Local veteran set to receive innovative personal mobility device
Manchester, NH, January 3, 2022 – A local veteran who is disabled will soon receive a state-of-the-art iBOT® Personal Mobility device (“iBOT® PMD”) thanks to a generous Veterans Count donor and assistance from the device’s manufacturer, Manchester-based Mobius Mobility.
Mike Moran, who served almost 20 years in the U.S. Air Force, has been using a manual wheelchair for the last 14 years. The iBOT® PMD will open new opportunities for mobility, travel, and independence for the 51-year-old. He will soon be able to climb up and down curbs, traverse all matter of terrain, ascend and descend stairs, and again experience life at a standing height. The multi-modal iBOT® PMD is manufactured in Manchester, NH and distributed nationwide.
The iBOT® Moran will receive is one of five that were donated to Veterans Count at its On The Tarmac fundraiser in September 2021.
“We are grateful to the generous donors who have stepped up to help New Hampshire veterans with disabilities improve their mobility and independence,” said Kathy Flynn, Senior Director of Development for Veterans Count. “We are still taking requests for the remaining four iBOT®donations, and we encourage veterans to inquire. This is a life-changing device, and we can help you get it.”
Veterans Count and Mobius Mobility worked together to help Moran secure the prescription and other documentation he needed to qualify for the iBOT® PMD, and to schedule his training.
“Mobius Mobility is thrilled to have such a close, working partnership with Veterans Count,” said Mobius CEO Lucas Merrow. “Our two organizations share a common goal of ensuring the dignity, health, and wellbeing of New Hampshire’s veterans. The support of Veterans Count has been crucial to our ability to meet this goal, by providing iBOT® PMD’s to veterans with disabilities who need them.”
Moran will receive his iBOT® and special training from Mobius Mobility later this month.
About Easterseals NH Military & Veterans Services
Easterseals NH Military & Veterans Services was founded in 2007 to provide a safety net of critical case management and emergency financial assistance to meet the unexpected crises of service members, veterans, and their families. Emergency financial assistance, made available through Veterans Count, the philanthropic arm of our Military & Veterans Services program, is only utilized for emergency goods and services not available through other sources. For example, funds may be used for such items as rent assistance, gas, emergency food, transportation, and tools or training to secure employment. Last year alone, the program served more than 1,660 veterans, assisting them in accessing eligible benefits and services and obtaining employment and housing to build a sustainable, secure, and viable future. Our commitment is to give each veteran the dignity he or she deserves.
For more information about Easterseals NH programs and services visit, easterseals.com/nh
About Mobius Mobility
Mobius Mobility manufactures and distributes the iBOT® Personal Mobility Device (“iBOT® PMD”), a breakthrough product for people with disabilities. The iBOT® PMD is a fully robotic, multi-modal mobility device that provides users with increased mobility and independence in rural, suburban and urban settings. In one device, iBOT® PMD users can climb curbs and stairs, traverse sand, snow, mud and other terrain, and interact with the world at eye level. Mobius Mobility is based in the historic millyard of Manchester, New Hampshire where it also manufactures the iBOT® PMD.