Our clients and participants are dynamic people who don't let life pass them by sitting down! [Pun definitely intended.] They have a powerful impact and make a big difference in their communities. It is our privilege to share their stories with you!
Who We Serve
Inclusive Inc clients often utilize power wheelchairs while struggling to use tools with buttons, levers, knobs, and handles in a world designed around manual dexterity. Opportunities for travel, communications, recreation, education, and employment are severely limited due to the additional complexity of meeting their needs. Those limited by quadriplegia or tetraplegia, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, and Lou Gehrig's disease or ALS find our solutions ideally suited to their needs. However our solutions can also greatly simplify the lives of those with less limitations also; such as paraplegics, those who have suffered a stroke, brain injury, spina bifida, or other disabling disease or injury.
What a Few of Our Customers Are Doing in Their Communities
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Laird Murfey - Blogger - La Jolla, California
Laird is a 8 year old firecracker and blogger at Living Like Laird, with Cerebral Palsy, but he doesn't let his disability define him. His mission is "My mission is to help people understand what it is like living with a disability. Personally, I love being in a wheelchair and having a disability. This is the life I was given and it's an amazing one. I am here to help people living without disabilities understand how similar we are to them and people living with disabilities to realize how capable they are."
Matt Keil - Iraq Veteran -
Matt and his lovely wife Tracy are actively involved in the Wounded Warrior Project and other advocacy and support efforts for injured soldiers returning from Iraq and elsewhere. Matt was shot by a sniper in Iraq on February 24, 2007. The bullet entered the right side of his neck, which severed his spine, clipped an artery and his left lung before exiting out of the left side of his back. Matt is a ~C4 quadriplegic, however has C5 movement in his left arm! Matt's CaringBridge webpage.
Michael Murach - Artist - Elk Mound, WI USA
Produces fabulous works of fine art with his mouth. He uses the Vocalize Voice Controlled Cell Phone System to stay in touch with friends, family, and customers.
(Pictured with wife Melissa)
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Bill Bussier - Resort Owner - Isla Aguada, Mexico
Owns and operates Freedom Shores (in Retirment)
(Pictured with wife Thelma)
A unique beach accessible Four-Star Resort & RV Park in the little fishing village of Isla Aguada, Campeche on the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. $105 per night includes complete cares for Quads, ALS, MS, CP, MD, etc.!
"I purchased a Comfort Carrier from Mark and it has almost eliminated in the extreme hassle of getting on and getting off aircraft! I still have to be carried and I still have to be put on that damn "crucifixion chair" but it has eliminated the "manhandling" and the "accidental dropping" totally! EVERYONE who uses a wheelchair needs to buy this product before you fly again! I am suggesting that all of my clients who fly to Freedom Shores buy one before they leave! It is also wonderful for getting in and out of kayaks here at Freedom Shores. It makes transitioning from the wheelchair to the kayak a simple process. Mark, congratulations on a great product!"
"I am very happy that I met Mark Felling! He is a wonderful example of someone who is waging a furious and courageous fight against quadriplegia! His enthusiasm is contagious and the products he offers the handicap community is impressive and extremely utilitarian! I personally purchased one of his Comfort Carriers and it is an exemplary product. It makes getting on and getting off a passenger aircraft much safer and much easier on everyone involved! I hope to meet him and personally share ideas with him in March of 2008!"
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Dr. Dan Gottlieb, Ph.D. - Psychologist - New Jersey
Dr. Dan is a published author of three books and since 1993 has written a bimonthly column for the Philadelphia Inquirer. He has been hosting "Voices in the Family" since 1985, an award-winning mental-health call in radio show aired on WHYY 90.9 FM, Philadelphia's local public radio station. He is a quadriplegic paralyzed from the chest down since 1979.
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Kevin Sullivan - Business Owner - Minneapolis, MN
Has operated In Home Personal Care since 1991, a Minnesota "Class A" professional home care agency.
He uses the Vocalize Voice Controlled Cell Phone System to stay in touch with employees, clients, and family. He likes that it allows him to safely utilize his cell phone while driving with hand controls, something he hadn't been able to do in more than 20 years of being a quad.
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Ken Jasch, M.A.Ed, Chicago, Illinois
With a Masters in Education, lifelong experience with spinal muscular atrophy, as a member of MDA's National Task Force on Public Awareness and Software and Hardware Training Manager, and as an accomplished artist Ken felt inspired and was uniquely equipped to create this informative video for other disabled folks!
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Before multiple sclerosis took the use of her hands and body, Shirley was not only a mother but a pianist, an organist, a college graduate with a medical transcription business.
Living with multiple sclerosis for 21 years she has been a quadriplegic for the last 15 years. She also is an ARTIST thanks to the help and training from the Mouth and Foot Painting Artists. Shirley calls herself UNIQUELY-abled instead of disabled.
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Andrea Lunardi - Musician - Italy