The Chrysler brand and ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” not only celebrated, but surprised Massachusetts nurse Florence Njoroge with a brand-new 2020 Chrysler Pacifica modified for wheelchair access by Vantage Mobility International. The acknowledgement took place during Kimmel’s weekly Health Care Hero segment, which pays tribute to those on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis.
“We at VMI understand how important it is for families to have a safe and reliable vehicle that is accessible for every member of the family,” said Mark Shaughnessy, CEO of Vantage Mobility International. “Our core value is to never forget the challenges that our customers face, and to that end, we continue to partner with automakers such as Chrysler to ensure that those with mobility challenges have access to solutions that enable greater independence and make daily living activities just a little bit easier.”
The Health Care Hero nomination letter was submitted by Florence Njoroge’s son, Jayson, who recognized her as a hero for working as a geriatric nurse at a local nursing home and rehab care facility in Massachusetts. Jayson continued his letter by lauding Florence for her unending devotion to provide full-time care to his dad and her husband of 20 years, who has bravely been fighting ALS for the last decade.
Jayson wrote about his mother’s constant optimism and smile – while urging how a mobility vehicle would totally change their lives. He knew that an accessible vehicle would provide much-deserved normalcy, mobility and freedom to Florence, her husband and their three children.