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Muscular Dystrophy Association Partners with Permobil Foundation to Provide Seat Elevators for People Living with Neuromuscular Disease

NEW YORK, NY – Wednesday, June 15, 2022 – The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) announced today its partnership with the Permobil Foundation to provide a limited number of seat elevator grants for people the organization serves living with muscular dystrophy, ALS, and related neuromuscular diseases who are registered with MDA. The seat elevator program is on a first come, first served basis and will be managed by Permobil Foundation.

  • For more information on Permobil Foundation MDA grant program click here.
  • For more information on equipment assistance, visit the mda.org website here.

Muscular Dystrophy Association partners with Permobil Foundation to provide seat elevators for people living with neuromuscular disease.
Muscular Dystrophy Association partners with Permobil Foundation to provide seat elevators for people living with neuromuscular disease.

"We are so grateful to the generosity from Permobil Foundation to help empower individuals to live more independently," said Gina Olson, Vice President, Healthcare Partnerships at MDA. "Seat elevation is so important for a person living with neuromuscular disease providing more inclusion in daily life interactions."

"The Permobil Foundation believes that no person should be excluded from opportunity due to a disability and that independent mobility is a basic human right. We are honored to partner with MDA on a seat elevator program as we know this will help give more independence to individuals living with muscular dystrophy, ALS and related neuromuscular diseases, and will support MDA’s mission to empower families to live independent lives," said, Ashley Davis, Executive Director

Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) is the #1 voluntary health organization in the United States for people living with muscular dystrophy, ALS, and related neuromuscular diseases. For over 70 years, MDA has led the way in accelerating research, advancing care, and advocating for the support of our families. MDA’s mission is to empower the people we serve to live longer, more independent lives. To learn more visit mda.org and follow MDA on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, and LinkedIn.

Permobil Foundation:

As the philanthropic arm of Permobil, the Permobil Foundation believes that regardless of disability, every individual deserves a chance to reach their dreams without limitations. Dedicated to enhancing the quality of life by empowering strength and independence through community support, employee engagement, and working in partnership with non-profit organizations, the Foundation provides support and services through the gift of mobility. For more information, visit www.PermobilFoundation.org

About Permobil:

Permobil founder Dr. Per Uddén believed that helping individuals achieve the greatest level of independence is a basic human right and, for over 50 years, that has been the driving force behind our innovative assistive technology. Permobil is a trusted leader of advanced healthcare solutions including power wheelchairs, seating and positioning products, power assist, and manual wheelchairs. Permobil has 1,600 team members in more than 15 countries around the world. For more information regarding the company’s storied history and complete product line visit permobil.com.