180 Medical Partners with
Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation
180 Medical, a leading supplier of catheters and ostomy supplies, is proud to announce its partnership with the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation. The Reeve Foundation is dedicated to curing spinal cord injury and improving the quality of life for people living with paralysis through grants, a wealth of information, and advocacy. You can help support the Reeve Foundation initiative simply by purchasing supplies through 180 Medical. A portion of all catheter proceeds go to the Reeve Foundation and based upon the growth of our company, our annual donation could increase as much as 250%!
“As an individual that suffered a spinal cord injury more than 15 years ago, not a day goes by that I do not appreciate the importance of the effort to find a cure for spinal cord injury and the need to support individuals and their family until one is found. Frustration from a lack of information regarding my care and access to catheter products that could improve my quality of life is actually what drove me to start my company, 180 Medical,” said founder of 180 Medical Todd Brown.
When Brown became paralyzed from the T-7 vertebrae down as a result of a Motocross accident, he soon learned that adjusting to the reality of life in a wheelchair was extremely difficult. Dealing with repeated urinary tract infections that first year was compounded by the fact that none of the urinary catheter and medical supply companies Brown dealt with were truly knowledgeable about spinal cord injuries.
“Fortunately for me, some friends who were also in chairs were aware of my issues and opened my eyes to a universe of catheter products out there specifically aimed at reducing the occurrence of UTIs. Shortly thereafter I founded 180 Medical with the purpose of getting these catheter supplies to people in similar situations,” said Brown.
180 Medical was created to provide education, great service, and quality catheter supplies to patients that need to use urinary catheters so that their lives can be improved, a mission consistent with the Reeve Foundation’s outstanding work in the areas of research and support.
Reeve Foundation Resources
Call (800) 539-7309 to talk to a Reeve Foundation Information Specialist from the Paralysis Resource Center.