UroMed Launches E-book on Overcoming Disabilities

"Courage" book cover

The Stories of Hometown Heroes, now available for Kindle and iPad readers. Photo courtesy of UroMed, Inc.

UroMed, supplier of urological medical products, has released an e-book based on their Hometown Heroes blog. “Courage: Stories of Hometown Heroes,” by John E. Phillips, features 16 people who have overcome disabilities such as spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, spina bifida and transverse myelitis:

  • 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 nurse with spina bifida
  • 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
  • Michael Dickey – a C-6 quadriplegic who is part of the U.S. Paralympics Marksmanship team.

"The idea for Hometown Heroes was inspired by the thousands of people who participate in our online peer support community on Facebook through our nonprofit program, Life After Spinal Cord Injury,’ said Craig Stevens, president of UroMed. “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."

The e-book is available for Kindle and the iPad here.

Read the blog here, and check out Life After Spinal Cord Injury.