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McKenzie’s Story

McKenzie Coan was diagnosed at nineteen days old with a condition called Osteogenesis Imperfecta, also known as brittle bone disease. McKenzie has met her share of challenges but she turns each one into an opportunity for growth.


Paul’s Story

When Paul Erway knows what he wants, he goes for it full force. Paul accomplished his goals with patience, persistence, and a joyous spirit. In 1980, when Paul was in college, he was in a car accident which caused a C4 through C6 spinal cord injury. Before Paul's injury, his passion was horses, and he was pursuing a career as a horse trainer. After Paul's injury, his career path changed, but his need for speed did not.


Paulina’s Story

Paulina is thirteen years old and loves to listen to music and swing outside in her spider swing. She has an infectious laugh and especially enjoys it when one of her five siblings; three sisters, and two brothers play with her. Paulina was born with cerebral palsy and autism in Ukraine but is currently living in Arkansas.


Porter’s Story

Porter is 17 years old and living in Pocatello, Idaho. He is the 5th of 6 children with 3 older sisters and one older brother and a younger brother. Porter was injured in April of 2021 when he dove into a shallow pool and shattered his C5 and cracked his C6.


Rebecca’s Story

Rebecca is 31 years old and lives in Southeast Michigan. She was born with Escobar Syndrome. This is a genetic condition that affects all of her joints and muscles. She can’t straighten out her fingers, elbows, knees, and hips and has severe scoliosis which affects her breathing and wears hearing aids in both ears and has glasses due to being low vision. However, since receiving her new Quantum Stretto wheelchair she said she has found more independence and mobility with its many features.


Rob’s Story

Rob Semple lives in Waco, Texas. He was diagnosed in November of 2019 with ALS with a rare variant form called Brachial Amyotrophic Diplegia. At first, Rob and his family were thankful, before they realized how limiting it would be. Eventually, things became even harder when the disease began to affect Rob’s balance and his ability to walk. This was unexpected for them, and they needed to move quickly to get a power chair. 


Sean’s Story

Sean and his Numotion team worked very hard to obtain this life-changing equipment, the Jaco Robotic Arm. The Jaco Robotic Arm resembles a full human arm that corresponds to the shoulder, elbow, and wrist. The Jaco Robotic Arm trial was a huge success. Sean quickly learned how to operate this complex device through his wheelchair joystick. He was immediately able to pick up a fork and simulate feeding himself, grasp a bottle of water from the counter and get himself a drink. Sean can do a variety of things independently with the assistance from his Jaco Robotic Arm like: drinking, eating, scratching an itch,  holding his phone, playing chess and reaching things. 


Steve’s Story

Numotion customer, Steve, is 48-years-old living in Woodbridge, Connecticut, with his girlfriend, Sandra, also a Numotion customer. When Steve was a kid living in Long Island, New York, he was diagnosed with severe scoliosis, and a benign spinal cord tumor called an Astrocytoma. Steve had two surgeries to remove the tumors, which caused nerve damage, resulting in a spinal cord injury at the T4/T5 level and making him a full-time wheelchair user.


Tyler’s Story

Tyler is thirty-six years old from Snohomish, Washington. Tyler is a C1 quadriplegic, paralyzed from the neck down from a diving accident in 2012. In the summer, Tyler enjoys skydiving, scuba diving, sunbathing and pretending he is Formula One race car driver as he tears through his property. In the winter he enjoys watching football, reading, and learning a new skill at least once per year.


Wes’s Story

In April 2020,  Wes was diagnosed with ALS and received a power wheelchair from Numotion. Since Wes is a huge Minnesota Wild Ice Hockey fan, Numotion decked his chair out in Minnesota Wild colors. Stephanie, Wes’ wife said that their Numotion team has been fabulous.


Xavier’s Story

At eight months old, Xavier was diagnosed with quadriplegic cerebral palsy. Quadriplegic cerebral palsy refers to difficulty in controlling movements in the arms and the legs. Numotion has been a part of Xavier’s mobility journey for 10 plus years working with ATP, Lindsey.


Zander’s Story

At thirteen months old, Zander went from a walking, running and climbing baby to a paraplegic in a few short hours. Zander was diagnosed with Acute Flaccid Myelitis, a rare disease that affects the spinal cord, the part of the nervous system that carries messages to and from the brain. He was treated at Levine Children’s Hospital and spent three weeks there for inpatient rehab. Recovery from AFM is unknown. Zander continues to make slow but steady progress.