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McKenzie

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

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.

Rebecca

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.

Sean

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

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.

Zander

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.

Tamara

Tamara’s Story

Numotion Brand Ambassador Karen Roy, introduces us to Numotion customer and Ms. Wheelchair Louisiana 2019, Tamara.

Donovan

Donovan’s Story

Donovan is an adventurous two-year-old who loves playing with his six siblings and being outside. He was diagnosed with Spina Bifida myelomeningocele, the most severe form of Spina Bifida, at 20 weeks while still in Utero.

Elizabeth

Elizabeth’s Story

Elizabeth and her family have been supported by Numotion, who introduced the family to complex rehab technology like custom seating for her wheelchair, activity chair and a device that allows Elizabeth to keep her head in place. Numotion Assistive Technology Professional, Lindsey, has been instrumental in discovering new solutions to some of Elizabeth’s needs.

Elliot

Elliot’s Story

Elliot is a happy three-year-old who loves swinging and being outside. At seven months, Elliot started having seizures and was diagnosed with infantile spasms which caused severe developmental delays. Several months later Elliot was given the official diagnosis of cerebral palsy.

AJ

AJ’s Story

AJ is a spunky, silly, and energetic two-year-old from Eau Claire, WI. AJ loves Elmo, music, and fire trucks. At 13 months, he was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy, but it never slowed AJ down.

Greg

Greg’s Story

A freak accident on the ski slopes of Colorado last year left Greg paralyzed from the waist down. Despite his injury, Greg's determination to stay active never wavered and he has found new ways to do just that.