Mt. Dora family wins nationwide contest for wheelchair accessible van
CLERMONT, Fla. - A Mount Dora family won a nationwide contest to outfit its van with a wheelchair ramp and easy lock, which organizers said will bring the family independence and freedom. "You've got to take me to the mall and Disney," MacKenzie Fritz said to her father. Her mother, Sandy Fritz, said her daughter outgrew their old van and the family needed a new one. "She's got to tip the chair back in order to get in so she doesn't hit her head on the van," Sandy Fritz said. The family collected its $12,000 prize on Friday, to outfit its new van with a wheelchair ramp and easy lock.