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Hannah’s Story

This year Hannah received a speech device. Her brother, Caleb has one too, and Hannah had played with it before, but she needed one especially for her. “I got my speech device right as school closed down from COVID-19, so I had a lot of time to spend with it. It was easy for me to figure out how to use it. Now I use it both at home and school. At school, my aide helps me use it to participate in class. It’s programmed with different words for my classes. At home, though, I like to use it by myself. It’s a lot easier to ask for more snacks now! My device has a detachable speaker so Mom can have that in the kitchen and can hear me when I speak from another room. I get my space but can express myself as well,” said Hannah.

Harper and Margaret

Harper and Margaret’s Story

Margaret and Harper are new to Numotion and received their equipment earlier this month. “We are a new Numotion customer and they were amazing to work with! They handled the whole process and we got our Firefly scoot within a month of applying. Although Harper hasn’t had her Firefly scoot long, we can already tell her independence is going to advance,” said Lauren.


Henry’s Story

Henry the “tinkerer” loves to sing, dance, play, and tinker with things! Living in Pittsburg, Kansas, Henry was diagnosed at 20 weeks gestation with severe Hydrocephalus; the accumulation of too much fluid in the brain and spinal cord that causes the head to rapidly swell and enlarge. He was born at 39 weeks at a whopping 14.3 lbs and with a head circumference of 64cm. After brain surgery at one day old and 26 days in the NICU, Henry is now a thriving 2-year-old.


Hunter’s Story

Hunter developed a form of bacterial meningitis when he was 9 months old. He had a temperature of 113 degrees and the doctor gave him a low survival rate. Surviving the fever, Hunter had both of his legs amputated below the knee, all his fingers on his left hand and partial fingers on his right.


Jack’s Story

Jack received his first wheelchair several months ago. With his wheelchair, he and his family have been able to experience new things together. “Since getting Jack’s wheelchair we have been able to take him to so many more places and for longer periods of time. He has a better connection to his peers and environment,” said Angela.


Jake’s Story

Jake is two and a half years old from Kentucky. He is one of four children and was added to his family through the gift of domestic adoption, with his family claiming, “Jake is the best part of us!” At four months old, Jake began experiencing movement difficulties as well as developmental delays and feeding difficulties and was diagnosed with spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy.


Josh’s Story

Josh Basile is a trial attorney living in the suburbs outside of Washington DC. In 2004, Josh was injured at the age of eighteen on a family vacation at the beach. A wave picked him up and slammed him headfirst against the ocean floor shattering his neck.


Katherine’s Story

Katherine was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. Artist, speaker, author, graphic designer, and just a few of Katherine’s titles as an adult. Katherine was born with Osteogenesis Imperfecta, better known as Brittle Bone Disease.


Kevin’s Story

In June of 2013, on the same day as their wedding anniversary, Kevin was diagnosed with ALS. Kevin has had a wheelchair since 2015 and was working with a different company when he got his first wheelchair. They first heard of Numotion at an ALS clinic and he asked his wife to give Numotion a call.


Kris’s Story

Kris is a father of 8 children ranging from 20 years old to 18 months. In November of 2015, Kris was hit crossing a street by a car going 45mph resulting in him becoming an incomplete C4-C7 spinal cord injury survivor. Kris said he has a huge, wonderful family and is blessed to be here today and doesn’t take it for granted because it could be gone in the blink of an eye.


Kyann’s Story

Kyann was born and raised in Bellingham, Washington. She was diagnosed with Charcot Marie Tooth (CMT) when she was eight years old. She then received a second diagnosis of Heredity Spastic Paraplegia at age twenty-four. Kyann is Director of Accessibility for Wandke Consulting and a passionate advocate for the disability community. As a disabled woman, she strives to educate society on how social barriers like ignorance and stereotypes, limit the disability community. Kyann loves to travel, write, and drink coffee.


Lexi’s Story

Lexi is an 18-year-old from Charlotte NC, who is a writer avid reader. She loves world history, mythology, anything Star Wars or Marvel universe and enjoys swimming and adaptive horseback riding.