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Show: Dr. House: Living with and Beyond Disability
Overcoming Challenges and Making Life More Accessible
Mitch Swanson joins the show to discuss the challenges wheelchair users face when they fill up their vehicles at gas stations. Mitch and his company have developed a call button to help make gas stations more accessible and wheelchair user friendly. Find out how you can help spread the word in your area to make this a standard practice at filling stations.
Mitchell Swanson is a fifty year old grandfather, married for 28 years. In 1990, while working as a jet mechanic, Mitch broke his neck at C5-C6 in an accident leaving him paralyzed. In 1998, he lost his position at the airlines and became a stay at home Dad until 2006 when his children graduated. Mitch took a new job shortly after at a sales position which required a great deal of driving. He then found that driving was easier than he anticipated, but getting assistance on the road was a difficult task. Mitch implemented a call button for filling stations and hopes to spread the word to make gas stations more accessible across the country.
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