Quantum Rehab has announced a new partnership with Team Gleason to support people living with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
According to an Aug. 14 news announcement, Quantum Rehab’s support is both monetary and technological. The power wheelchair manufacturer has pledged a $50,000 donation to Team Gleason, and is also funding seat elevation technology, including its iLevel system, that Team Gleason will distribute to people living with ALS.
Team Gleason Foundation is a non-profit created by Steve Gleason, a former football player for the New Orleans Saints. The organization supports people living with ALS by providing technology, equipment and services, and also raises public awareness of the condition. Gleason was diagnosed with ALS in 2011. An award-winning documentary of his life, Gleason, was released in 2016 and showed the impact of ALS on Gleason, his wife Michel, and their young son, Rivers.
“Those living with ALS face daily challenges,” said John Storie, VP, Quantum Sales-Eastern America. “Access to life-sustaining mobility should not be one of them. It’s our privilege to work with Team Gleason to ensure that those living with ALS have the best mobility technology and the highest quality of life possible.”
Austin Edenfield, Technology & Care Coordinator, Team Gleason Foundation, said, “We are excited to work with Quantum to provide essential items on power chairs that will increase the independence of people living with ALS.”
Team Gleason is taking applications from people with ALS who would like seat elevation technology. Applications can be found at www.teamgleason.org/technologyfaq.