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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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"I love being a nurse because I have the honor of connecting with my patients during some of their best and some of their worst days and making a difference in their lives is among the most rewarding things that I can do in my own life" - Tenesia Richards, RN

From ushering new life into the world to holding the hand of a patient as they take their last breath, nurses are everyday heroes that deserve our respect and appreciation.

To give back to this community that is always giving so selflessly to others, CeraVe® put out a call to nurses to share their stories for a chance to be featured in Heroes Behind the Masks, a digital content series shining a light on nurses who go above and beyond to provide safe and quality care to patients and their communities.

First up: Tenesia Richards, a labor and delivery nurse working in New York City who, in addition to her regular job, started a community outreach program in a homeless shelter that houses expectant mothers for up to one year postpartum.

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Upon learning at a conference that black mothers in the U.S. die at three to four times the rate of white mothers, one of the widest of all racial disparities in women's health, Richards decided to take further action to help her community. She, along with a handful of fellow nurses, volunteered to provide antepartum, childbirth and postpartum education to the women living at the shelter. Additionally, they looked for other ways to boost the spirits of the residents, like throwing baby showers and bringing in guest speakers. When COVID-19 hit and in-person gatherings were no longer possible, Richards and her team found creative workarounds and created holiday care packages for the mothers instead.

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Actress Billie Lourd paid tribute to her late mother Carrie Fisher on Tuesday by sharing a photo of her son Kingston watching Fisher as Princess Leia in 1977's "Star Wars: A New Hope."

Kingston was born last September to Lourd and her fiancé, actor Austen Rydell. The infant is pictured wearing a knitted hat with buns on its side and a Leia-themed onesie.

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"I love being a nurse because I have the honor of connecting with my patients during some of their best and some of their worst days and making a difference in their lives is among the most rewarding things that I can do in my own life" - Tenesia Richards, RN

From ushering new life into the world to holding the hand of a patient as they take their last breath, nurses are everyday heroes that deserve our respect and appreciation.

To give back to this community that is always giving so selflessly to others, CeraVe® put out a call to nurses to share their stories for a chance to be featured in Heroes Behind the Masks, a digital content series shining a light on nurses who go above and beyond to provide safe and quality care to patients and their communities.

First up: Tenesia Richards, a labor and delivery nurse working in New York City who, in addition to her regular job, started a community outreach program in a homeless shelter that houses expectant mothers for up to one year postpartum.

Tenesia | Heroes Behind the Masks presented by CeraVe www.youtube.com

Upon learning at a conference that black mothers in the U.S. die at three to four times the rate of white mothers, one of the widest of all racial disparities in women's health, Richards decided to take further action to help her community. She, along with a handful of fellow nurses, volunteered to provide antepartum, childbirth and postpartum education to the women living at the shelter. Additionally, they looked for other ways to boost the spirits of the residents, like throwing baby showers and bringing in guest speakers. When COVID-19 hit and in-person gatherings were no longer possible, Richards and her team found creative workarounds and created holiday care packages for the mothers instead.

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