LASCI Leads as Largest Online Spinal Cord Injury Support Group Worldwide

lascilogoLife After Spinal Cord Injury [LASCI], the free motivational program offered by UroMed, reached an amazing milestone in August 2014 as the group continues to grow in popularity and membership online.  Today, with more than 35,000 followers on Facebook, LASCI is the largest online support group for people with spinal cord injury — in the world!

LASCI was created in 2010 to help people who use wheelchairs to find more information about motivational speaking programs and other resources that assist with daily living.  With followers online via Facebook and through their extensive blog site, Life After Spinal Cord Injury has been a pioneer for web-based support groups focusing on spinal cord injury.

How LASCI Began

UroMed’s founder, Bert Burns, became a C6-7 quadriplegic as a result of an automobile accident in his youth. His desire to make a positive difference in the lives of people with disabilities led him to establish UroMed as well as creating a free motivational program for peer support and rehabilitation groups that today is known as Life After Spinal Cord Injury.

Burns says, “I am proud of how quickly LASCI has become the largest support group for spinal cord injury in the world and the positive impact it has on the Spinal Cord Injury community each day. LASCI has given us a forum to connect with each other, as spinal cord injury survivors, and the numbers show that people worldwide are inspired and encouraged by the resources that we share.”

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LASCI Programs: In-Person and Online

In addition to the daily resources shared via LASCI’s Facebook page, an offline in-person component also exists for the program. As its’ founder, Burns travels on a regular basis to rehab hospitals throughout the United States sharing informative, motivational talks with in-patients, clinical staff, family members and caregivers who assist people with spinal cord injury.

rp_bertwscigroup.jpgWhile presenting, Burns inspires others by sharing his story of winning a Gold Medal in the 1992 Paralympics and how he became a successful entrepreneur. He also gives his perspective on important issues such as:

• Work/School
• Dating
• Sexuality
• Marriage
• Children
• Sports
• Bladder/Bowel Management

Burns says, “I hope to convince people who use wheelchairs that they can still do all the things they want to do and more. They may just have to do them differently.”

Invite LASCI to Your Next Event

Life After Spinal Cord Injury is currently accepting speaking invitations.  To learn more about Burn’s story, or to invite him to speak to your organization, please visit http://www.uromed.com/living-with/lasci/ or call 1-800-841-1233.

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About the UroMed-Edgepark Family
Headquartered in Suwanee, GA [a suburb of Atlanta], UroMed is a leading national supply company that provides catheters and urological products to patients with Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance. Many of our patients have conditions like Spinal Cord Injury, Spina Bifida, or Multiple Sclerosis. UroMed is a nationally accredited organization, a Medicare provider and a participant in most state Medicaid plans. UroMed also partners with thousands of private health insurance providers and health plans to provide patients with single-use catheters, catheter kits and incontinence products.

UroMed and Edgepark, two of the leading distributors of urological and continence care supplies, are now working as one team. We’ve combined all the things we do best — excellent service, comprehensive product choice and free, fast delivery — to provide you more options and even greater convenience along with expanded insurance coverage.

For more information, please visit http://www.uromed.com  or call 1-800-841-1233.

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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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