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180 Medical 2015 College Scholarship Recipients: Spotlight on Mary Beth

by Jessica October 7 2015 12:20
Earlier this month, we announced all of our 2015 College Scholarship recipients. We had a large and amazing group of applicants, so it was difficult to narrow down to our final seven recipients. We are honored to be a part of helping students achieve their dreams. As the fall semester progresses, we will continue to feature our individual scholarship recipients, so be sure to sign up for the newsletter to get notified when new blog posts are published. Last week, we featured Mallory. Today, we are featuring Mary Beth Davis. 

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Mary Beth is attending Oklahoma State University this fall and working towards becoming a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. In 2010, she was involved in an injury that left her paralyzed from the chest down. She was told not only that she would never be able to walk again, but that she would have to change her career plans. "That kind of news is not easy for anyone to swallow," she says. Despite it all, she and her family remained steadfast in their faith, and Mary Beth continued to work hard to achieve her goals. 

mary beth graduateNot only has she done exceptionally well with her academics, she has also proven a dedication to helping others and her community, such as participating as a board member and volunteer of the INTEGRIS Patient and Family Advisory Council, helping out at animal rescues, and motivational speaking and nutritional/health advocacy. She is also a Reeve Foundation peer mentor as of 2015. She likes to keep active to, using the handcycle, FES bike, and EasyStand Evolve. She has also participated in the Ms. Wheelchair Oklahoma pageant in 2014 and 2015, taking home the People's Choice award and the Professionalism award. 

As Mary Beth continues working toward her lifelong dream of becoming a veterinarian at OSU, and we are so happy to be able to contribute to her future. 

We are honored to offer an annual scholarship program to help those with spinal cord injuries, spina bifida, transverse myelitis, ostomies (ileostomy, urostomy, and/or colostomy), and/or neurogenic bladder. We know paying for college isn't easy these days, and we also understand that there can often be extra financial difficulties for aspiring students who live with these conditions. To learn more about 180 Medical's annual scholarship, visit www.180medical.com/scholarships.



About the Author:

Jessica has worked for 180 Medical for 6 years and currently works as Purchasing & Marketing Coordinator. Her favorite things about 180 Medical are her great co-workers and getting to work for such a fun, caring company! She loves writing, music, art, and & spending time with her dogs, friends & family.
 

180 Medical 2015 College Scholarship Recipients: Spotlight on Mallory

by Jessica September 28 2015 08:27

Earlier this month, we announced all of our 2015 College Scholarship recipients. There were so many amazing applicants with inspiring stories and goals, and like every year, our scholarship committee had a really hard time narrowing down to the final 7 winners. We are honored to be able to help students achieve their dreams. 

Throughout the next few months, we will be featuring each individual winner on our blog, so stay in the loop and sign up for our newsletter to get notified when new posts are published. This week, we are happy to feature one of the recipients this year, Mallory Turner. 

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Mallory, a 22-year old student attending graduate school in Accounting, is an amazing person who proves a great dedication to her goals and achieving academic excellency. When she was only 16, she was injured in a car accident that left her quadriplegic. "To an independent, athletic, and outgoing 16 year old girl, it seemed like the end of the world," Mallory said, recalling the aftermath of the accident when she was told she would be in a wheelchair the rest of her life.

mallory turnerDespite the odds, she was determined to not let this new condition and way of life derail her dreams. Mallory wrote in her essay: "I wanted an even playing field; that way when I do succeed, it is on my own merit and not because I received preferential treatment." With a little ingenuity, she has learned to type using only her pinkies and utilizes various ways to make tools such as pens or makeup brushes easier to handle. She graduated at the top of her class in high school, maintaining a 4.03 GPA.  Although college was an entirely new challenge, she made it through all four years, and as of this fall, she is pursuing a Master of Business Administration. She is on the HSU Honor Roll, and is an active member of Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society, Phi Beta Lambda Collegiate FBLA, and Psi Chi International Honor Society. She also enjoys assisting her church by functioning as the AWANA bookkeeper and the co-ed softball coach during the summers.

Mallory's commitment to her goals and her independence is really incredible, and we are happy to be able to contribute a piece toward her future. 

180 Medical is honored to offer an annual scholarship program to help those with spinal cord injuries, spina bifida, transverse myelitis, ostomies (ileostomy, urostomy, and/or colostomy), and/or neurogenic bladder. We know paying for college isn't easy these days, and we understand there can often be extra financial difficulties for aspiring students who live with these conditions. To learn more about 180 Medical's College Scholarship, visit www.180medical.com/scholarships.

