Dream Of A Scooter Granted to Dying Texas Farmer

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Gift of Mobility Scooter Goes to Odyssey HealthCare Hospice Patient

We look forward to working with the Dream Foundation and providing a special gift of mobility to those who need it most.

The SCOOTER Store teamed up with Dream Foundation to make local man Tommie Zunker's dream come true - a motorized scooter that will allow him to roam his beloved farm again.

Mr. Zunker, 78, is in the final months of his battle with Cardio Pulmonary Disease and is under Odyssey HealthCare home hospice care. The disease has sapped his strength, leaving him without the energy. When he was in better health, Mr. Zunker rode his tractor on his land, with his oxygen tank beside him. Now he can't go outside and see his property since he can't walk and hold the oxygen tank.

"Tommie has come to us with a dream of a scooter. We are thrilled his dream will soon come true," said Dream Foundation Founder/President Thomas Rollerson. "We thank the entire team at The SCOOTER Store and Odyssey HealthCare for working with us to present this very special gift to Tommie."

Dream Foundation (http://www.dreamfoundation.org) is the nation's oldest and largest organization that grants final wishes to adults who have been physically, emotionally, and financially devastated by illness.

Doug Harrison, CEO and Founder of The SCOOTER Store, said, "The Gift of Mobility program is an excellent example of The SCOOTER Store's mission of providing freedom and independence to those with limited mobility. We are honored to be able to partner with Dream Foundation and help Tommie fulfill his dream of having a scooter."

The SCOOTER Store in New Braunfels, TX. was founded 15 years ago by Harrison, and his wife, Susanna; the company is the nation's largest supplier of power wheelchairs and scooters in the country, and has provided more than 250,000 scooters and power wheelchairs to senior citizens and people with mobility impairments. "We believe that increased mobility can dramatically increase the quality of life for people who are mobility impaired," Mr. Harrison said. "We look forward to working with the Dream Foundation and providing a special gift of mobility to those who need it most."

Now in its 11th year, the Dream Foundation's mission is to enhance the quality of life for individuals and families battling terminal illnesses. The Dream Foundation's goal is to ensure that no terminally ill adult whose life ends prematurely passes from this earth without realizing one final wish from the heart.

Since 1991, The SCOOTER Store has helped provide freedom and independence to more than 250,000 people with limited mobility. The company has worked with more than 100,000 physicians and provided expertise and quality service to their patients. For additional information, visit The SCOOTER Store website at http://www.thescooterstore.com.

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