LASCI Family Expands with Edgepark-UroMed Partnership

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Life After Spinal Cord Injury began nearly four years ago with the goal of becoming a place for support and inspiration within the spinal cord injury community that we serve.  We’re proud to share that LASCI is now the largest online peer support community for friends with SCI — in the world!

EPbenefitschartThe LASCI community is continuing to grow in strength each day, thanks to a new partnership with our sponsors, Edgepark and UroMed. We are excited to formally announce that UroMed has joined the Edgepark family!

About the Edgepark-UroMed Partnership

UroMed and Edgepark, two of the leading distributors of urological and continence care supplies, are now a unified team. We provide convenient, nationwide home delivery to individuals with conditions such as Spinal Cord Injury, Spina Bifida, Multiple Sclerosis, Transverse Myelitis, Prostate Cancer and BPH.

EPbenefitschart2Now, we’ve combined all the things we do best – excellent service, comprehensive product choice and fast, free delivery – to provide you more options and even greater convenience than before, including.

  • Extensive insurance access to cover more of your medical supply needs and help save you money
  • Contracted with more than 1,200 health plans nationwide (preferred provider for most)
  • Accept Medicare, State Medicaid plans in 29 states and all major private/MCO contracts
  • A one-stop shop for all of your Urological and Continence care needs
    • Catheters, incontinence, ostomy, impotence and supplies for many related medical conditions
    • All major manufacturers, including Coloplast, Bard/Rochester Medical, Hollister, Covidien, Teleflex Rusch, Wellspect and more
    • Knowledgeable, caring representatives to help you choose the right products
  • Nationwide distribution network for fast, free shipping, right to your home
  • Once processed, orders ship to 99 percent of the U.S. in 1 – 2 business days

To learn more about how our partnership can benefit you, please call us today at 1-866-528-2142 or contact us online.

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What This Partnership Means for LASCI

Life After Spinal Cord Injury will continue to grow as the leading online community for peer support, lifestyle articles and daily resources for friends who use wheelchairs.  Join more than 36,000 friends on our Facebook page to take part in the daily fun!

Our in-person, onsite events will expand as well, nationwide! Stay tuned to our blog and our social media pages for updates on the next LASCI event taking place in a town near you.  Learn more about LASCI here.

LASCI: Motivational Events At Facilities Nationwide

As a father of twins, Bert has a special place in his heart for helping children.

As a father of twins, Bert has a special place in his heart for helping children.

LASCI Founder Bert Burns’ desire to make a positive difference in the lives of people with disabilities also led him to create a free motivational program for peer support and rehabilitation groups called Life After Spinal Cord Injury. LASCI is sponsored by Edgepark and UroMed.

Through LASCI, Bert 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 Burns racing at the 1992 Paralympics.

Bert Burns racing at the 1992 Paralympics.

While presenting, Bert 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:

  • Work/School
  • Dating
  • Sexuality
  • Marriage
  • Children
  • Sports
  • Bladder/Bowel Management
LASCI exists as a free motivational program that helps connect and support people who have spinal cord injury or another condition that requires their use of a wheelchair.

LASCI exists as a free motivational program that helps connect and support people who have spinal cord injury or another condition that requires their use of a wheelchair.

Invite LASCI to Your Next Event

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

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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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.

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