellness, and get proper rest and nutrition. Only by taking care of yourself can you be strong enough to take care of your loved one. You really do need to “take care to give care!”

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http://www.caregiveraction.org/national-family-caregivers-month-theme/
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November - National Family Caregivers Month!

Hi Beth,

I wanted to say thank you for being a sponsor of our Caregivers Conference that took place yesterday. It was hugely successful and we were so happy to have Jim there as your representative. I hope he had a great experience. There were over 150 in attendance to learn about ALS but also to meet with our vendors and how they can help them in their journey through this terrible disease. We appreciate your dedication to ALS patients and were honored to have Ilderton Conversion with us yesterday.

 

Sincerely,

 

Jenna Temple | Corporate Relationships Manager

The ALS Association North Carolina Chapter

 

Take Care to Give Care

November is National Family Caregivers Month. We are thankful for all that our caregivers do every day. Remember, to take care of others, you must take care of yourself first!

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