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Story of an Young Man with Spinal Cord Injury Finding True Love and Strength in Life

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 29, 2017 4:34:39 PM / by Işıl Tanyeri posted in scholarship stories, relationships, love, spinal cord injury, family, education

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ATTENTION: Tearjerker Alert!

Here is a truly special story for you, ABC Nation. It brought tears to our eyes when we realized what was happening. 

About 2 years since we published a young gentleman's story after he won the ABC Medical scholarship, we received the letter below from Paula, his mom earlier this week: 

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My Spina Bifida Story: Story of a Caring Teacher

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 16, 2017 4:01:07 PM / by Ryan Krygier posted in spina bifida, sled hockey, independent living

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My name is Ryan Krygier and I have spina bifida. Today, I would like to tell you My Spina Bifida Story. I was born 39 years ago in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where I still live most of the year. I work as a teacher’s aide at the Sacred Heart Academy. I really enjoy watching adaptive sports, especially sled hockey. I am a huge supporter of the Grand Rapids Sled Wings, our local sled hockey team. I attend every home game and sometimes travel with the team to show my support at other tournaments.

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ABC Medical for ZERO Prostate Cancer

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 3, 2017 8:48:24 PM / by Işıl Tanyeri posted in prostate cancer, cancer survivor, community support

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Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men after skin cancer. In fact, every 20 minutes another American man dies from prostate cancer.

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Why Does a DME Supplier Strive to Be the Number 1 Supporter of Adaptive Sports?

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 30, 2017 2:51:07 PM / by Işıl Tanyeri posted in adaptive sports, corporate social responsibility, medical supplies, durable medical equipment

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ABC Medical, a national provider of medical supplies, redefined their mission and purpose since CEO Keith Jones and a group of seasoned healthcare professionals acquired the company in 2012. “Companies like us typically focus on volume and margins as well as manage through the difficult world of reimbursement. While all of those things are critical for a successful business, to us, it is quite frankly boring, uninspiring, and certainly not a mission to be proud of. After attending a few adaptive sports events with my son, and meeting some of our customers fiercely competing on the basketball court, our mission became obvious – To Do Well by Doing Good“ says ABC Medical’s Keith Jones.

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Rebounding in Life After Accident and Learning to Adapt.Believe.Compete.

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 25, 2017 3:24:51 PM / by Işıl Tanyeri posted in customer stories

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My name is Jonathan Alex Villarreal.

I turned 36 on July 19th.  Today is August 24th, 2017. I writing to share my story with you to reflect back on the past 10 years of my life since my tragic accident when I almost didn't survive.

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A SoCal Sojourn

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 14, 2017 3:15:24 PM / by Dave Kiley posted in adaptive sports, adaptive resources, adaptive surfing

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It's zero dark thirtyMy wife and I are awake, getting ready for a 6 AM flight into Orange County, CA. It hurts at first, but we know a vacation to my roots, where I grew up and where we both lived for many years was going to be worth it. Our plane leaves in the dark and then we see an unbelievable sunrise
from our seats which sets the tone for what was to come.

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History in the Making: A Gold Medal and an ESPY Award for Wheelchair Basketball

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 30, 2017 12:24:35 PM / by Dave Kiley posted in us paralympic team, adaptive sports, team usa, wheelchair basketball, paralympics

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There are a few benchmarks that occur in our lives that are significant or monumental. They can sometimes break our hearts or bring us to our knees. There are always those times though that one will remember for a lifetime for the good it has done, not just for the individual, but more importantly for the masses it effects. In this blog, I will attempt to capture such an occurrence.

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"The Healing Begins Today" by Randy Oates

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 23, 2017 5:54:31 PM / by Randy Oates posted in adaptive sports, customer stories, life with paralysis

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ABC Medical is working on a new book that features chapters submitted by ABC Medical Customers. The purpose of "The Stories of Adapt.Believe.Compete." is to give an avenue for our amazing customers to share their stories, inspire others and build awareness to live with paralysis. To submit a chapter, please click here.

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Your March Madness is Here!

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 24, 2017 4:56:28 PM / by Dave Kiley posted in basketball, march madness, sports

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Well I have never had a bracket so blown up as this year. Absolutely my worst attempt at picking winners in my history !!

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The Standing Company: A Wheelchair Company that Allows You to Stand Up

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 24, 2017 1:58:41 PM / by Mitchell Swanson posted in mobility, freedom, independence, standing wheelchair

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In February 1990, I was injured with a C5/6 spinal cord injury.  I felt I needed to find a way to stand up, even with the disapproval of my rehab doctor. who did not believe there to be any benefit from standing.

I fired him. 

In 1993 I met the owner of The Standing Wheelchair Company and purchased my first Superstand standing wheelchair.  

We have been friends ever since. 

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