Abilities Expo Bids Farewell to an Icon in the Disability Community
Our team is deeply saddened by the loss of our dear friend, Mark Smith, who passed away this past Sunday, November 25, 2018.
Mark was a unique individual who cherished meeting Quantum Rehab customers face-to-face so he could show his passion for solving the needs of people with disabilities.
It was a privilege to know and partner with Mark and his team at Quantum and we will surely miss his sense of humor as well as his endearing passion.
The Impact of Mark E. Smith on People with Disabilities will Endure
Mark E. Smith passed away on Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018, surrounded by his family.
As an author, public speaker and disability advocate, Mark made quite a name for himself in the mobility industry. Mark, who was born with cerebral palsy, worked as a general manager at Quantum Rehab, where he supplied input on various projects and provided consumer feedback to the company's Research and Development Team. Mark also oversaw the company's public relations and worked closely with industry trade publications.
In addition to working at Quantum, Mark was one of the most prolific writers in the mobility industry. Mark authored five books and countless magazine articles and columns. He was also a lecturer and sought-after inspirational speaker.
Mark was well known for his website, powerchairdiaries.com, formerly wheelchairjunkie.com. Over the years he interacted with countless consumers in the website's forums, answering questions ranging from power wheelchair usage to his lifestyle.
Mark is survived by his wife, Holly; daughters, Emily and Annabelle; as well as numerous other family members and friends.
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