UroMed Sponsors Camp Krazy Legs’ Family Day for Children With Spina Bifida

Last weekend, UroMed participated in a fantastic event at Camp Krazy Legs for families of children who have spina bifida. UroMed representative David Williams spent the day with seven families, enjoying the beautiful Georgia weather and the amazing facilities at Camp Twin Lakes, where the event took place.  Camp Twin Lakes is located in Rutledge, GA and also conducts some events at the Chattahoochee Nature Center in Atlanta, GA.

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Camp Twin Lakes and the Spina Bifida Association of Georgia have teamed up to offer Camp Krazy Legs.  This summer day camp and overnight camp is for children and teens with spina bifida who meet the eligibility criteria. This progressive program helps children and teens learn, develop and practice independent living skills in a fun camp format, using games, group activities, workshops, sports and community outings to teach and reinforce these life skills.

David works with children throughout the Southeast to help educate them about wheelchair sports, bladder & bowel care and other topics relevant to their condition.

David works with children throughout the Southeast to help educate them about wheelchair sports, bladder & bowel care and other topics relevant to their condition.

In his role as a UroMed territory representative for the Southeast, David often works with families at events like Camp Krazy Legs.  Kids love meeting David and his fancy Eagle Sports wheelchair that has LED light-up casters [front wheels].

While David is teaching or presenting at these events, his light-up wheels capture kids’ attention and get them excited about sports, mobility, bladder or bowel care, or other topics that David is sharing.  He says, “The best part of having LED light-up casters is watching kids’ faces light up when they see me roll in. If I can get just one child interested in sports or other wheelchair events, it’s totally worth it!”

At Camp Krazy Legs, kids get a chance to make new friends and to spend the day doing what they love most -- just being kids!

At Camp Krazy Legs, kids get a chance to make new friends and to spend the day doing what they love most -- just being kids!

UroMed is an active sponsor in a variety of Spina Bifida-related events nationwide and is also a sponsor of the Kid’s Camp each year at the National Spina Bifida Association Conference.

David is explaining wheelchair tennis techniques to the campers.

David is explaining wheelchair tennis techniques to the campers.

About Spina Bifida
Spina Bifida occurs when the baby’s spine fails to close during the first months of pregnancy. The most common and also the most severe type of Spina Bifida, called myelomeningocele, occurs when the spinal nerves and their protective coverings protrude through the open part of the spine. (For information about the other types of Spina Bifida, please visit the Spina Bifida Association.)

The point along the spinal cord where the undeveloped area occurs is called the “level” of the Spina Bifida. The higher up the spinal column the level occurs, the greater the effect on normal nerve function. Some people with very low levels of Spina Bifida can walk with little or no assistance, whereas those with higher levels will require leg braces and possibly crutches, walkers, or wheelchairs to get around.

For more information on Camp Krazy Legs including camp dates, please see: http://www.choa.org/campkrazylegs

For more information on Spina Bifida support groups in Georgia, there are currently two support groups for parents of children with Spina Bifida.  One meets monthly in Fayetteville, Georgia.  NW Georgia SB Support also meets monthly in Acworth, Georgia. Learn more at: http://spinabifidaga.org/quick-information/child-with-spina-bifida/ 

UroMed also offers an online support program on Facebook for wheelchair users, and their friends and families.  Life After Spinal Cord Injury’s Facebook page is one of the largest online peer support groups for SCI in the world. Join us at: http://www.facebook.com/LASCIonline.

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.

2 Responses to UroMed Sponsors Camp Krazy Legs’ Family Day for Children With Spina Bifida

  1. Kathryn Hill says:

    Thanks Uromed for sponsoring Camp Crazy Legs on Sunday. We had such a good time as a family!

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