SPORTS ‘N SPOKES, the recreation magazine of the Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA), has spotlighted UroMed founder Bert Burns’ success as a wheelchair athlete in an article that is part of a series meant to encourage people with disabilities to “Get Out & Enjoy Life This Summer”.
Read the article, titled “Bert Burns: The Back Story” at http://www.pvamagazines.com/sns/magazine/article/3708/bert_burns_the_back_story
Athlete, rehabilitation professional, business owner, motivational speaker, family man: Burns achieved all of these things since he completed a 5-month spinal-cord injury (SCI) rehabilitation program at Lucerne Spinal Center in Orlando 29 years ago. And over the years, Burns has relied on SPORTS ‘N SPOKES magazine as a motivational tool, reference point for his racing career, as well as a resource for setting goals in his career outside of sports.
Burns competed internationally as a wheelchair racer until 2004, and was featured in 15 consecutive issues of SPORTS ‘N SPOKES over the course of his sports career. However, his greatest achievement in racing came in 1992 as he accepted a gold medal at the Barcelona Paralympics for the 4×400 relay.
“It’s an amazing honor to be featured within S’NS as a role model for younger generations of SCI individuals. I hope they’ll take the same approach to using S’NS as a resource and tool for success, and I would love to help with any questions that younger racers may have,” says Burns.
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About SPORTS ‘N SPOKES magazine SPORTS ‘N SPOKES is a bimonthly publication produced by the Paralyzed Veterans of America. S’NS reports on competitive sports and recreation for wheelchair users. Since 1975, S’NS has been a leader in wheelchair sports coverage and currently goes to more than 50,000 subscribers in 43 countries worldwide. Our readers come from all walks of life, all having one thing in common: determination! SPORTS ‘N SPOKES is committed to providing a voice for the wheelchair sporting and recreation community. For more information, visit http://www.sportsnspokes.com
About Life After Spinal Cord Injury
Bert Burns became quadriplegic as a result of an automobile accident during his youth. His desire to make a positive difference in the lives of people with disabilities led him to create a free motivational program for peer support and rehabilitation groups called Life After Spinal Cord Injury. In 2010, the free, nonprofit program helped more than 600 medical professionals, patients, former patients, and family members with information, advice, and encouragement. LASCI expects to more than double that number in 2011. LASCI is sponsored by UroMed, [http://www.uromed.com] one of the largest urological supply companies in the country. Join more than 2,500 friends in our Facebook support community at: http://tinyurl.com/LASCIpage