September is Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month. Learn more:
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Jessica has worked for 180 Medical for 6 years and currently works as Purchasing & Marketing Coordinator. Her favorite things about 180 Medical are her great co-workers and getting to work for such a fun, caring company! She loves writing, music, art, and & spending time with her dogs, friends & family.
 

Time to Apply for 180 Medical's 2015 College Scholarship Program

by Jessica January 28 2015 13:24
Are you seeking financial assistance to help pay for your full-time college hours in the Fall of 2015?  Up until June 1st of this year, eligible applicants can apply for one of seven awards. Learn more:

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180 Medical College Scholarship Recipients: Spotlight on Ian

by Jessica September 23 2014 16:57
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After the announcement of our 2014 180 Medical College Scholarship recipients on August 1st, 2014, we have been featuring our nine individual winners on our blog, and today, we'd love to introduce you to another well-deserving recipient, Ian Peterson.

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Seven years ago, just one month after his high school graduation during a fun summer outing at a lake, Ian took a dive into the water and tragically injured his spinal cord at C6-7, leaving him a quadriplegic. While this accident could've potentially had a negative affect on his life, he felt that the rehabilitation period helped him to learn more about himself. Over the course of much rehabilitation and therapy, he has been able to regain the use of his arms and hands, as well as some sensation in his core.

Prior to his accident, Ian wanted to pursue a career in medicine, already having had obtained his EMT certification. "I felt that since I am in a chair, I would be able to have a positive impact on people with spinal cord injuries and improve their quality of life," Ian says. He spoke with friends and mentors about his strengths, his weaknesses, and what career path he should take, and after careful thought, he decided to focus on a goal of becoming an administrator at either a long-term care facility, skilled nursing center, or rehabilitation hospital, and in this way he will still be able to "care for those who could not otherwise care for themselves without assistance."

While Ian has continued his therapy, ian peterson scholarship winnerhe has also stayed active with hand cycling, and he is also on the North Texas Cowboys Quad Rugby team. He married the love of his life in 2013, which was an exciting milestone. During this time, he has also maintained good scholarly standing on the Dean’s List, along with maintaining membership with the American College of Health Executives, Upcoming Student Professionals, and president of the UNTHSC MHA Association. As of January 2014, he has been working as an Administrator in Training at Green Valley Rehabilitation. Ian is attending graduate school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center this fall and plans to graduate in December of 2014. We're excited to play a part in assisting Ian with his goals in graduate school and to see how he will be able to help others in his future career.

180 Medical is honored to have a scholarship program to help those with spinal cord injuries, spina bifida, transverse myelitis, and/or a neurogenic bladder. Paying for college isn't easy these days, and we understand that there are often extra financial difficulties for aspiring students who live with these conditions. To learn more about 180 Medical's College Scholarship program, visit http://www.180medical.com/Scholarships.

Did you know that September is Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month? Learn more here.

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About the Author:

Jessica has worked for 180 Medical for 5 years and currently holds the title of Purchasing & Marketing Coordinator. Her favorite things about 180 Medical are her great co-workers and getting to work for such a fun, caring company.

180 Medical College Scholarship Recipients: Spotlight on Garrett

by Jessica September 10 2014 10:53
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On August 1st, 2014, we announced our 2014 180 Medical College Scholarship Recipients. We continue to shine the spotlight on our nine individual winners on our blog. So far, you have learned about Nichole and Danielle. Now, take a moment to meet another well-deserving winner, Garrett Bazany.

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When Garrett was only a 15-year-old teenage boy playing on a trampoline in the backyard, the unthinkable happened. He took a fall and broke his neck, leaving him an incomplete quadriplegic. Garrett states that while it was a difficult experience in which his faith was tested, he found a new way to look at his life. "With a lot of prayer, determination, a positive attitude, and support from friends and family, I learned that anything is possible."

Being an incomplete quadriplegic meant he might not ever be able to walk again. The odds may have been against him, but through hours of physical therapy and sheer determination, Garrett was able to walk with the aid of a walker across the stage at his high school graduation. His classmates weren't the only ones who were amazed -- his story even appeared on the local news and the Today Show. While he is not walking on his own just yet, he has a goal to keep breaking the limits.

