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

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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.

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

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

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.

Kris

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

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.

Paul

Paul’s Story

Paul has been a Numotion customer since 2015, living a happy and thriving life. Paul tributes his custom wheelchair for allowing him to become a member of the broadcast media. “I have been able to cover different events and conventions and interview some pretty amazing folks,” said Paul. “I wouldn't have been able to achieve many career accomplishments like becoming an Accessibility consultant for the gaming community and working with major video game developers if I didn't have mobility help from my wheelchair.”

Callie

Callie’s Story

In 2016, the day after Christmas, Callie’s life forever changed when she went into septic shock while pregnant with her son, Quinn. The chain of events and journey that followed were equal parts heartache and triumph. Despite the challenges, Callie has found true independence.

Carlos

Carlos’s Story

Carlos lives an independent and active life. He likes to watch sports, go to the gym and spend time with his puppy. He has been a Numotion CRT customer since his injury but primarily needs products from Numotion’s Medical Supply business.

Dan

Dan’s Story

Dan was diagnosed with motor neuron disease (MND) in March of 2018 and ALS in June of 2018. By the end of 2018, he was beginning to use his power chair and by March of 2019, he became fully dependent on his power chair.