The AmTryke Road Show!

20 09 2012

Here at Advantec we support many different clients over a multitude of different industries. Our clients work in industries ranging from the Legal Industry to the Medical Industry. In order to best serve them, we always try to keep up with the current events that are happening in each individual history, especially when it involves our clients themselves!

One of our clients, AMBUCS, is known for creating tricycles for children with special needs. As a non-profit organization, AMBUCS consists of a diverse group of people who are dedicated to creating mobility and independence for people with disabilities. 

We all remember being young and learning to ride a bicycle, but for some children with certain disabilities, they often do not get the chance to create this important memory. Thanks to the AmTryke Therapeutic Tricycle, individuals who are unable to operate a standard bicycle can learn to ride and enjoy the experience. To date, over 15,000 AmTrykes have been distributed, most being purchased through volunteer donations and many simply donated.  The tricycles are so unique because they can be hand and/or foot operated and accommodate various degrees of physical limitations. 

Another service that AMBUCS is dedicated to is their scholarship program for therapy students in their junior or their senior year. They have awarded scholarships to over 14,000 students pursuing degrees in physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology, and audiology. The total amount in scholarships that they have awarded thus far totals over $7.7 million dollars.

 

Image

This amazing organization has a recent event coming up that we thought our readers and friends would like to know about. The event is called the AmTryke Road Show, which is a collection of events held throughout the year and across the country that has a goal of creating awareness among therapy professionals of their program. An AmTryke trailer filled with equipment and accessories is brought to organizations such as clinics, rehabs, and children’s hospitals. Each stop on the road show can include an in-service training and/or a bike day event.

For more information about an event coming to your area, check their Events Calendar page! It should be an amazing event and you get the chance to help an amazing cause! As always, for more information about our clients and our products, visit Advantec’s Website

Advertisements




From Despair To Victory- Rwanda Inspires Millions

4 09 2012

As many of our readers are probably well aware of, the Paralympics are underway! Teams from all over the globe will compete in a multitude of sports, hoping to bring home a medal for their country. Among one of those teams is the team from Rwanda, a country that is still known for the 1994 genocide that took place there.

A slaughter of almost one million people that happened in a period of eight months during a civil war. Today, the country is still rebuilding from that tragic event. While emotional wounds are healing and government is getting back up on its feet, hundreds of thousands of citizens remain who are now amputees. Those who have survived the violence but are forever reminded of what happened. In day to day life, no one talks of the genocide anymore, and these victims walk the streets unseen and unheard. 

If you ask any member of the Rwanda volleyball team, they can recount the same horrible events. One player, Emile Vuningoma, started playing in 2009. He said he wasn’t necessarily comfortable with sitting volleyball at first, but it was a good game for people with disabilities. Born with his disability, his parents did not have enough money to pay for the medical treatment that may have saved his leg. He says that playing for this team has given him a sense of purpose that many disabled people in Rwanda have yet to find.

A player who was directly affected by the genocide is the team’s captain, a man by the name of Dominique Bizimana. He told reporters that he was young when the genocide occurred and a mine exploded that took his leg when he was only sixteen years old. He played volleyball before the accident as well, but after he lost his leg he was determined not to give up. He then began playing for the sitting volleyball team and is enjoying every moment of it. 

 

Image

The paralympics are a great way to inspire and motivate those with disabilities to break down the barriers that are separating them from their dreams. We here at Advantec work with companies who work hard to stir the same motivation in their clients! For more information on the paralympics, visit CNN’s Page. As always, for more information on how any business can benefit from our custom-tailored software, visit the Advantec Website.








%d bloggers like this: