New Beginning BackPack

A young man in a manual wheelchair with a New Beginning BackPack on the back of his wheelchair is rolling toward enlarged images of the Backpack content.New Beginning is a nationwide initiative that empowers individuals to overcome the wide-range of challenges that accompany living with a spinal cord injury or disorder.The BackPack serves to help people find quality healthcare and resources; employment opportunities and education; choose the proper adaptive equipment and home modifications; locate peer support groups; and find a new beginning.

National Spinal Cord Injury Association is distributing backpacks to people newly injured or diagnosed that are leaving hospitals and rehabilitation facilities.The backpacks contain information and consumer resources on mobility and medical equipment, disability benefits, accessible housing, leisure and travel, healthcare, and much more.Most people are universally unprepared at first to live with a life-changing injury or disease.The quicker we can reach these individuals and their family members and caregivers, the better their outcomes will be.

 
New Beginning BackPack Sponsors

GOLD SPONSORS allergan-logo permobil
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SILVER SPONSORS allsup-logo coloplast-logo kempf-inc-logo morph-wheels
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  medtronic-logo nmeda-logo redman-backpack-logo scootaround-backpack-partner
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  surehands-backpack-logo Teleflex tri-state-advocacy-project
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For more information about sponsoring the New Beginning Backpack Initiative, please contact Megan Lee, National Sales Director, United Spinal Association at 718-803-3782 ext.7253 or mlee@unitedspinal.org.