SPORTS ‘N SPOKES Magazine Teams Up With Life After Spinal Cord Injury & UroMed

SPORTS ‘N SPOKES, the sports and recreation magazine of the Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA), has teamed up with the nonprofit program Life After Spinal Cord Injury (LASCI) to encourage people with disabilities to “Get Out & Enjoy Life This Summer” in all 50 states.  Beginning July 1, the SPORTS ‘N SPOKES website will feature a state-by-state listing of accessible vacation spots, outdoors programs, and other events.  

View the program details at http://www.pvamagazines.com/sns/magazine/article/3691

“As a quadriplegic, I understand the role that personal independence combined with community support plays in achieving a full, successful life after spinal-cord injury,” LASCI founder Bert Burns says. “The best part of this program is that we are encouraging SCI survivors to get out and enjoy life while giving them a list of ways they can do so more easily.  Having a place to start makes all the difference when moving beyond a life-changing injury.”

From July 15 to August 15, the S’NS and LASCI Facebook groups will share links to each of the featured accessible programs, places, and events, spotlighting one state per day.  Viewers can post photos of related family vacations and weekend outings on the Facebook pages or in a photo gallery on the S’NS website.

According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center, nearly 265,000 Americans are living with spinal-cord injury today. Most (81%) are male, and about half the injuries (56%) occur in people who are ages 16 to 30.  Less than 1% of people with spinal-cord injuries (SCI) experience full recovery.  

Helpful Links
SPORTS ‘N SPOKES Facebook page:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Life-After-Spinal-Cord-Injury-SCI/182649975095273#!/pages/Sports-N-Spokes-Magazine/189400118928 

Life After Spinal Cord Injury Facebook page:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Life-After-Spinal-Cord-Injury-SCI/182649975095273  

About SPORTS ‘N SPOKES magazine
SPORTS ‘N SPOKES is a bimonthly publication produced by the Paralyzed Veterans of America. S’NS reports on competitive sports and recreation for wheelchair users. Since 1975, S’NS has been a leader in wheelchair sports coverage and currently goes to more than 50,000 subscribers in 43 countries worldwide. Our readers come from all walks of life, all having one thing in common: determination!  SPORTS ‘N SPOKES is committed to providing a voice for the wheelchair sporting and recreation community.  For more information, visit http://www.sportsnspokes.com 
 
About Life After Spinal Cord Injury
Bert Burns became quadriplegic as a result of an automobile accident during his youth. His desire to make a positive difference in the lives of people with disabilities led him to create a free motivational program for peer support and rehabilitation groups called Life After Spinal Cord Injury. In 2010, the free, nonprofit program helped more than 600 medical professionals, patients, former patients, and family members with information, advice, and encouragement. LASCI expects to more than double that number in 2011. 202723114   LASCI is sponsored by UroMed, [http://www.uromed.com] one of the largest urological supply companies in the country.  Join more than 2,200 friends in our Facebook support community at: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Life-After-Spinal-Cord-Injury-SCI/182649975095273  

Keywords: SPORTS ‘N SPOKES, Life After Spinal Cord Injury, Paralyzed, paralyzed veterans, Spinal Cord Injury, health care, paralysis, quadriplegic, paraplegic, Facebook, wheelchair, disability, non-profit, UroMed

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About UroMed Catheters
Headquartered in Suwanee, GA [a suburb of Atlanta], UroMed is one of the nation’s leading providers of single-use catheters, urological and disposable medical supplies, including intermittent catheters, closed system catheters, condom catheters, pediatric catheters and continence care products. UroMed is nationally accredited for Medicare reimbursement and most state Medicaid plans, and partners with private health insurance providers and health plans to provide patients with single-use catheters, catheter kits and incontinence products. UroMed also has seven staffed regional offices located in Boston, MA; Columbia, SC; Jacksonville, FL; Dallas, TX; Carlsbad, CA; Knoxville, TN; Richmond, VA; and Baton Rouge, LA; enabling next-day delivery after a customer’s initial medical supply order. For more information, please visit http://www.uromed.com or call 1-800-841-1233.

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