 

Throughout high school, Garrett has maintained a high GPA (graduated high school with a 3.98 GPA) as a Distinguished Academic Leader and a member of the National Honor Society. He was voted by his Senior Class of high school as "Most Likely to Make an Impact." In his first year at Calvin College, he was awarded the American College Foundation Visionary Scholarship Grand Prize and the Dean's Scholarship for outstanding academic achievement. During this time, he has stayed active in his community, volunteering at the Special Olympics and at Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Center, where he counseled and mentored other teen boys who were going through rehabilitation after a spinal cord injury. He also maintains an active lifestyle, participating in adaptive downhill snow skiing, adaptive water skiing, 180 medical scholarship winner garrett bazany skiingIntramural Dodge Ball, indoor rock wall climbing, and kayaking.

Garrett is now in his second year of attendance at Calvin College. He is majoring in Pre-Medicine, and his goal is to become a rehabilitation physician to help others faced with similar experiences to his own. "I will be in a unique position to really make an impact in the world of rehab and advocate for others with a disability, since I have firsthand experience on what it is like to live with paralysis," he says. We here at 180 Medical are excited to see what Garrett achieves and how he will touch others' lives with his positive attitude, his experience, and his future career.

180 Medical is honored to have a scholarship program to help those with spinal cord injuries, spina bifida, transverse myelitis, and/or a neurogenic bladder. Paying for college isn't easy these days, and we understand that there are often extra financial difficulties for aspiring students who live with these conditions. To learn more about 180 Medical's College Scholarship program, visit http://www.180medical.com/Scholarships.

Did you know that September is Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month? Learn more here.

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Jessica has worked for 180 Medical for 5 years and currently holds the title of Purchasing & Marketing Coordinator. Her favorite things about 180 Medical are her great co-workers and getting to work for such a fun, caring company.

180 Medical Recognizes Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month

by Jessica September 4 2014 16:55
September 1st marks the beginning of a full month dedicated to raising awareness about spinal cord injuries.

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It's important for us all to be aware of spinal cord injuries and the life-changing effects they can have on those living with SCI every day. According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Association, "every 48 seconds in America, a person becomes paralyzed." This can occur from motor vehicle accidents, sports injuries, falls, and more.

You may already know that our founder Todd Brown was injured in a motocross accident and is paralyzed from the chest down. This accident is what eventually led him to create our company, so the cause is, of course, near and dear to our hearts here at 180 Medical. We also have employees on staff who have been affected by spinal cord injuries.

According to a recent study by the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, there are approximately 1,275,000 people living with spinal cord injuries, so chances are that you or someone you may know has been directly or indirectly affected. You're not alone.

We invite you to share this post to help spread awareness of spinal cord injuries to your friends and family.

Visit the links below for more resources.

  • Christopher & Dana Reeve Paralysis Resource Center -- Request a free copy of their comprehensive Paralysis Resource Guide and get access to informative videos, facts, local resources. There are options to donate, join Team Reeve, and get involved in raising awareness.
  • National Spinal Cord Injury Association -- Join NSCA's United Spinal Team Advocacy to work for change, stay in the know on upcoming events and the latest news, and access local chapters and support groups. You can also find publications, advocacy brochures, handrims for your wheelchair, and more in their online store. 
  • The Buoniconti Fund -- A non-profit organization committed to finding a cure for paralysis from spinal cord injury. Stay up to date on the latest news and events, donate, and find support and resources.
  • Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) -- An organization dedicated specifically to United States Military service members and veterans who are paralyzed. Find news, information, and local chapters for support.
  • United Spinal Association -- This organization is dedicated to providing support and enhancing quality of life for those with spinal cord injuries. Find resources, support from peers and your community, counseling for veterans, ways to get involved and donate, and more.
  • Travis Roy Foundation -- Stay up to date on recent research, find volunteer opportunities, donate, and find other ways to get involved.
  • Apparelyzed forums -- Meet others who are dealing with various issues related to spinal cord injuries and/or paralyzation in an online forum. Connect with their Facebook page for additional peer support and networking.


180 medical jessAbout the Author:

Jessica has worked for 180 Medical for 5 years and currently holds the title of Purchasing & Marketing Coordinator. Her favorite things about 180 Medical are her great co-workers and getting to work for such a fun, caring company.
 

