Submit Your Entry for a Free Power Wheelchair

Know anyone with paralysis who could use a free power wheelchair? Well you’ll want to take note of a new contest launched by The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation and Tilt-A-Rack that will award one Jazzy Select 6 joystick-controlled power chair.

People living with paralysis or friends/family members of people living with paralysis are invited to submit either a 200-word essay with a photo of the person who will be using the wheelchair or a video less than 2 minutes in length. The submission must explain what the wheelchair would do for the recipient in terms of improving health, well-being and community participation.

"For many people living with paralysis, having a quality power wheelchair could make a real difference in their ability to live more comfortably and independently," said Peter Wilderotter, president and CEO of the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation.

Submit your essay or video at the Reeve Foundation Web site, where you can also find official rules. The winner will be chosen by the number of votes, and voting is open to the public. The deadline is Jan. 18, 2013.