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It’s here! The Wheelchair Accessible Ford Explorer by BraunAbility

The freedom of a wheelchair van with the style and swag of an SUV. Built on the Ford Explorer, the BraunAbility MXV™ blends innovative design with the trusted quality you expect from BraunAbility. The wheelchair accessible SUV has six patent pending features that maximize interior space without sacrificing style or safety. BraunAbility partnered with America’s first and favorite SUV, the Ford Explorer, for the industry’s first wheelchair accessible SUV. It’s tough. It’s original. It’s a new force of mobility freedom — get out there!

Designed for GM model trucks and SUV’s, the ATC lift can be installed in most model GM 1500, 2500 and 3500 Series 2WD and 4WD trucks including Suburban’s, Yukon XL and Cadillac ESV. These vehicles offer maximum cab room and more ground clearance than any other conversion on the market.

Conversions available for both driver-side and passenger-side!

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“Jesse Billauer and his BraunAbility MXV”

Jesse Billauer is a well-known surfer from Pacific Palisades, California. Jesse suffered an accident at the age of 17 in 1996, hitting his head on a shallow sandbar after being knocked off his surfboard by a wave. The force broke his neck, severing his spinal cord at the C6 level and instantly rendered him a quadriplegic. Just three years later, Jesse designed a surf board equipped with a bar to hold on to, allowing paralyzed individuals like him to get back to surfing. He took his passion one step further starting the life Rolls On Foundation, an organization dedicated to introducing wheelchair users to skating and surfing.

Jesse Billauer was never interested in owning a wheelchair accessible vehicle because he cared too much about style to settle for a minivan until he was introduced to the BraunAbility MXV. When the BraunAbility MXV came along, he quickly changed his mind about accessible vehicles. Now he drives an MXV equipped with a B&D 6-way transfer seat, a push-button gear shifter and dealer – equipped hand controls, allowing him to transfer from his chair and drive completely independently. Now the Life Rolls On founder can drive completely independently without sacrificing space or style.

BraunAbility is a proud sponsor of Life Rolls On.

Click on the video below entitled “Jesse Billauer and his BraunAbility MXV” to see and hear Jesse explain how the Ford MXV has changed his life. Just watching it you can “feel” the excitement of what the MXV has done for him.

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