180 Medical College Scholarship Recipients: Spotlight on Danielle

by Jessica August 28 2014 16:09
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On August 1st, 2014, we revealed all of our 2014 180 Medical College Scholarship Recipients. And as our winners begin their classes this fall semester, we will continue highlight individual winners on our blog. Last week, we featured Nichole Sheridan. This week, we are happy to turn the spotlight to another well-deserving recipient, Danielle Watson.


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Danielle has always loved being active, and not even the accident that changed her life could change her drive to succeed. In the summer of 2011, she fell 300 feet in a rock-climbing accident, breaking her back at and leaving her paralyzed at T6.
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Despite the long rehabilitation process in the hospital and multiple surgeries that followed this grueling ordeal, when her surgeon told her that she had "survived the unsurvivable," she decided to honor every moment. The realization that she was still alive helped her to keep her outlook positive, even through the hard process of adapting to life in a wheelchair.

Since that time, she has gone back to school, maintaining a 4.0 GPA and an Honors student standing. She currently volunteers at Volunteers in Medicine and Oregon Adaptive Sports, and she also travels for inspirational speaking engagements. She stays active with many hobbies, including mono-skiing with Oregon Adaptive Sports, mountain biking and ski camps at Adaptive Sports Center, art, and she has also completed 3 half-marathons, one marathon, and a triathlon.

Danielle is attending the University of Puget Sound this fall to pursue a career in Occupational Therapy and is really excited to have an opportunity to help others in her future job. She really demonstrates an unbreakable spirit and a drive to keep staying active, no matter the circumstance, and we're glad to play a part in helping her to achieve her dreams.

Our scholarship program was created to help those with spinal cord injuries, spina bifida, transverse myelitis, and/or a neurogenic bladder. Paying for college isn't easy these days, and we understand that there are often extra financial difficulties for aspiring students who live with these conditions. To learn more about 180 Medical's College Scholarship program, visit http://www.180medical.com/Scholarships.


180 medical jessAbout the Author:

Jessica has worked for 180 Medical for 5 years and currently holds the title of Purchasing & Marketing Coordinator. Her favorite things about 180 Medical are her great co-workers and getting to work for such a fun, caring company.
 

180 Medical Sponsors NeuroResources Outreach's 2014 No Boundaries Expo

by Jessica August 26 2014 10:34
This past Saturday, August 23rd, the 2014 No Boundaries Expo was held at the State Fair Grounds in Oklahoma City. 180 Medical was proud to attend and be a Gold Sponsor of this exciting event. no boundaries todd brown

This event was presented by NeuroResources, a chapter of the National Spinal Cord Injury Association that focuses on advocacy for those dealing with paralysis and/or neurological disabilities and offers various specialized resources such as a free clinic every Monday afternoon from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., an Equipment Share Program, and more.

The No Boundaries Expo offers a wealth of resources, showcases, workshops, and fun for anyone who may have a spinal cord injury or other physical challenges. Attendees can make connections with others and learn about new options that could add to your life.

Over 75 organizations showcased adaptive sporting events like wheelchair basketball, sled hockey, and more. There were various adapted arts performances such as dance and karate. New equipment and products were presented as well.

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It was a day full of fun and learning for everyone who attended. We certainly had a blast there, as always, and it was great to see such a wonderful turn-out this year!


180 medical jessAbout the Author:

Jessica has worked for 180 Medical for 5 years and currently holds the title of Purchasing & Marketing Coordinator. Her favorite things about 180 Medical are her great co-workers and getting to work for such a fun, caring company.

A Reflection on 20 Years After Todd Brown's Spinal Cord Injury

by Jessica August 20 2014 11:43
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todd brown founder of 180 medical Today marks a full 20 years that have passed since our founder Todd Brown’s accident, which ultimately led to his idea to create 180 Medical. While it’s not an anniversary we celebrate, we want to take a moment to reflect back on the past twenty years and accentuate the positive outcome after his accident.

Many of you may know by now what an inspiring life Todd has led thus far. From an early age, he was very active and participated in various sports like basketball and track. He grew up around motorcycles. His dad was involved in a sport called motocross, which is a physically-demanding, fast-paced form of motorcycle racing on mostly off-road, closed courses.

“Me and my brother started racing from a very young age,” said Todd, recalling his passion for the sport.

Then in 1994, after graduating college and marrying his wife Annette, a tragic accident during a motocross jump left Todd with a T-7,8 spinal cord injury. He was only 25 years old, and now, he was paralyzed from the waist down. 

