Back from Mount Meru - supporting Haydom Friends in Tanzania

Posted by Sam Crow, August 25 2020

Reaching the summit of Mount Meru has been a momentous achievement for our wheelchair users, and it's all for a good cause - the Haydom Friends project in Tanzania, supporting children with Spina Bifida.

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Topics: wheelchair, Spinal Cord Injury, spina bifida

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: wheelchair, Bladder Management, Spinal Cord Injury, ISC, UTI

To the top of Mount Meru, Tanzania by wheelchair

Posted by Sam Crow, July 22 2020

We recently shared a blog about Ina Åkerberg and her adventure in reaching the summit of Mount Meru. In this blog, we hear from Lisa Schmidt and Daniel Lebuser, wheelchair users who accompanied Ina on her summit. This time Daniel writes about their incredible journey from a different perspective.

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Topics: wheelchair, SCi, spina bifida

Straight Shooting Travel Tips

Posted by Sam Crow, July 17 2019

Travelling abroad with a spinal cord injury can present a number of challenges but with the right preparation, your travels can be made a lot smoother. Having been involved with Paralympic sport for 11 years, Select Nurse Lead, Bev Collins, has helped athletes to prepare for and travel to numerous overseas events. Here Bev shares her top tips.

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Topics: Catheterisation, Travelling with Catheters, wheelchair, Paralympics, Bladder Management, Spinal injury, Self-catheterisation

What a paralympian packs on the road

Posted by Mike Kerr, May 3 2018

Michael Kerr, of the Great Britain Rio Olympics rugby wheelchair team, talks about how an all-in-one catheter kit fits in with the life of a travelling athlete.

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Topics: Catheterisation, wheelchair, Paralympics, Lifestyle, Travel, Sport, ISC, Self-catheterisation