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