While in the hospital, Todd called his closest friends and family to let them know what had occurred. His wife and family rushed to be by his side, and one thing people noticed was that his indomitable spirit had not been dampened.


“He basically said, ‘Well, God put this in front of me and gave me some challenges,’ and it didn’t make a difference to him,” Randy Brown, his brother, said.


Todd knew his life would never be quite the same as it was before his motocross accident that left him paralyzed, but he was determined to persevere.

“I had a business, I had a family, and I was just trying to get out of rehab,” Todd said, recalling those difficult first few months.

Part of the difficulties he faced as a new paraplegic was nearly constant UTIs (urinary tract infections) from cleaning and reusing his red rubber catheters, as he'd been instructed to do while in rehab. The infections were negatively impacting the quality of his life, and on top of that, he had to deal with medical supply companies who didn't seem to understand his condition or care, and he had to deal with frequent trips to the doctor and constant doses of antibiotics due to his UTIs.

Feeling worn down and tired of being sick, Todd knew there had to be a better way.

Despite all of that, the drive to stay active was still inside Todd, so he began doing wheelchair races, and he participated in his first wheelchair marathon just six months after his motocross accident. One day, while attending a wheelchair race, a fellow athlete friend talked to Todd about his issues with frequent UTIs and asked if he’d ever heard of sterile-use catheterization (which is the process of using a catheter one time and then disposing of it, versus reusing after cleaning it) and gave him a closed system catheter to try out.

Todd’s health began to improve, and he realized that, with continued use of the right equipment and the right techniques, his quality of life had done a 180 degree turn back in the right direction. 

It was not long after this that Todd decided he wanted to start a company that would be able to provide the right equipment, great service, and education to anyone who needed catheters and other supplies.

It was a leap of faith, and he and his wife didn’t have much starting out, but Todd was ready to make his dreams a reality, so they started their medical supply company out of their own garage. Todd just knew he could make a difference in others’ lives.

Over those 20 years since Todd’s accident, he has not only started 180 Medical, which is one of the fastest-growing, nationally-accredited providers of sterile use catheters and ostomy supplies, he has also accomplished much more.

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He and his wife are both strong advocates for adoption. He still takes times to visit spinal cord injury patients in rehab, and he will often mentor the newly injured. Even with his continually growing business, he finds time for his family and his passions, like fishing, hand-cycling, snow-skiing, and staying active in his church.

Todd’s story inspires everyone who hears it. He is a driven and kindhearted individual who turned a negative into a positive by working hard to start a successful business, and he achieved his goal of turning lives around through 180 Medical.

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Summer Camps for Children with Spina Bifida and/or Special Needs

by Jessica July 2 2014 15:51
It's summer, and for many children, teens, and young adults, that means it's time for camp! If you're a parent or caretaker of a child with Spina Bifida, a spinal cord injury, special needs, or any other challenges, you want them to have the same opportunities for fun activities as any other child has.

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Take a look at our compiled list of various camp and programs across the United States. Some are even available year-round!

Alabama

Camp ASCCA (Alabama's Special Camp for Children and Adults)
ASCCA is a nationally recognized leader in therapeutic recreation for children and adults with both physical and intellectual disabilities. Providing weekend and week-long sessions, Camp ASCCA is open year-round.

Arkansas

Camp Aldersgate
Creating life-changing experiences for children with spinal cord disabilities and spina bifida ages 6-16.

California

AbilityFirst’s Camp Paivika
This camp has helped thousands of children and adults with disabilities make friends, try new things,, and become more confident and independent.

Camping Unlimited – Camp Krem
Enriching the lives of those with special needs, a fun and safe program of recreation, socialization, and education.

Camp Ronald McDonald at Eagle Lake

Dedicated to supporting children with disabilities and disadvantages and their families. Arts and crafts, water sports, group activities and more.

Easter Seals Central California – Camp Harmon

Residential camp program for children and adults with disabilities at Boulder Creek.  

Painted Turtle Camp
Offers various different camp options for children with chronic and life-threatening illnesses including those with spina bifida and paraplegia, Crohn’s and colitis, and more.

Colorado

Challenge Aspen
Week-long day camps including an outdoor adventure camp, music and dance camp, teen camp, and a high rocky adventure.

CFCE Summer Camp
Camps available in Loveland and Denver, this four week camp runs Monday through Friday for children with motor disabilities.
Camp Roundup River Ranch Roundup
River Ranch is a medically supported camp for kids with chronic and life-threatening illnesses.

