Innovation In Motion Donates All-Terrain Power Wheelchair at NASCAR Race
Sparta, KY—July 1, 2013 Angola company and Vestil Subsidiary, Innovation In Motion, donated a new all-terrain power wheelchair to a Kentucky teenager with a spinal cord injury.
13-year-old Nick Overbey was the recipient of the wheelchair, called the Frontier V6 All-Terrain, worth $28,000. Chosen by Shriners Hospital in Lexington and made possible through the Kyle Busch Foundation and HCWTS Hauler Drivers, Innovation In Motion’s President Rick Michael and National Sales Manager, Melissa Fansler presented the wheelchair in Victory Lane before the Camping World Truck NASCAR race at Kentucky Speedway.
Nick was granted special access into the pre-race driver’s meeting, an honor that is rarely bestowed on any guest, at any speedway. Nick was also able to take the stage for the driver introductions and meet NASCAR drivers, Jeb Burton, James Buescher, and Ty Dillon.
Mary Murphy, Nick’s aunt and temporary guardian, filmed him as he learned to navigate his new ride. “It means a lot because nobody has ever done anything like this for Nick before,” she said.
A 2007 car accident left Nick paralyzed from the waist down. His grandmother’s car hydroplaned on the highway, causing a tractor-trailer to hit the car, killing his grandmother and injuring his brother and cousin.
Shriners Hospital had initially measured Nick for a new power chair, but the funding was not available, he was told. A few days later, the hospital called back with better news. Nick’s new ride can roll through sand, snow and mud and climb a 4-inch curb. “It’s going to allow you to be who you are,” said Michael.
The presentation of the chair was aired on the Speed Channel’s NASCAR Truck Series pre-race show on June 27.
Innovation In Motion is the exclusive North American distributor of Magic Mobility power wheelchairs, and Ormesa pediatric and adult gait trainers, strollers and standers.
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