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Mishawaka's "Team Tyler" now riding stress free in a new MV-I

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Tyler takes the front seat in a new MV1 Tyler takes the front seat in a new MV1
"Team Tyler" at The Auto Park "Team Tyler" at The Auto Park
We've been following his story for years.  13-year-old Tyler Allman is a fighter.  He's battling a rare neurological disorder called Batten's Disease.  His folks say he's now lost all of his mobility.  It's been hard for his mom to take him on every day errands, but not anymore.

Thanks to donations from the community, the Allmans purchased an MV-1 from The Auto Park.  Not only is the MV-1 made in our own backyard at A-M General, but it will help the Allmans do things most of us take for granted.  Heather Allman, Tyler's mom, says the vehicle will lift a big stress off her shoulders.  "It was difficult," she says.  "We had to curtail a lot of our traveling or just going to the grocery store because I was unable to lift him into our van that we have now, so this is just great.  He loves it."

The MV-1 is manufactured AS an accessible vehicle.  Until now, most families would have to purchase a van and then retrofit it to accommodate someone in a wheelchair.



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