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At first, it looks like a smart car. Open the hatch, and it becomes a holy-crap-that's-genius car.

For many wheelchair users, finding transportation can be challenging and even expensive. Manual wheelchair owners can often use regular cars but have to hoist themselves into the vehicle and then fold up and store their wheelchair, which is difficult, time-consuming, and nearly impossible in the rain or snow. Meanwhile, custom vans with wheelchair lifts can cost upward of $100,000. Thankfully, this new electric car is giving wheelchair users a new, easy, and affordable way to get around!

At first, it looks like a smart car. Open the hatch, and it becomes a holy-crap-that's-genius car.

Meet Community Cars CEO Stacey Zorn


In 2010, Stacey searched online and discovered...

Pretty cool, right? But when Stacey contacted the manufacturer in Hungary, she learned that they'd run out of funding and stopped production. Check out the interview below to learn what Stacey did next to help get the Kenguru on the market, and make sure to check out the 5:07 mark where she reveals a bit about the next Kenguru model.

I really appreciate and am inspired by Stacey's determination to get the Kenguru back on the market. But the thing that really blew me away is that she isn't even able to drive the current Kenguru model because she uses a power wheelchair. Hopefully as more people learn about this incredible little car, they'll be able to move forward with the next model so more people (including Stacey) can get in the driver's seat and out on the open road.

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A group of beachgoers in Mexico proved that when people join together and stand up for justice, you can triumph in even the direst of circumstances.

Municipal police in Tulum, Quintana Roo got received a tip that there were men allegedly committing "immoral acts" on the beach. So the officers, armed with AR-15 rifles, picked up two Canadian men.

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"I was living in a one-bedroom apartment with no heat for two years," Jackson said. "The Department of Veterans Affairs was doing everything they could to help but I was not in a good situation."

One day in 2019, Jackson felt a sudden sense of hope for a better living arrangement when she caught wind of the ongoing construction of Veteran's Village in Carson, California — a 51-unit affordable housing development with one, two and three-bedroom apartments and supportive services to residents through a partnership with U.S.VETS.

Her feelings of hope quickly blossomed into a vision for her future when she learned that Veteran's Village was taking applications for residents to move in later that year after construction was complete.

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The 2021 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) kicked off in Orlando, Florida on Friday. It's three days of panels and speakers with former President Donald Trump delivering the keynote speech on Sunday night.

It's believed that during the speech Trump will declare himself the Republican frontrunner for the 2024 nomination.

So far, the event has made headlines for a speech by Senator Ted Cruz of Texas who tried his hand at stand-up comedy. "I've got to say, Orlando is awesome," Cruz told the cheering crowd. "It's not as nice as Cancun. But it's nice."

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