Dynarex Offers College Scholarships
Dynarex wants to give future college students a financial boost!
The company is currently accepting applications for its Dynarex 2023 “We Care Like Family” scholarship program, open to the college-bound children of employees who work for Dynarex distributors.
Dynarex will award five first-place scholarships of $1000 each, and two second-place scholarships of $500 each. To qualify, the applicant “must be currently enrolled in, or applying to, an accredited two- or four-year college, university, trade school, or other post-secondary educational institution,” according to the scholarship application form. Applicants must also be at least 18 years of age, with a parent who has been an active Dynarex distributor for at least six months.
Applicants are being asked to write an essay demonstrating their knowledge of the Dynarex Corp. and to “describe the value of Dynarex medical products in today’s environment.”
Dynarex is accepting applications through May 31, 2023. For more information, visit the Dynarex Web site.
Learning About Adaptive Driving Options
A free April 1 Webinar hosted by Cure CMD — and in partnership with NMEDA — will discuss adaptive driving.
“For anyone with a neuromuscular disease, getting from one place to another can be a challenge,” Cure CMD said in describing the event. “In this webinar, we will focus on understanding adaptive driving options and the processes involved. Vehicle modifications will also be discussed along with how to find resources and support for financing an adaptive vehicle.”
The Webinar will also include first-hand experiences from Cure CMD community members who have been through the adaptive driving process.
The presentation will be available on demand for those unable to attend the live Webinar.
Maayan Ziv: Latest Air Canada Flights Led to More Wheelchair Issues
You might remember Maayan Ziv as the passenger whose wheelchair was broken by Air Canada last September and whose story went viral. And now, Ziv has reported more trouble with the airline while her original wheelchair still hasn’t been fully repaired.
In a March 23 story in Distractify, Ziv, who has muscular dystrophy, said Air Canada flight attendants refused to store her travel wheelchair on board when Ziv was traveling to and from Austin, Texas. Ziv described the chair as a “foldable, power-assist wheelchair that can have all batteries and power removed. It is specifically designed to fit in the closets on board the aircraft.”
Despite using this chair specifically to facilitate the travel process, Ziv reported on TikTok that Air Canada’s “extremely argumentative flight attendants” did not want to store her wheelchair on board and seemed unaware of passengers’ rights when traveling to or from the United States. Read more here.