|Don and Penny McMahon help |
son Isaac into his wheelchair.
Isaac's lack of mobility due to some disabilities made it difficult for the family to take Isaac to appointments and outings.
Don said, "In my own life as a caregiver for a wheelchair bound 19-year old young man, Penny and I were becoming trapped in our home along with Isaac because of lack of transportation that was suited to him."
|Now Penny can wheel Isaac into the adapted |
van rather than lift him into a seat.
The McMahons decided to apply for a low-interest loan from the Utah Assistive Technology Foundation to purchase an adapted van.
"Life is so much better because if we need to go somewhere either one of us can just wheel Isaac into the van and take off," Don said.
The UATF is an intiative of the UATP that provides low-interest loans to Utahns with disabilities to purchase assistive technology equipment.
|Don and Isaac demonstrating |
their adapted van.
"I have seen the Utah Assistive Technology Program make a difference in people's lives and give them freedom to be involved in the community and by providing technology that changes peoples lives," Don said. "I highly recommend this program."