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180 Medical Patient Advocates

Our Patient Advocates at 180 Medical touch lives across the United States in doctor’s offices, children’s hospitals, and rehabilitation centers. They often mentor children and adults with spina bifida as well as newly spinal cord injured people while providing support, resources, and positive encouragement.

Meet our Patient Advocates

Patient Advocate Steve Kearley SCISteve Kearley

Steve has been a C6 quadriplegic since 1988. As a Patient Advocate, he loves sharing his experience to help others see their lives aren’t over because of their spinal cord injury. Steve is passionate about playing quad rugby, and he loves being able to help others with disabilities get involved with adaptive sports too. Also, he shares helpful tips for navigating life with a spinal cord injury in his posts on the 180 Medical blog.

Meet Steve

 

Patient Advocate Brendan Downes Spina BifidaBrendan Downes

When Brendan was born with spina bifida, his family received guidance and help. Today, he likes to “pay it forward” by offering compassionate care and support to other families and children with spina bifida. Brendan also regularly writes posts on the 180 Medical blog about living an independent life with spina bifida.

Meet Brendan

 

Additional Resources

180 Medical College Scholarship
Our annual scholarship program is available to students with conditions including a spinal cord injury, spina bifida, an ostomy, transverse myelitis, and/or a neurogenic bladder.

Online Catheterization Instructions
180 Medical offers step-by-step instructions for how to use catheters for men, women, and children.

180 Medical Ron Howell Caregiver Scholarship
This annual scholarship opportunity is ideal for college students who are caregivers for a loved one with a chronic disability.

180 Medical Kids Club
We provide a fun and helpful introduction to using catheters for children and their parents or caregivers. Through fun activities and colorful stories, your child can learn how to hygienically self-cath.

Spinal Cord Injury Videos

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