LASCI recently visited two facilities in San Antonio: Rolling Inspiration and Beyond the Chair. Here are some pictures from our visit!
Christopher Salas was injured in 1997. Since then, he has been awarded volunteer of the year at Warm Springs Rehab and inducted onto their Wall of Fame. He has been a mentor to the newly injured throughout the city of San Antonio for many years. He is also working with the Alamo Colleges on making them all more accessible for people with all disabilities. He coaches, recruits and plays for the new STRAPS Soccer program for those with disabilities. He is the starting goalie for the 2012 championship team. While doing all these things, he also is a full time student with a 4.0 GPA who was just asked and accepted into Phi Theta Kappa honor society. Christopher does not lead authoritatively but by example and is the true definition of Rolling Inspiration!
Rolling inspiration was started in 2010 with only 4 members and has blossomed to over 30 members. Our mission is to get people to stop existing and start living. Last year we had members participating in things from visiting Sea World to waterskiing and even surfing. We continue to grow and help individuals thrive instead of just survive. Rolling Inspiration was recently honored as the 2012- 2013 organization of the year by the United Way and was just awarded a grant from the National Spinal Cord Injury Association.
Beyond The Chair
Beyond The Chair offers a supervised safe and effective exercise program for those living with spinal cord injuries and other neurological disabilities. We utilize a variety of exercise science techniques and modalities to enable our clients to achieve optimal functional recovery and well-being. Beyond The Chair understands that every neurological condition is unique and our Certified Neuro-Fitness Specialists will design one-on-one custom-made exercise programs to meet the specific needs and goals for clients of any age, level of injury, or condition.
UroMed and LASCI is thrilled to support the community we serve with free events like these above, nationwide! If you would like Bert to speak at your event, contact Lindsey Beacham at 1.800.841.1233 or firstname.lastname@example.org.