How Veteran Todd Kemery Stays Active with His Tetraplegia with the Help of Peristeen® for Bowel Management

Editor’s Note: Just a couple of weeks before finishing his military service and a day shy of his 22nd birthday, Marine Todd Kemery went to the beach on his day off. While surfing that morning, a wave pulled him under, and he sustained a C5-C6 spinal cord injury. Kemery talked to Wheel:Life about moving on post-injury, […]

Creating Opportunities for Inclusive Cycling around the World

Editor’s Note: When Greg Milano started volunteering for an adaptive outdoor recreation group over 20 years ago, he quickly recognized the impact the activities had on people’s lives. That volunteer position evolved into a career path for Milano when he became a manager for an adaptive sea kayaking program in San Francisco. From there, he […]

Boy with Spina Bifida Surprised with Custom Handcycle

Editor’s Note: Diagnosed with spina bifida before birth, nine-year-old Charlie Krouse uses a wheelchair for mobility but has full use of his upper body. Earlier this year, Freedom Concepts teamed up with the Tampa Bay Lightning NHL team, two Florida charities (Wheelchairs 4 Kids and Charlie’s Champs), and Pediatric Therapy Services to create a custom […]

SpeediCath Helps Two Users Pursue Active Lives

Last summer, Coloplast SpeediCath products were the focus of an Access Health spot on Lifetime TV. To give our readers a sneak peek before the show aired, Wheel:Life interviewed the two featured SpeediCath users, Kirk Ingram and Tatiana Lee. Ingram became paralyzed in 2015 as a result of a diving accident, while Lee was born with spina bifida. With the help of […]

Coloplast Launches New User-Friendly SpeediCath® Flex Coudé Pro Packaging

Hey, guys! Do you have trouble inserting a catheter? Are you tired of long, bulky catheters in hard-to-open packaging? Then it’s time to talk to your doctor about trying Coloplast’s SpeediCath® Flex Coudé Pro. From day one, this product was designed to take the frustration out of self-catheterization for men who experience difficulties with insertion. […]

Quadriplegic Vlogger Tim Taylor Educates People on SCI

Editor’s Note: On an evening in 2003, Tim Taylor went on a pizza run with his girlfriend and her sister to pick up dinner for the family. When an oncoming vehicle came into their lane, the driver swerved to miss the other car but consequently, crashed into a tree. Tim awoke 12 days later from […]

Variety Helps Families Obtain Freedom Concepts Adaptive Bikes

Editor’s Note: Having grown up with an aunt with cerebral palsy, advocating for the disability community has always come naturally to Erica Lopez. Seeing her aunt make the most of her abilities both at home and in her professional life, Lopez came to realize that by having access to essential resources and tools, a person […]

Wheels2Walking: Tips and Tricks for Wheelchair Users

Editor’s Note: When fitness enthusiast Richard Corbett fell 50 feet while out for a jog in 2010, he broke both his legs, shattered an elbow, and sustained an L2 incomplete spinal cord injury. The next few years were spent in and out of rehab, both to recover from his physical injuries as well as his […]

Pushing Pedals for Fun and Therapy – Kessley Hales and Her Freedom Concepts Bike

Editor’s Note: When Kristi Hales noticed her unborn baby wasn’t as active as usual just a few days before her due date, she decided to consult her doctor. After an ultrasound revealed no movement, she was rushed to the ER for an emergency C-section. Doctors delivered little Kessley who had been tangled up in the […]

101 Mobility Chicago: Helping People Stay in Their Homes

Editor’s Note:  When a dear friend was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Debra Mills decided to stop working and put her nursing background to use to care for her. As time passed and her friend’s condition worsened, she was exposed to the various tools and products available to the disability community today. Sadly, ALS eventually […]

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