MOBILE, AL--(Marketwire - May 03, 2012) - HASCO Medical, Inc. (OTCBB: HASC), www.HascoMed.com, a managed healthcare provider that serves patients in Alabama, Florida, and Mississippi, wholly owned subsidiary, Ride-Away, is a proud sponsor of the 2012 New York Abilities Expo and will be on hand all weekend to do product demonstrations and offer assistance. The Company will be presenting John Dilgen's family with a van.
John is an 11 year old with a skin disorder called Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB). One out of 50,000 people are born with this disorder which causes the skin and organs to blister and tear. Because of this disease, people like John have a difficult time walking, sleeping, getting dressed and doing many of the activities others take for granted. Often plagued with blisters on his feet and occasionally his eyes, John cannot walk and has a hard time seeing. This disorder is difficult for his family who spend an hour a day dressing John and covering his little body in bandages. John's mother, Faye, commented on the meaning of having a wheelchair accessible vehicle, "He will have a sense of freedom for the first time. He can go where he needs to without being picked up." John does not let his disease slow him down; John is active in the cub scouts and never complains about his sores.
John's Cub Scout leader reached out on Twitter for help and received the assistance of "Man vs Food" host Adam Richman (@adamrichman) who in turn found Ride-Away (@rideawayvans). The Troop raised $5000 through an event they organized, Walk for Wheels and Ride-Away is paying for the balance.
Hal Compton, Jr, CEO of HASCO Medical, stated, "Like HASCO, Ride-Away's goal is to provide quality products that can improve the lives of others; the Company's commitment to the community is second to none. Thanks to the help of the Cub Scouts and Adam Richman, we were proud to provide the Dilgen family with a wheelchair accessible van."
A blog site is available to find out more about John at http://www.johnhudsondilgen.com.
The 2012 New York Abilities Expo is a perfect forum for presenting the van to the Staten Island family. The three day event brings together the latest innovations in wheelchair accessibility, workshops for people who are disabled and their caregivers, as well as on-site sporting events in the Expo area. Admission to the event is free and everyone in the community is invited. For more information about the Abilities Expos nationwide, go to www.abilitiesexpo.com.
In addition, Ride-Away is proud to be included in the Chrysler booth demonstrating Guidosimplex driving systems installed in a Fiat 500.
Ride-Away actively participates in over 100 community events focused on people with disabilities every year. Ride-Away believes everyone is entitled to the best service and support when choosing transportation. From vehicle lifts to wheelchair accessible vehicles (WAVs) Ride-Away delivers on our promise of Delivering Freedom.
Ride-Away is one of America's largest providers of wheelchair vans and adaptive equipment for people with disabilities. Ride-Away products are used by individuals with minor to profound disabilities requiring additional assistance while traveling. Ride-Away provides a range of solutions from hand controls and lifts to raised door and lowered floor vehicle modifications. Founded in 1986, Ride-Away's 11 East Coast locations are committed to offering a broad selection of specialized vehicles and services to meet the needs of every customer. All of Ride-Away's locations are QAP (Quality Assurance Program) certified through the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA), resulting in Ride-Away being held to the highest standards in the industry. For more information, call (888)-RIDE-AWAY (888-743-3292) or visit our website at www.Ride-Away.com.
About Abilities Expo
For more than three decades, Abilities Expo has succeeded in improving the lives of Americans with disabilities, their families, caregivers and healthcare professionals. This unique forum features three days of cutting-edge products and services, compelling workshops, fun-for-the-whole-family activities and has become the leading event for the community of people with disabilities (PWDs).
Abilities Expo reaches out to all ages and all sectors of the Community including wounded veterans, persons recovering from immobilizing accidents, seniors with age-related health concerns, children with disabilities, individuals with mobility and spinal issues, people who have vision and hearing impairments, people with developmental disabilities and many more. Whether your challenges are mild or severe, this is your event.
About HASCO Medical, Inc.
HASCO Medical ("HASC" or the Company) provides products and services that dramatically improve the quality of living for its customers. The Company now consists of Southern Medical and Mobility, Inc. and Certified Medical on the DME side and Ride-Away, Mobility Freedom, Wheelchair Vans of America and Certified Auto on the Van Conversion/Rental side of the company.
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