Connecticut

The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp
Dedicated to providing a different kind of healing to seriously ill children and their families throughout the Northeast, free of charge.

Camp Harkness

Camp providing individual support, with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Southeastern CT. http://www.thearcnlc.org/camp.php

Hospital for Special Care Ivan Lendl Adaptive Sports Camp
Week-long day wheelchair sports camp for children ages 7-18 living with physical disabilities.

Delaware

Children’s Beach House, Inc.
Camp programs on the Delaware Bay providing a unique experience for children with special needs to explore and learn from our natural environment. Activities include swimming, sailing, kayaking, arts and crafts, and more. 

Florida

Camp Boggy Creek
For ages 7-16 who have been diagnosed with a chronic or life-threatening condition.
Easter Seals Florida Camp Challenge
Week-long fully accessible overnight or day camp for children and adults with disabilities or special needs, ages 6+.


Georgia

Camp Krazy Legs
Overnight summer camp for children and teens with spina bifida who meet eligibility criteria.
Lindsey’s Place Camp
Year-round recreation program for ages 7-30, providing activities for those with special needs.
BlazeSports Georgia Blaze Camps
Several locations, ages 8-19. Two-day and one-week sessions sports summer camps for youth with physical disabilities.

Camp ASCCA – Easter Seals
Ages 6 and up. One-week sessions for people with disabilities. Aquatic activities, arts and crafts, horseback riding and more.

Camp Sparrowood
Ages 8+, one-week sessions for high functioning, special needs individuals. Includes nature activities, crafts, games, and swimming.

Camp Twin Lakes
Ages 7+, traditional camp with swimming, sports, nature activities, canoeing, and archery for campers with a variety of medical disabilities.

Illinois

Camp IndependenceRun by the YMCA of Metro Chicago and Illinois Spina Bifida Association
Overnight camp designed especially for people with spina bifida. Designed to learn self-care, develop new friendships, and try new adaptive sports.

Indiana

Camp Millhouse
Surrounded by 45 acres of woods, a residential camp for differently-abled people of all ages.

Iowa

Camp Sunnyside
For children and adults with and without disabilities ages five and older, features an accessible indoor pool and the Meredith Tree House.
Camp High Hopes
Designed to offer a fun, safe, and adaptive recreational environment for people with disabilities, their friends, and families.

Kentucky

Center for Courageous Kids
Camp for children living with life threatening illnesses to have fun and forget about their everyday struggles.

Maine


Camp CaPella
Providing camp programs for children and adults with disabilities, and their families.

Pine Tree Society Camp
Offers seven six-day overnight sessions geared toward various ages and disabilities.

Maryland

Camp Greentop
Year-round camping & therapeutic recreation program provides life-changing experiences in a safe environment for youth and adults with disabilities.
Easter Seals Camp Fairlee
Accessible camping opportunity located near Chestertown, Maryland. Residential/recreational camp for ages 6 and up.

Massachusetts

Camp Howe
Provides day, overnight, and weekly camping programs for persons of all ages with a primary focus on creating a community in which everyone is included and has a sense of belonging.

Michigan

Bay Cliff Health Camp's Camp Independence
One-week camping program for adults with physical disabilities with a wide variety of activities and special events.

Bay Cliff Health Camp's Spina Bifida Family Camp
Camp for families of those with Spina Bifida.
Camp Grace Bentley Camp
Hosts campers with a range of physical and mental challenges ages 7-16.

Minnesota

Camp Friendship, Camp Courage, Camp Courage North, Camp Eden Wood, Camp New Hope
Providing life-changing experiences that enhance independence and self-esteem for children and adults with disabilities. Follow link for more information and 2014 schedule.

Camp Fish Tales
Wheelchair-accessible camp on 67 acres devoted to providing a unique camping atmosphere for those with special challenges.

Mississippi

Camp Dream Street
5-day camping program for children with physical disabilities.

Missouri

Camp MITIOG
A week-long summer camp in Excelsior Springs, MO devoted to children living with spina bfiida. 

New Hampshire

Camp Allen
Private, non-profit residential summer camp for individuals with physical and/or developmental disabilities. Located in Bedford, New Hampshire.

New Jersey

Camp Merry Heart
Recreation and activities for people of all ages and all types of disabilities and special needs in Hackettstown.
Camp Chatterbox
Therapy camp for non-speaking or severely speech-impaired children, ages 5 -16, who functionally use synthesized augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices.

