Alan Cook

Alan Cook - wheelchair user with Spinal Cord Injury and hand cyclist
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How TAI gave one family their life back – part 2

Posted by Alan Cook, October 19 2020

Having organised their whole lives around her enema schedule, Alice and her family discovered the benefits of Transanal Irrigation  TAI. Would Alice finally be able to go to the toilet without pain?

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Topics: TAI, Transanal Irrigation, Children

How TAI gave one family their life back – part 1

Posted by Alan Cook, October 13 2020

A family might take for granted the typical activities they might enjoy – swimming, nature and play. For one family, none of this would have been possible had they not discovered Transanal Irrigation – TAI.

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Topics: TAI, Transanal Irrigation, Children

Less infections & more freedom, bladder management therapy that works

Posted by Alan Cook, July 29 2020

After a devastating jump into a swimming pool on his vacation trip in Greece, Michael Kerr injured his spine and came to understand that his paralysis came with consequences other than he could have imagined.

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Topics: UTI, wheelchair, ISC, Spinal Cord Injury

The first person to scale Mount Meru in a wheelchair

Posted by Alan Cook, July 15 2020

Earlier this year, LoFric user Ina Åkerberg set off to climb Africa's fourth highest mountain, Mount Meru, with the aid of wheelchair and crutches. Ina has since completed the trek and returned. Here she shares her story of this remarkable  adventure.

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Topics: Spinal Cord Injury, Spinal injury, SCi

Brand Ambassador Spotlight - Jesse Billauer

Posted by Alan Cook, November 20 2018

In March 1996, Jesse Billauer was one of the top 100 junior surfers in the world and only weeks away from turning professional when an accident changed his life forever. But he didn't let a twist of fate get in the way of his love for surfing.

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Topics: Self-catheterisation, Spinal Cord Injury, Sports, Coping Strategies, Catheterisation, Lifestyle, Paralympics