Monday, May 07, 2012

Swerving to Save a Dog Left Her Paralyzed

Lezlie Lemar (Photo contributed to The Muscatine Journal
A split second decision to swerve the car and avoid hitting a dog in the middle of the road left Lezlie Lemar paralyzed. 

In a recent interview with The Muscatine Journal, Leslie said spoke about the accident that occurred in 1982 when she was only 18 years old.

"I think it’s an automatic reaction to swerve to miss hitting someone’s pet. After the accident, someone told me I could sue the woman who owned the dog. I would never sue someone over their pet and I’d live with nightmares if I’d hit that dog. It was just something that happened. I’ve never regretted it," Leslie explained. 

The complete article in The Muscatine Journal is available here.

Now, after 23 years with the same computerized van that allows Lezlie to maintain her independence, she is really in need of some new wheels.  

Everyone can help Lezlie by simply casting a vote online here.  Be sure to enter the code 953 the first time you vote for an additional five votes to be cast for Lezlie.  Thereafter, you can return to vote once every 24 hours until the contest ends on May 13th.

We hope that the community at will help Lezlie get a new set of wheels by voting every day. 

Our thanks to the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association for their sponsorship of this program.

Please cast a vote for Lezlie in honor of National Mobility Awareness Month.

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