On Wheels and Behind the Wheel: Tips for Adapted Driving

by Lisa

LASCI founder Bert Burns was paralyzed more than 30 years ago when a drunk driver ran a red light and struck the car he was driving.  It would be understandable if, after that life-changing experience, Bert decided not to drive anymore. However, as a 20-year-old on wheels, Bert realized then – and now – that… Read More

UroMed Founder Bert Burns Joins BlazeSports America’s Board of Directors

by Lisa As a father of twins, Bert has a special place in his heart for helping children.

As part of a lifelong goal to help and serve individuals who use wheelchairs, UroMed Founder Bert Burns has accepted a charitable role on the Board of Directors for the national youth sports organization, BlazeSports America. BlazeSports America is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that was born out of the legacy of the 1996 Paralympic Games… Read More

The Silver Lining of Blended Families by Bert Burns

by Allison

Editor’s Note:  One of the most common questions we get at LASCI events revolves around relationships, especially marriage and divorce as the issues surrounding these family situations are more complex after a spinal cord injury or life-changing event. SCI experts will tell you that divorce rate statistics are about the same for wheelchair users as… Read More

Navigating Marriage from the Seat of a Chair by Bert Burns

by Allison

Editor’s Note:  This is our second article in a series on dating and relationships.  The first story discussed dating, and this one is about marriage.  Now that you’ ve found your special someone, you might be talking about getting hitched.  Below, LASCI founder Bert Burns, a C6-7 quadriplegic, shares his thoughts on navigating marriage as… Read More

Get Out, Enjoy Life 2013: UroMed & Sports ‘N Spokes Offer Accessible Adventures Event

by Allison

It’s Get Out, Enjoy Life’s third year and we’re doing it extreme. For the third consecutive year, SPORTS ‘N SPOKES, the sports and recreation magazine of the Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA), has teamed up with UroMed’s nonprofit program Life After Spinal Cord Injury (LASCI) and the online community, Wheel:Life,  to encourage people with disabilities… Read More

The Do’s & Don’ts of Dating with a Disability

by Allison

Editor’s Note: When Bert was only 20 years old and a college intramural sportsman, he was hit by a drunk driver. The force of the impact threw Bert from the car. He broke his neck at C6 and C7, and learned he would have to face life as a quadriplegic. Bert spent the next six… Read More

UroMed Sponsors Beyond The Chair’s 2013 Golf Benefit & Fundraiser

by Allison

On June 1, 2013, UroMed joined forces with Beyond The Chair to support and sponsor their fundraising efforts during the organization’s 1st Annual Beyond The Chair Golf Benefit held at Silverhorn Golf Club of Texas.  Based in San Antonio, Beyond The Chair exists to provide an improved quality of life for individuals with spinal cord… Read More

What LASCI Means to Me

by Allison

Editor’s Note: Bert Burns started UroMed, one of the nation’s largest urological supply companies, at a time when it was difficult for people with spinal cord injury to find home medical supplies, especially catheters for home delivery.  But did you know that LASCI is even older than UroMed? Bert began his motivational speaking career, and… Read More

MS Mondays: Cold Weather Tips

by Allison

Depending on where you live, it could already be chilly out; you may have even seen snow already. Perhaps you’re in a part of the country that is still enjoying warmer weather. Or you could be in an area that is still deciding whether it wants to be fall or winter – warm one day,… Read More

MS Mondays: Holiday Travel Tips

by Allison

The busiest travel period of the year is nearly upon us and 40 million Americans are expected to travel this holiday season. For the millions of Americans with disabilities, traveling, especially flying, can add extra hassles. However, that doesn’t mean you should just stay home. With more and more places all over the world becoming… Read More

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