Written by John E. Phillips, the stories feature four individuals who have overcome disabilities to lead successful lives and serve as inspiration to others. The personal stories include:
• Chet Dyreson – A paraplegic who built the first gas-powered wheelchair, and then drove across the country with it.
• Tony Bell – A bullrider who defied all odds just by surviving birth with a congenital disorder.
• Karen Roy – A bubbly college student whose life changed drastically after being shot.
• Trevor Baucom – A Black Hawk pilot whose plane was shot down in Afghanistan.
Moving Forward, readable on both Kindle and iPad, costs $2.99. It is available for purchase and download at: http://www.amazon.com/
About Hometown Heroes
“The idea for Hometown Heroes was inspired by the thousands of people who participate in our online peer support community on Facebook through our non-profit program, Life After Spinal Cord Injury. As they continually share their own stories and pictures of success in everyday life, we wanted to help spread the good news even further to eliminate stereotypes associated with disabilities and to inspire even more people who may not have yet discovered Life After Spinal Cord Injury,” says UroMed President Craig Stevens.
The Hometown Heroes series serves as an extension of “Get Out & Enjoy Life”, a program that UroMed sponsored this summer in conjunction with SPORTS ‘N SPOKES, the sports and recreation magazine of the Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA). That program encouraged people with disabilities to “Get Out & Enjoy Life” in all 50 states by featuring a state-by-state listing of accessible vacation spots, outdoors programs, and other events.
Other Helpful Links
Hometown Heroes: http://www.uromed.com/
Life After Spinal Cord Injury on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/
Life After Spinal Cord Injury – ongoing events: http://www.uromed.com/
About Life After Spinal Cord Injury
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 groups called Life After Spinal Cord Injury. In 2010, the free, nonprofit program helped more than 600 medical professionals, patients, former patients, and family members with information, advice, and encouragement. LASCI expects to more than double that number in 2011. LASCI is sponsored by UroMed, [http://www.uromed.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: Greenville, 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.
Note: If you have a Hometown Hero that you would like to recognize, please contact us below and we’ll be glad to review their story.
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