UroMed Sponsors Utah’s Intermountain Spina Bifida Summer Party

On August 18th, UroMed proudly sponsored the Intermountain Spina Bifida Support Group’s Summer Picnic and Swim Party in West Jordan, Utah! Nearly 200 members of the support group attended and enjoyed various activities including wheelchair baseball, wheelchair tennis, wheelchair basketball, and swimming! Afterwards, they enjoyed a BBQ dinner and dessert potluck.

UroMed co-sponsored the event with Coloplast

In attendance was Muffy Davis, a Paralympian who will be competing with the US Paracycling team in the 2012 London Paralympics! Muffy spoke to the group members about her experience preparing for the 2012 games as well stressing the importance of recreation and encouraging others to not give up on their dreams. Support group members were able to get autographs and pictures with Muffy!

About the Intermountain Spina Bifida Support Group

Recognized by the IRS as a non-profit, 501(c)(3) public-supported charity the Intermountain Spina Bifida Support Group functions to provide support to any families and individuals who live and work with Spina Bifida in Utah and in neighboring States that rely on Primary Children’s Medical Center in Salt Lake City.

Board and staff members either live with Spina Bifida or support family members or friends with Spina Bifida. In addition, consulting partners are professionals who work with individuals with Spina Bifida.

We welcome the support and partnership of non-profits, businesses and philanthropic organizations and individuals interested in making a real difference in the lives of many families.

The Support Group connects through social activities, encourages development through scholarships and mini-grants, provides education relative to Spina Bifida, and advocates disability awareness.

For more information on the suppot group, please visit: www.utahspinabifida.org.

About Muffy Davis

Muffy Davis with her daughter

Muffy Davis was one of the top ranked U.S. Junior Ski Racers in the late 80’s. She was poised to not only be named to the U.S. National Ski Team but, her racing ability would have allowed her to have the chance to attain her childhood dream of competing in the Winter Olympics.

Until early one morning while training on her home mountain in Sun Valley, ID when a freak accident changed the life and course of this Olympic hopeful forever. Skiing at over 45 mph, Muffy went through a safety fence on a downhill training course and hit her head and back on a tree. Miraculously she survived the accident. Once she arrived at the hospital the radiologist on duty was none other than her dad. Horrified that his daughter arrived at the hospital in this condition the news continued to worsen when he found out that Muffy had crushed her back leaving her paralyzed from the chest down. Muffy, her family and the skiing community were devastated. All thoughts of Olympic Gold were gone in a instant. Muffy was at a serious crossroads in her life, she had to make a choice: to simply survive or thrive.

Muffy decided to THRIVE! She put all of her energy in to learning how to live life in a wheelchair. She was determined to make that wheelchair a vehicle of success instead of a excuse of something that would hold her back from the life she knew she needed to live. Through this life changing experience, Muffy learned the importance of determination, perseverance, having a positive attitude and the importance of allowing herself to have what she calls “Grieving Days.”

Since the accident, Muffy has not only survived, but she has THRIVED further than she even expected of herself before the accident. Muffy has gone on to graduate from Stanford University, compete and win medals in both the 1998 and 2002 Winter Paralympic Games, was inducted in the U.S. Ski and SnowBoard Hall of Fame, became a valued member of countless committees and foundations supporting the disabled community, got married to the love of her life, had a beautiful daughter. Her most recent accomplishment was being named to the U.S Paracycling Team to compete for gold in the 2012 Summer Paralympic Games this year in London, England.

For more information about Muffy or to see when she will be competing in the 2012 Paralympic Games, visit http://www.muffydavis.com.

 

About UroMed Community Giving

UroMed is honored to support numerous charities nationwide in the communities that we serve.

We focus our community efforts on three primary areas:

  • Condition-related associations that focus on education, awareness and support
  • Sports programs for the disabled
  • Leadership and motivational programs for disabled youth

Additionally, many of our employees volunteer their time and efforts at various community events. Many of our employees have a personal connection to the following non-profit organizations, as 20% of our customer care associates either has a disability or has a family member with a disabling condition.

Please contact us if you would like to invite UroMed to sponsor your organization or event.

 

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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