Ralph Braun, CEO of the Braun Corporation and Braunability in Winamac, will appear on CNN this weekend in a piece called “The Human Factor” hosted by Dr. Sanjay Gupta.
Braun will discuss how he designed a four-wheeled and three-wheeled electric scooter to help in his mobility needs. He was diagnosed with Muscular Dystrophy when he was six and has been using a motorized scooter as a way to be mobile.
He will talk about how he developed the world’s first accessible vehicle. He converted an old postal Jeep with hand controls and a hydraulic lift. When the minivan was introduced, he converted it into a handicapped accessible vehicle as another way to be mobile. After people around the world started learning about the vans, his business went into high gear. Braun is celebrating 40 years in business this year.
Braun said that he and his staff are working hard to serve the people with physical challenges with the best services and products available.
The program will air on CNN on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. ET and Sunday at 7:30 a.m. ET. You can view a preview here.