Why It’s Important to Advocate for Yourself as a Patient

I’ve ended up in the hospital three times this month. My experience demonstrates the importance of advocating for yourself when you know something is not right, no matter what doctors and medical staff say. The First Hospital Visit It all started in October. I went into the hospital because my suprapubic catheter was not drainingContinue reading “Why It’s Important to Advocate for Yourself as a Patient”

A Day in the Life of a Quadriplegic

A day in the life of a quadriplegic can be a lot of work but it can also be fun, as you find ways to live your life. Here’s what a typical day is like for me with my spinal cord injury. Living as a Quadriplegic: How I Start My Day My day begins whenContinue reading “A Day in the Life of a Quadriplegic”

Why You Need a Quantum Power Wheelchair with iLevel

In today’s world, there are so many options out there for power wheelchairs. It can be overwhelming! Here some reasons why I think you should get a Quantum Power Wheelchair with iLevel® technology. My Quantum Power Wheelchair is Custom Built Quantum cares about the quality of their products. Each chair is custom built, so youContinue reading “Why You Need a Quantum Power Wheelchair with iLevel”

Finding New Ways to Express My Art After SCI

I’ve been doing graffiti actively for over 20 years. Most of that time was before my accident. Today, I am a C3 and C4 quadriplegic. I use a power chair with iLevel® technology for mobility and to maintain my independence. How I Got into Graffiti Art You may know how I originally got into graffitiContinue reading “Finding New Ways to Express My Art After SCI”

Christian Budney is Ready and Excited for Adventure

For Scranton, PA, native Christian Budney, making connections and helping others is a true passion of his. “If I can help other people, I am happy!” Christian said. Christian has faced many challenges in his life, all with a kind heart and a positive attitude. In March 2006, at just 17 years old, Christian brokeContinue reading “Christian Budney is Ready and Excited for Adventure”

Let’s Celebrate Spinal Cord Injury Awareness

September is Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month.  Back in 1981, I didn’t truly understand in specific terms what my spinal cord really was. I soon learned. Understanding the Mental Impact of SCI As I laid in a hospital bed wondering why I couldn’t feel my legs, I knew that I had been in an accident.Continue reading “Let’s Celebrate Spinal Cord Injury Awareness”

Girls with SCI Need Women Mentors with SCI

Anyone can benefit from mentoring, but I cannot stress enough that girls and young women with SCI need women mentors with SCI. Women mentors with SCI can help girls with SCI with their development, academic achievement and self-esteem to improve high school graduation rates and employment rates as adults. Studies show us that girls withContinue reading “Girls with SCI Need Women Mentors with SCI”

Narrow Wheelchairs and Spinal Cord Injury

A spinal cord injury (SCI) is damage to the spinal cord that results in a loss of function, movement and/or feeling. They typically result from accidents or diseases like polio, spina bifida or Friedreich’s ataxia. The spinal cord does not have to be severed for a loss of function to occur. In fact, in mostContinue reading “Narrow Wheelchairs and Spinal Cord Injury”

Watch Our Spinal Cord Injury Webinar

Quantum Rehab and Allied Services partnered to recently host a live webinar titled “Living with SCI: Technology, Therapy & Trends.” The webinar was for individuals with spinal cord injuries, their families, and professionals. Quantum’s Kiel Eigen was the host for the event (before the show he said he was ready to get his Steve Harvey/RyanContinue reading “Watch Our Spinal Cord Injury Webinar”