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UroMed’s Catheter Health Blog Launches Series on Hometown Heroes Overcoming Disabilities
UroMed, a leading urological medical supply company, has added a series of articles on their Wordpress catheter health blog to spotlight Hometown Heroes overcoming disabilities to lead successful lives while inspiring others.
By: UroMed/Lisa Wells
“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.
Some of the people who will be spotlighted as Hometown Heroes on UroMed’s blog include:
• Clay Dyer – a professional bass fisherman who has no hands and feet and only one partial arm,
• Jeanne Wilson – a competitive weightlifter who was born with Spina Bifida, and
• Michael Dickey – a C-6 quadriplegic who has travelled the world as part of the U.S. Paralympics Marksmanship team.
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.
UroMed is one of the nation's leading providers of disposable catheters, urological and continence care medical supplies. 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.
Hometown Heroes: http://uromed.wordpress.com/
Life After Spinal Cord Injury on Facebook:
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. 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 eight staffed regional offices located in and around the following metro areas: 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.
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.
For more information, contact:
Keywords: UroMed, urology, incontinence, catheters, Spina Bifida, Multiple Sclerosis, Spinal Cord Injury, Life After Spinal Cord Injury, Paralyzed, paralyzed veterans, paralysis, quadriplegic, paraplegic, Facebook, wheelchair, disability, non-profit
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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.
Page Updated Last on: Aug 12, 2011