UroMed’s non-profit motivational program, Life After Spinal Cord Injury, hit the road yesterday to Birmingham, Alabama, stopping by Lakeshore Foundation to film a segment for NBC 13‘s talk show, Daytime Alabama.
While there, the LASCI team had the opportunity to visit with new and old friends throughout Lakeshore. We also got the chance to catch the University of Alabama‘s Wheelchair Basketball team in action!
Our segment with Wendy Garner on Daytime Alabama will air Friday, February 17, in conjunction with an adaptive sports documentary, The Movement, that will air on NBC 13 on Saturday, February 18.
The Denver Post ran an excellent story on The Movement recently, here’s an excerpt:
Early in Kurt Miller‘s overpowering new documentary about disabled skiing called “The Movement,” narrator Robert Redford beautifully summarizes the message of the film and the purpose of Miller’s parallel mission to give more disabled people opportunities to ski.
“This is the story of movement,” Redford says. “It’s about finding that turning point when physical disability is no longer a limitation, but a part of your character. Like most movements, this one began with a crystallizing event, a ski accident causing permanent paralysis.”
“The Movement” tells the story of Rick Finkelstein, a Universal Pictures executive and diehard skier who was paralyzed Dec. 29, 2004, skiing one of the least threatening places on Aspen Mountain, Kleenex Corner. When Finkelstein went back to Aspen last winter to learn how to use a mono-ski, Miller put it on film.
Other characters include Jim Martinson, an accomplished athlete who lost his legs in 1968 when a land mine exploded in Vietnam, killing four fellow soldiers; Mike May, who was blinded at age 3 but would set a speed-skiing world record (65 mph) for blind skiers; Chris Waddell, who was a collegiate racer when he was paralyzed in a ski crash but went on to win 13 Paralympics medals; and Traci Taylor, a former March of Dimes poster child who went skiing with Miller’s film-making father, Warren, at Winter Park in 1985.
Lakeshore Foundation is a non-profit 501c3 organization that promotes independence for persons with physically disabling conditions and provides opportunities to pursue active, healthy lifestyles. Lakeshore Foundation offers a wide range of fitness, recreation, athletic and education programs to children and adults who experience diagnostic conditions including spinal cord injuries, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, stroke, amputation, and visual impairment. The Foundation also serves persons who have been diagnosed with arthritis, diabetes, chronic pain, cardiac conditions, and many other related disorders. http://www.lakeshore.org/
Bert Burns became quadriplegic as a result of an automobile accident during his youth. His desire to make a positive difference in the lives of people with disabilities led him to create a free motivational program for peer support and rehabilitation groups called Life After Spinal Cord Injury. In 2010, the free, nonprofit program helped more than 600 medical professionals, patients, former patients, and family members with information, advice, and encouragement. LASCI expects to more than double that number in 2011. LASCI is sponsored by UroMed, [ http://www.uromed.com ] one of the largest urological supply companies in the country. Join more than 6000 friends in our Facebook support community at: http://www.facebook.com/LASCIonline
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