Numotion's COVID-19 Response: What you Need to Know

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Analiese

Analiese’s Story

Analiese was born with Spina Bifida which impacts the amount of sensation and movement she has in her legs. When she was younger, she walked with a walker but that became more difficult as she got older. “I found more independence in my wheelchair because I was able to fully take in every experience, rather than that using all of my energy getting to my destination and being tired when I got there."

Andre

Andre’s Story

Andre is a happy, smart, and joyful eight-year-old twin boy that developed hydrocephalus and cerebral palsy with spastic triplegia as a result of a brain bleed at birth. He loves Pete the Cat, slides, swings, and bubbles.

Adam

Adam’s Story

Life for Adam, a political science major at Sacramento State University, has completely changed since receiving his new Permobil standing power wheelchair.

Amber

Amber’s Story

Amber is mom to three amazing boys with Down syndrome. While raising three boys has its challenges, things got a lot more complicated at the end of 2016 when Amber was in a serious car accident and suffered a spinal cord injury at the C1 level and is now a paraplegic.

Avery Joy

Avery Joy’s Story

Avery Joy is 4 years old and from Mangham, Louisiana. She was diagnosed with Adenlysuccinate Lyase Deficiency, a metabolic, genetic disorder when she was 8 months old. She developed epilepsy at 3 months old and continues to have almost daily seizures.

Caleb

Caleb’s Story

Caleb was born with Trisomy 21 (Down syndrome) and at 14, developed catatonia. Catatonia is the loss of different skills, including the ability to communicate meaningfully. In 2017 Caleb received a speech device. It took him a while to figure it out, but he has worked hard at it and it’s getting easier.

Chris

Chris’s Story

Chris became the only licensed quadriplegic performance stage rally racer in the U.S., with his desire to race to come after his injury. Finding enjoyment in physical work and construction, Chris’s hobbies include building and racing my rally car, fishing, kayaking and just building anything I needed it wished to.

EB

EB’s Story

Elizabeth (EB) is 43 years old, living in Little Colorado. Before her injury, EB went to college in Boulder and graduate school in Denver and spent over 8 years in California working as a physical therapist. In an unfortunate turn of events in her late 30s, she dove headfirst into a swimming pool causing a severe spinal cord injury at the cervical level of her spinal cord leaving her a complete quadriplegic.

Hannah

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.

Kyann

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

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.

Nakia

Nakia’s Story

Meet Nakia, she is a 33-year-old woman who loves spending time with her seven nephews and one beautiful niece. She loves eating, shopping, and watching movies. In high school, Nakia was active with cheerleading and volleyball. In 2007 Nakia was involved in a motor vehicle accident that broke her neck, bones in the left side of her face cracked her skull, and a ruptured her spleen. The doctors didn't think she would make it through the night, and she was in a coma for a month. Nakia woke up with a T4 spinal cord injury.