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Navigating the Skies

Challenges, solutions and ways to advocate to improve air travel for people who use mobility equipment Last summer, Jonathan Lengel had the opportunity of a lifetime. A musician and an actor, Lengel, 17, was excited to take part in a study abroad music program in Spain. The trip was also the first time Lengel took…

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Driven by Purpose

How Shea C. Megale is striving to make a difference in the world through politics, writing, and a drive to make the world a better place. Shea Megale believes in living with purpose.  Already an established author, Megale, 28, will graduate in May with two master’s degrees from Georgetown University and is writing legislation that…

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Pivot Point

How passion and purpose keep entrepreneur Jeremy Siegers moving forward When Jeremy Siegers discovered commercial art, he knew he’d found his life’s calling.  “A family friend owned a local sign company and one of his sons was away at college, and they got really busy, so the owner asked my father if I’d be interested…

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Moving Forward

How a passion for serving clients fuels Nicole Gahman’s love for her work Nicole Gahman has been a part of the complex rehabilitation technology (CRT) industry for nearly 30 years. With the exception of a short 17-month break from the industry, she’s spent most of her career making sure clients have what they need to…

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Solving The Problem

Dr. Mark Schmeler on the important role data can play in proving effectiveness of assistive technology and establishing best practices and policies The future of healthcare will be driven by data, experts say, and data has a big role to play in proving the value and efficacy of complex rehabilitation technology equipment and interventions.  “Most…

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Rosie Roaming

What NSM client Rosie Dunn is learning about herself while living abroad Last fall, Nashville native and National Seating & Mobility (NSM) client Rosie Dunn took a big step and moved to Ireland for a year to complete her master’s in disability studies at University College Dublin. A longtime travel enthusiast and a manual wheelchair…

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Servant of the People

How Kaity Ellis’ bid for office is all part of her passion to serve others When Kaity Ellis was six years old, she knew that one day, she’d serve in public office.  “I don’t remember if it was the Senate or the House of Representatives, but I remember that the TV was on CSPAN,” Ellis…

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Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for People with Disabilities

Looking for the perfect gift for someone who uses mobility equipment? Our 2023 holiday gift guide can help! The holiday season is here, and we want to help you keep it merry and bright. From adaptive clothing to the latest in gaming tech, here are a few of our favorite products, gadgets and gear, curated…

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Creating Community and Change

How participants in the Ms. Wheelchair America competition are creating community and making the world a better place A year ago, Chandra Smith had never heard of Ms. Wheelchair America.  “I didn’t know there was a competition that focused on disability advocacy,” says Smith, who was crowned Ms. Wheelchair America 2024 earlier this year.  Smith,…

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CREATING COMMUNITY & CHANGE

How participants in the Ms. Wheelchair America competition are creating community and making the world a better place Women compete at the state level, then move on to the Ms. Wheelchair America national competition, where they’re judged on advocacy, achievement, communication and presentation. The goal is to select the most accomplished and articulate spokeswoman for…

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