At Accessibility Medical®, we all come to work every day because we want to solve the biggest problem for individuals who are disabled, aging or have chronic health concerns. With healthcare cost increasing on average of 14.1% annually one of the largest challenges is simply the expense. Managing his own Muscular Dystrophy, our founder and CEO, D. Garrett Drake brought together leadership with one goal, figure out how to disrupt the cost of medical equipment.
For several months we traveled worldwide across Asia, Latin America and within the United States having direct conversations with leading manufacturers, consultants, engineers, and healthcare experts. In that time, we also established our own capacity for manufacturing FDA approved bathing aids and mobility medical equipment. But we didn’t stop there, we began to realize the number of equipment that could be reused if we could create a thorough sanitation and refurbishing process. Working directly with the State of Missouri we created another way to bring affordability to the marketplace by offering quality refurbished equipment that look and function like new. Our refurbished equipment is available to non-Missouri residents as well.
Throughout the history of business, too often we’ve seen profit over people. Our mission is to flip this philosophy because we believe everyone deserves the opportunity to live independently and afford the chance to maintain their healthcare challenges. We want to make a difference addressing one of the largest healthcare challenges, making medical equipment and healthcare supplies affordable for everyone.
Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation
We’re dedicated to advancing quality of life and discovering cures for spinal cord injury in the here and now. There are many ways to get support, get involved and donate to support the Reeve Foundation mission.
Our mission is to connect families dealing with spinal cord injuries with the life experiences of others, and to provide medical information and resources.
Midwest Adaptive Sports
Mission: To provide therapeutic recreational and competitive sports programs for individuals with disabilities. Our objective is to have fun, build independence, self-esteem, confidence, physical development and socialization. We strive to enhance active participation in all aspects of the community by promoting the concept of ability through integration, public awareness and education.
Paralyzed Veterans of America
Paralyzed Veterans of America, a congressionally chartered veterans service organization founded in 1946, has developed a unique expertise on a wide variety of issues involving the special needs of our members – veterans of the armed forces who have experienced spinal cord injury or dysfunction.
PVA will use that expertise to be the leading advocate for:
- Quality health care for our members,
- Research and education addressing spinal cord injury and dysfunction,
- Benefits available as a result of our members’ military service,
- Civil rights and opportunities that maximize the independence of our members.
To enable Paralyzed Veterans to continue to honor this commitment, we must recruit and retain members who have the experience, energy, dedication, and passion necessary to manage the organization and ensure adequate resources to sustain the programs essential for Paralyzed Veterans of America to achieve its mission.
The Whole Person
The Whole Person connects people with disabilities to the resources they need by supporting independent choice and advocating for positive change in the community.
The Whole Person envisions a fully accessible community where opportunities and choices are not limited by disability.
Our core values influence how we interact with each other, guide how we go about our work and fulfill our mission. Our core values are: Respect; Integrity; Inclusiveness; Commitment; and Collaboration.
The Whole Person provides services to people with disabilities and their families and strives to help them identify and implement resources appropriate to their situation.
We serve the following counties in *Missouri: Cass, Clay, Jackson and Platte.
We serve the following counties in *Kansas: Johnson, Leavenworth and Wyandotte.
United Spinal Association
United Spinal Association is a national 501(c) (3) nonprofit membership organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of all people living with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D), including veterans, and providing support and information to loved ones, care providers and professionals.
We believe no person should be excluded from opportunity based on their disability. Our goal is to provide people living with SCI/D programs and services that maximize their independence and enable them to remain active in their communities.
Sign Up as a Free Member!
Individual membership is free and open to people with spinal cord injuries or disorders, family members, care providers and professionals, and interested individuals. You will be able to obtain your free New Mobility Magazine subscription and join one of our many chapters if you so choose. Access all of the resources and support available through United Spinal Association!
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