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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Get Out & Enjoy Life with LASCI’s Accessible Travel Contest

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It’s time for the Get Out, Enjoy Life 2014 contest with SPORTS ’N SPOKES, Life After Spinal Cord Injury (LASCI), and Wheel:Life.

Three sponsors. Triple the chances of winning.
In 2011, we introduced you to the idea of exploring your world and sharing those experiences with us by submitting your outdoor sporting or recreation pictures. And share you did. Just check out this year’s promotional video we put together of you getting out and enjoying life.

Get Out Enjoy Life 2014 from SPORTS N SPOKES on Vimeo.

Since we started, we’ve received more than 500 photos from around the globe depicting your adventures of accessible hiking, sit-skiing, and bungee jumping, to name a few. Oh yeah, we also handed out some really cool prizes, put the winner on our September 2013 cover, and gave out a brand-new race chair courtesy of Top End.

Well, now’s your chance to get in on the action during the Get Out, Enjoy Life 2014 contest. Join SPORTS ’N SPOKES, Wheel:Life, and LASCI starting June 2, 2014 as we highlight the many accessible destinations across the country and beyond!

Would you let someone catapult you across a lake - in your wheelchair? Lonnie did!

Would you let someone catapult you across a lake – in your wheelchair? Lonnie did!

That’s because last year we expanded the contest to our Canadian and European friends, and rightfully so, as Canada is home to one of the most extreme guys we’ve ever met. You may have seen photos of Lonnie Bissonnette base-jumping from the New River Gorge Bridge in his wheelchair during the annual Bridge Day.

So, get packed and be sure to check in daily on the S’NS, Wheel:Life, and LASCI Facebook pages for a chance to win daily. Don’t forget to bring the camera and send us those outdoor and recreational pictures. You could win big! Just can’t wait? Submit your photos here.

About The Program
Each day beginning June 2, 2014, you’ll find an accessible outdoor opportunity listed on the S’NS, Wheel:Life, and LASCI Facebook pages.  And, the best part is, when you comment on the postings, you’ll automatically be entered to win a prize associated with that event, program, or location. It could be a free pass to a park, tickets to a sports event, travel guides or accessories, or any number of exciting gifts!

To participate, simply visit the S’NS, Wheel:Life, and LASCI Facebook pages.

If you’re not already following us, click on the links to “LIKE” our Facebook pages, and you’ll be ready to roll! Remember, to be eligible to win the daily prizes you MUST COMMENT on the posts of places and programs we mention. Winners will be selected for each post each day after comments are reviewed.

Who's hitting the baseball diamond this summer? We want to see your pictures!

Who’s hitting the baseball diamond this summer? We want to see your pictures!

Submit Your Snapshots to our Photo Contest
The Get Out, Enjoy Life Family Snaps photo contest. We want to see the places you visit and the sports and recreational activities you enjoy. At the end of the contest on June 27, 2014 – three grand-prize winners will be selected from those who share pictures of themselves getting out and enjoying life this summer. Pictures can be posted using this simple form.

Three winners total will receive a Get Out, Enjoy Life Prize Pack that includes an S’NS T-shirt, luggage tag, and carabiner all conveniently packaged into a Hollister backpack.

First-place winner will win a custom-built Box Design wheelchair as well as the opportunity to have their winning photo make the September 2014 cover*. In addition, winning photos may be included in various S’NS, Wheel:Life, LASCI, and sponsor presentations, both online and print.

So, what do you win?

First Place Photo Winner
First-place winner will receive a custom built wheelchair courtesy of Mike Box Designs, the Get Out, Enjoy Life prize pack mentioned above, and based on photo quality, the cover spot of the September 2014 S’NS issue. Winning photos that do not meet our production and design resolutions will be placed in the Final Frame section of the magazine and the winner will receive a 2-year subscription to compensate the prize.

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Second Place Photo Winner
Second-place winner will receive a complimentary one-year subscription to S’NS, a set of Morph Wheels, foldable wheelchair wheels/tires courtesy Maddak, Inc., and their winning picture featured as Final Frame in the September 2014 issue of S’NS, and the Get Out, Enjoy Life prize pack above.

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Third Place Photo Winner
Third-place winners will receive a $200 gift certificate courtesy At Home Medical, a complimentary copy of the September 2014 S’NS issue, and the Get Out, Enjoy Life prize pack above. The winning photo will be featured as Spoke of the Week on the S’NS web site.

Daily Prizes
In addition to the grand prizes for our photo contest winners, participants who comment on our daily Facebook posts are eligible to win an assortment of goodies from generous sponsors like Coloplast, Hollister Incorporated, MV-1 and many more!

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Contest Rules / Rights and complete prize listing can be found here.

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About SPORTS ‘N SPOKES
SPORTS ‘N SPOKES is a bimonthly publication produced by the Paralyzed   Veterans of America. S’NS reports on competitive sports and recreation for wheelchair users. Since 1975, S’NS has been a leader in wheelchair sports coverage and currently goes to more than 43 countries worldwide.   Our readers come from all walks of life all having one thing in common:   determination! SPORTS ‘N SPOKES is committed to providing a voice for the  wheelchair sporting and recreation community.  Visit www.sportsnspokes.com  to view the latest issue.

wlifeiconlowresAbout Wheel:Life
Wheel:Life is a global initiative that assists people in addressing the many questions and challenges that come with using a wheelchair. Wheel:Life resources help people:

  • find quality health and medical resources, related research and news;
  • explore educational and employment avenues;
  • research the proper adaptive equipment, assistive technology, home modification and home medical equipment for their needs;
  • network within local and virtual peer support groups;
  •  discover accessible travel destinations; and
  • enjoy a full and active life as a wheelchair user.

Visit us at www.wheel-life.org.

About LASCI:
LASCI founder Bert Burns is a C7 quadriplegic who first read S’NS in his early days of recovery after a life-changing car accident.  “Every month as I was in rehab, I would go through the pages of SPORTS ’N SPOKES, amazed by the athletes they featured and hoping I could be one, too,” Burns says.

lascilogoIn 10 brief years following the accident, Burns made his own amazing advances as a recreational therapist for the Shepherd Center and in a lengthy career as a wheelchair racer, winning a gold medal in the Paralympics.

Burns formally began Life After Spinal Cord Injury as an outreach program in 2010 after more than 20 years of working with peer groups and the SCI community. It’s a motivational program that takes place in rehabilitation hospitals and other locations, to assist disabled youth and adults who have recently learned they will be permanently using a wheelchair.

Life After Spinal Cord Injury is sponsored by UroMed, one of the largest urology medical supply companies in the country.