New York

Camp Paquatuck
Camp for children and young adults, ages 6-21, with physical and developmental disabilities.

Camp Anne
A fun-filled, safe environment for children and adults who require various levels of support, and who may also have physical and/or medical needs.
Camp Huntington
Offers therapeutic recreative programs during summer and weekends for individuals with developmental disabilities.
Southampton Fresh Air Home
Serving physically-challenged children ages 8 to 18.
Double H Ranch Summer Camp
Camp for ages 6-16 dealing with critical or life-threatening illnesses, giving them a chance to experience the magic of the Adirondacks.

Camp Oakhurst
Camp options for adults and children, available for those with physical or developmental disabilities to enjoy a memorable summer experience.

North Carolina

Camp Carefree
Free one-week camping experience for kids with chronic illnesses including spina bifida and spinal cord injuries.

All Abilities Camp
Ages 5-16, open to children with and without disabilities. Campers participate in a variety of activities, including horseback riding, arts and crafts, and more.

Camp Free Spirit
Ages 2 and up, for those with physical or developmental disabilities. Day camp that uses outdoors and animals, especially horses, to teach individuals everyday living skills and an understanding of animals and the great outdoors.

Ohio

Camp Echoing Hills
Different camp opportunities for various age groups and mild to severe physical and/or developmental disabilities.

Camp Cheerful
Camp for children with disabilities and autism. Therapeutic horsemanship sessions are also offered year-round.

Oklahoma

Kamp Wildfire
Five-day retreat for children with spina bifida. Also open to children with Cerebral Palsy. Located in Pryor, OK.

Camp ClapHans
Residential summer camp for children with disabilities for ages 8-16.

Oregon

Camp Attitude
Christian camp with a safe and inclusive environment for kids with special needs.
Camp Yakety Yak
A two-week, therapeutic day camp that helps children with special needs grow socially and emotionally by improving their communication skills.

Pennsylvania

FireFly Camps & Retreats
Provides year-round opportunities for personal development and skill-building for individuals with spina bifida and related disabilities.

Club LilyCamp
For adults 19 and up with any disability.

York County Day Camp
A six-week York County day camp, specifically designed for those with disabilities ages 5-21.
Dauphin County Day Camp
Three-week day camp specifically designed for those with disabilities ages 5-21.
Cumberland County Day Camp
Three-week, Cumberland County day camp for those with disabilities ages 5-21.

Adams County Day Camp
Three-week Adams County day camp in a therapeutic environment.

Camp Woodlands
Camps available for children and adults with disabilities and chronic illnesses.

Camp Spifida
A camp for children with spina bifida ages 6-18. A week full of fun activities like arts and crafts, fishing, swimming, paddle boats, hayrides, rope courses, climbing walls, and more.

South Dakota

Spirit Camp
Designed to enhance self-confidence and improve independence.

Texas

Camp John Marc
Six-day residential camp for children with Spina Bifida ages 8 to 15.

Camp For All – Camp LIFE
Created to promote an inclusive environment for all kids accepting children with a variety of special needs including autism, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, and more.

Camp That Love Built
Completely adaptive summer camp that gives those with Spina Bifida opportunities for independence and fun!

Utah

Camp Kostopulos
Dedicated to improving the lives of people with disabilities through the medium of recreation and leisure education. Offers fishing, horse riding, swimming, campouts, arts and crafts, and more.

Virginia

Camp Easter Seals UCP
Camp designed to offer children and adults with disabilities the opportunities for sing-a-longs and talent shows to canoeing, nature walks, swimming, and arts and crafts.

Washington

Easter Seals Camp - Stand By Me
Fully accessible recreational camp for children and adults with any disability.

Camp Holiday Trails
A camp for children with special health needs.

Outdoors for All Summer Day Camps
Provides an active camp environment for children with and without disabilities ages 5-21.

Camp Prime Time
A camp for terminally ill and disabled children and their families.

West Virginia

Mountaineer Spina Bifida Camp
Held at Cedar Lakes in Ripley for ages 8-18. Swimming, socialization skills, sports and more.

Wisconsin

Badger Camp
Provides a positive natural environment where individuals with developmental challenges can learn about their surroundings and realize their full potential.


Although the contents of this list are believed to be reliable when posted, 180 Medical cannot guarantee this information to be current, accurate, or complete. Please contact the organization holding the camp for additional details regarding the events.

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