Ride-Away and Heart to Heart International Team Up to Provide Wheelchair Locking System for Massachusetts Family

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Lock for power wheelchair means better safety for transporting small child

[It] will make it so much easier for transporting for school and Doctor’s appointments, he can drive his wheelchair himself now,

Massachusetts residents John and Alisha Warren have been struggling with transporting their 3-year-old child since they acquired a Permobile power wheelchair 6 months ago. Life hasn’t been easy for the young boy, who suffers from myopathy and has had a tracheotemy. Now the family is concerned because the tie-down belts that hold his chair in place inside their Ford Freestar wheelchair accessible tend to come loose while driving. This requires them to pull off the road, sometimes during heavy traffic, to tighten and adjust the belts for optimal safety. While a proper lockdown system, known as a Permolock, does exist, it retails for thousands of dollars and the Warren’s were just not able afford it.

By reaching out to Heart to Heart International, under the direction of Richard Fisk, they were able to secure funding for half of the cost of the lock they need. Ride-Away, subsidiary of Hasco Medical (symbol:HASC), will be fitting their son and installing this specialized equipment in the Warren’s vehicle. On Saturday December 8th, 2012 Heart to Heart International will be awarding a check to the Warren’s and Ride-Away will be there. When the parts arrive Ride-Away will install them and the Warren’s will rest easy knowing their son is safe and secure in their vehicle.

“[It] will make it so much easier for transporting for school and Doctor’s appointments, he can drive his wheelchair himself now," said Warren.

About Ride-Away
Ride-Away is one of America's largest providers of wheelchair vans and adaptive equipment for people with disabilities. Ride-Away provides a range of solutions from hand controls and lifts to raised door and lowered floor vehicle modifications. Founded in 1986, Ride-Away's 11 East Coast locations are committed to offering a broad selection of specialized vehicles and services to meet the needs of every customer. All of Ride-Away's locations are QAP (Quality Assurance Program) certified through the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA), resulting in Ride Away being held to the highest standards in the industry. For more information, call (888)-RIDE-AWAY (888-743-3292), visit our website at http://www.Ride-Away.com, connect on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/rideawayvans and see our vehicles on http://www.youtube.com/rideawaycorp

About HASCO Medical, Inc.
HASCO Medical ("HASC" or the Company) provides products and services that dramatically improve the quality of living for its customers. The Company consists of Southern Medical and Mobility, Inc. and Certified Medical on the DME side and Ride-Away, Mobility Freedom, Wheelchair Vans of America and Certified Auto on the Van Conversion/Rental side of the company. For more information, email investor(at)hascomed(dot)com or visit our website at http://www.hascomed.com.

About Heart to Heart
Heart to Heart International has been creating a healthier world since 1992. Their mission is to improve global health through initiatives that connect people and resources to a world in need. Through their mobilization efforts, they provide medical education, deliver medical aid, respond to people in crisis and address community-health concerns around the globe.
They are continually driven to help more people in need and engage more people in our cause--all with the dream of a world where disaster and disease are no longer universal concerns. They imagine a world in which every person has access to a healthy life and every community has the capacity to make that access a reality. They believe that sustained access to health sets the foundation for individual and community development.
In everything they do, they work to broaden access to healthcare services and build capacity for health. It’s a lofty vision, but they take a step closer to it every day through support from people like you.

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