Man asks for votes in Mobility Awareness Month contest

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Updated: 4/10/2013 5:31 pm

A disability does not have to get in the way of mobility.

Jamie Lopez of Levelland wants to prove that by taking part in a contest as part of National Mobility Awareness month in May. The 30-year-old has been struggling with muscular dystrophy since he was seven.

His former classmate, Danya Najjar, describes Jamie as a caring and positive friend.

"He's so motivational. He's such an awesome person. Just their situation, and his single mom, it limits them to get to do things. I just think it would be great for him," Najjar said.

If Jamie were to win the online voting contest, he could have a shot at a brand new wheelchair accessible van. Najjar says a new van would make things a lot easier on his caregiving mother who currently transports him in an outdated van from the 80's.

Click on the attached video to learn more about Jamie.

Click here to vote for Jamie in the National Mobility Awareness contest.




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