Celebrate Wedding Wednesdays with LASCI!

Emily Sciarretta shared this picture, saying "My husband and I and our 2 service dogs in October 2013!"

Emily Sciarretta shared this picture, saying “My husband and I and our 2 service dogs in October 2013!”

As the LASCI roadshow travels the country, with Bert Burns speaking to spinal cord injury peer support groups at hospitals nationwide, a common thread always emerges in the questions we receive from participants at our events.

“Will I ever get married?”
“Can I have kids?”
“Am I going to be alone after my injury?”

Understandably, with all the changes in your body after a spinal cord injury, it’s normal to wonder or even doubt that your personal relationships can flourish in life after SCI. Rest assured, they can, and they will!

But don’t take our word for it. A wide variety of friends with spinal cord injury who are part of LASCI online have graciously shared their own pictures and stories of life and love after SCI, and we’ve put some of them together in the gallery below.

Join us for Wedding Wednesdays on LASCI as we share these pictures every week on our Facebook page!

The personal photos are meant to inspire and encourage friends who are adjusting to life after spinal cord injury.  It’s a new life, yes, but this life is full of love, family and lifelong relationships.  We hope you enjoy this new series!

Have a picture and story you’d like to share for Wedding Wednesdays?  Contact us here.

lascilogoAbout LASCI’s Motivational Programs

Entreprenuer, Clinician, Paralympian, Father of Twins:  Bert Burns had no idea that all of these roles awaited him after his spinal cord injury. His path to success started with just one person, a recreation therapist at Bert’s rehab hospital who approached him to talk about wheelchair sports.

Bert initially showed little interest, but the therapist wouldn’t give up. Bert decided to give it a try, never knowing the dramatic, positive impact that wheelchair sports would have on his life.

Years later, Bert founded UroMed, Inc., a urological supply company that he hoped would make a difference to people with disabilities.

He met his wife, Joy, in 1995. “Having Joy and our twins, William and Emma, makes me the luckiest guy in the world,” he says. “I truly have an amazing life.”

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Bert Burns with his wife Joy, daughter Emma and son Will.

Through LASCI, Bert Burns devotes considerable time as a motivational speaker for children with disabilities, rehabilitation programs, medical education seminars and other community events.

Bert explains his reason for reaching out is, “I hope to convince patients in wheelchairs that they can still do all the things they want to do and more. They will just have to do them differently.”  Bert is a C6-7 quadriplegic himself. He was paralyzed in his 20s when a drunk driver hit his vehicle.

Learn more about LASCI here.
If you’d like to invite Bert Burns to speak at your upcoming event, please contact us.

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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