Eric is also a peer counselor for UroMed’s Life After Spinal Cord Injury (LASCI)’s motivational program. In regards to this role he says, “I spend a lot of my personal time at night and on weekends volunteering as a peer counselor on the LASCI page, answering questions from people all over the country. I have the opportunity to speak with recently-injured patients, parents of children with SCI, friends and other family members who are all trying to find ways to offer support and resources to people they love. Your life changes dramatically after a spinal-cord injury, and we can all help each other move forward each day through the LASCI online community. We talk about our experiences, what we’ve learned, our individual situations and how to solve problems.”
The Mobility Project also interviewed Eric in a two-part series on his work with LASCI. See part one of the interview, Eric Kolar: Showcasing Life After Spinal Cord Injury, at: http://themobilityproject.com/
About The Mobility Project
The Mobility Project is a new online resource created especially for people who use wheelchairs and other assistive technology for mobility. The world has a lot of perceptions about people who use mobility equipment. The Mobility Project’s mission is to help re-educate people on what it’s really like to live with a disability while making it a little easier for you to get things done in the wheeled world. For more information, visit www.themobilityproject.com.
About Life After Spinal Cord Injury
Life After Spinal Cord Injury [SCI] is a motivational program for youth with disabilities, rehabilitation programs, medical education seminars and other community events.
Bert Burns became quadriplegic as a result of an automobile accident during his youth. His desire to make a positive difference in the lives of people with disabilities led him to create a free motivational program for peer support and rehabilitation group called Life After Spinal Cord Injury (LASCI). LASCI is sponsored by UroMed,one of the largest urological supply companies in the country. Join more than 9500 friends in our Facebook support community at: http://www.facebook.com/
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. Most of UroMed’s customers experience urological or incontinence issues due to conditions like Spinal Cord Injury, Spina Bifida, Transverse Myelitis or Multiple Sclerosis. Many of UroMed’s employees have a personal connection to understanding their customers’ urinary health and incontinence needs, as 20% of UroMed’s customer care associates either has a disability or has a family member with a disabling condition.
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 six staffed regional offices located in and around the following metro areas: Columbia, SC; Jacksonville, FL; Dallas, TX; 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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