Introducing the Propel Donation Program
Created in the fall of 2012 to support Sunrise Medical’s mission of “improving people’s lives,” Propel provides assistance to end users who may not have access to complex rehab products and technology.
Each quarter, the Propel Donation Committee reviews all submitted applications and selects one or more individuals to receive product donations.
Propel’s first donation recipient is Suheil Aghabi from Burbank, CA. Suheil, 41, lived through a car accident that rendered him paralyzed from a T6 Spinal Cord Injury. Nearly 20 years after his accident, Suheil is devoting his life to a new purpose – manually propelling 3,300 miles from Los Angeles, CA to Long Island, NY! Suheil says, “This journey is not only to help me regain and take control of my life, but also to challenge my own will, commitment, and dedication.” Sunrise Medical and Suheil worked with Rob Morgan, an ATP with Numotion out of Chatsworth, CA, to fit and order a Quickie® Q7™ ultra lightweight, rigid frame wheelchair with Spinergy LX wheels and Schwalbe Marathon tires.
Wallace Choy of Mililani, HI was diagnosed with neurofibromatosis, which causes him to be in and out of the hospital for surgeries, on bed rest for months at a time, and without work. Without coverage for wheelchairs under his medical insurance and not qualifying for Medicare, Medicaid, or Social Security benefits, Wallace does not have access to the complex rehab technology that will enable him to be independently mobile. Sunrise Medical and Wallace worked with Frank Lane, an ATP with National Seating & Mobility out of Honolulu, HI to fit and order a Quickie® 2 folding manual wheelchair with the Quickie® Xtender™ power assist.