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UroMed (URMD) Launches E-book on Hometown Heroes Overcoming Disabilities

5/3/2012 12:43:42 PM

SUWANEE, Ga., May 3, 2012/PRNewswire-iReach/ -- UroMed, a leading urological medical supply company, has released Courage: Stories of Hometown Heroes, the first in a series of e-books featuring a collection of stories from their Hometown Heroes blog. Written by John E. Phillips, the e-book features 16 individuals who have overcome disabilities like Spinal Cord Injury, Multiple Sclerosis, Spina Bifida and Transverse Myelitis to lead successful lives and serve as inspiration to others. Some of the individuals featured in the first book are:


  • Christine Kent a handcyclist and former model who was paralyzed by a stalker who tried to kill her,
  • Scot Hollonbeck a wheelchair Olympian who was paralyzed at the age of 14,
  • Misty Blue Foster a young nurse who hasn't let Spina Bifida get in the way of following her dream,
  • Clay Dyer a professional bass fisherman who has no hands and feet and only one partial arm,
  • Jeanne Wilson a competitive weightlifter who was born with Spina Bifida, and
  • Michael Dickey a C-6 quadriplegic who has travelled the world as part of the U.S. Paralympics Marksmanship team.

Download the Hometown Heroes e-book for Kindle and iPad at Amazon:

UroMed is publishing the e-book series for Kindle and iPad users because of the accessibility advancements that these technology devices offer. "Kindles and iPads have become some of the most popular assistive technology products available to people with disabilities. As a growing number of our customers are relying on Kindle and iPad for everyday tasks, online access and entertainment, we wanted to offer more resources and content that is designed specifically for the people we serve," says UroMed Director of Marketing Lisa Wells.

The Hometown Heroes e-book is also viewable on mobile phones that have the Kindle app installed.

About Hometown Heroes

"The idea for Hometown Heroes was inspired by the thousands of people who participate in our online peer support community on Facebook through our non-profit program, Life After Spinal Cord Injury. As they continually share their own stories and pictures of success in everyday life, we wanted to help spread the good news even further to eliminate stereotypes associated with disabilities and to inspire even more people who may not have yet discovered Life After Spinal Cord Injury," says UroMed President Craig Stevens.

The Hometown Heroes series serves as an extension of "Get Out & Enjoy Life", a program that UroMed sponsored last summer in conjunction with SPORTS 'N SPOKES, the sports and recreation magazine of the Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA). That program encouraged people with disabilities to "Get Out & Enjoy Life" in all 50 states by featuring a state-by-state listing of accessible vacation spots, outdoors programs, and other events.

Helpful Links

Hometown Heroes:
Life After Spinal Cord Injury on Facebook:
Life After Spinal Cord Injury ongoing events:

About Life After Spinal Cord Injury
Bert Burns became quadriplegic as a result of an automobile accident during his youth. His desire to make a positive difference in the lives of people with disabilities led him to create a free motivational program for peer support and rehabilitation groups called Life After Spinal Cord Injury. LASCI is sponsored by UroMed, [] one of the largest urological supply companies in the country. Join more than 8000 friends in our Facebook support community at:

About UroMed

Headquartered in Suwanee, GA [a suburb of Atlanta], UroMed is one of the nation's leading providers of single-use catheters, urological and disposable medical supplies, including intermittent catheters, closed system catheters, condom catheters, pediatric catheters and continence care products. Most of UroMed's customers experience urological or incontinence issues due to conditions like Spinal Cord Injury, Spina Bifida, Transverse Myelitis or Multiple Sclerosis. Many of UroMed's employees have a personal connection to understanding their customers' urinary health and incontinence needs, as 20% of UroMed's customer care associates either has a disability or has a family member with a disabling condition.

UroMed is nationally accredited for Medicare reimbursement and most state Medicaid plans, and partners with private health insurance providers and health plans to provide patients with single-use catheters, catheter kits and incontinence products. UroMed also has seven staffed regional offices located in and around the following metro areas: Columbia, SC; Jacksonville, FL; Dallas, TX; Carlsbad, CA; Knoxville, TN; Richmond, VA; and Baton Rouge, LA; enabling next-day delivery after a customer's initial medical supply order. For more information, please visit or call 1-800-841-1233.

Note: If you have a Hometown Hero that you would like to recognize, please contact us below and we'll be glad to review their story.

For more information, contact:
Lisa Wells
UroMed, Inc.

Keywords: UroMed, urology, incontinence, catheters, Kindle, Amazon, iPad, blog, Hometown Heroes, Life After Spinal Cord Injury, Paralyzed, paralyzed veterans, paralysis, quadriplegic, paraplegic, Facebook, wheelchair, disability, non-profit

Media Contact: Lisa Wells UroMed, Inc., 800-841-1233,

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