Consumer Highlight: Lonell Jones

I met with Lonell Jones and Jim Rinehart, Assistive Technology Specialist at Easterseals Crossroads, at Lonell’s home in Fort Wayne, Indiana to learn about the assistive technology he is using that allows him to keep working. I learned that Lonell was born premature. He told me that he was pronounced dead for twenty minutes. I […]

Consumer Highlight: Alina Willing

I visited Alina at her home in Winona Lake, Indiana. I met with Alina to talk about her experience receiving an assistive technology evaluation and training through Easterseals Crossroads (ESC). Alina invited me to sit in her living room and I learned a little about her life and how she came to receive services from […]

Consumer Highlight: Kathy and Sarah Schumacher

I met with Kathy Schumacher in her lakeside home in beautiful Lake Winona, Indiana to talk to her about her daughter, Sarah. Kathy borrowed assistive technology equipment from The INDATA Project’s Equipment Loan Library and I visited with her to learn more about her daughter and her experience using the loan library. The INDATA Project […]

Consumer Highlight: Laura Medcalf

If you regularly read of our blog, then you already know the great writings of our Social Media Content Specialist, Laura Medcalf. However, you might not know a lot about her or that she once was a consumer at Easter Seals Crossroads. Laura was diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy when she was only 4-years-old. Spinal Muscular […]

A Healing Hand in Accessible Healthcare

Writer: Tiffany Whisner, Coles Marketing Lose weight. Exercise. Eat healthier. Stay fit. Enjoy life more. Run a marathon. These are some of the most common — and most commonly broken — New Year’s resolutions. In the U.S., nearly half of people make New Year’s resolutions each year, and many of them revolve around better health. […]

Consumer Highlight: Fred Fulkerson- “Scared of Technology?” “Use it anyway!” 

I met with Fred in his office to learn about how assistive technology assisted him in getting his dream job. He told me, “my story is almost a rags to riches story. I went from washing dishes to having my own office and a driver.” Fred has been blind since birth. His optic nerves never […]