As a clinician who worked full-time for over 12 years at a pediatric hospital before I joined the Sunrise Medical family, I have known for many years that the name Zippie is synonymous for the highest quality of pediatric wheeled mobility equipment. A great deal of work goes into the development of new products, enhancing current products, and managing the Zippie line of strollers and wheelchairs. Associate Product Manager Christy Clover-Nalley, has the role at Sunrise Medical US of managing all of the pediatric folding, rigid, and tilt-in-space wheelchairs and strollers. Christy's passion for the children and caregivers who use the products she helps to manage is evident to each person she encounters.
Posted to on 12/21/2016 8:19:31 AM | 0 comments
Media mogul Oprah Winfrey is credited with saying "A mentor is someone who allows you to see the hope within yourself." I am incredibly thankful for the mentors I have had in my life who have been a resource, an inspiration, and most importantly a beacon of hope in times when I desperately needed it. There is tremendous value in surrounding yourself with a community of people who can serve as mentors to you, are on your same level, and you can pour into as a mentor.
Posted to on 12/1/2016 10:15:31 AM | 1 comments
Jenny was born and raised right outside of Denver, Colorado. While sick with what seemed to be her first bout with a flu bug when she was just 9-months-old, Jenny’s parents noted a sudden and drastic change in her motor skills. She was eventually diagnosed with Transverse Myelitis, an inflammation of the spinal cord which sometimes results in injury across the spinal cord. Jenny’s spinal cord was impacted at the C4/C5 level. At a very young age Jenny’s parents encouraged her to not let her injury get in the way of her desires. In fact, when Jenny was 2 years old she became the youngest person in the state of Colorado to be approved by her funding source for a power wheelchair.
Posted to on 8/2/2016 10:00:00 AM | 0 comments
While on active duty Kevin was a passenger in a motor vehicle accident in which the vehicle dropped over 140 feet off the side of a mountain after the soldier who was driving failed to negotiate a turn. Kevin sustained an incomplete spinal injury in his cervical spine resulting in quadriplegia. Kevin was a dedicated athlete prior to his injury, so after he retired from the Army he sought out other sports as an outlet. Kevin became a very successful archer, competing in both the 2004 and 2008 Paralympics. In fact, Kevin won the United States its first medal in archery at the 2004 games in Athens.
Posted to on 6/14/2016 8:00:45 AM | 0 comments
One of the most frequently asked questions from parents and/or caregivers I have heard throughout my years of working in the world of Assistive Technology in relation to wheelchairs is…“How are we going to transport that thing?” The reality is that in many cases transporting wheeled mobility devices is not easy. Unfortunately, George Jetson’s car that folds up with the push of a button into a lightweight briefcase has not yet been invented, much less a wheelchair that can do the same. Discussing the portability and transport options of a wheelchair and seating system is an integral part of the early stages of the evaluation process.
Posted to on 6/2/2016 4:03:12 PM | 1 comments