Quantum Rehab Signs Sponsorship Agreement with Team Gleason
- By Laurie Watanabe
- Sep 29, 2022
Quantum Rehab is taking its partnership with Team Gleason to new heights.
John Storie (left) and Blair Casey
In a Sept. 23 news release, the power mobility manufacturer announced “a multi-year sponsorship of Team Gleason Foundation, which includes a commitment that no person living with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) goes without power seat elevation such as iLevel.”
iLevel is Quantum Rehab’s seat elevation system for its power wheelchairs.
“Power seat elevation systems improve daily functionality and quality of life by allowing operation of the power chair with the seat fully elevated,” the announcement said, adding, “Together, both organizations aim to improve access to and development of advanced equipment and technology to serve persons and families living with ALS. This partnership aligns with Team Gleason’s ‘Boundless’ campaign, which aims to raise $30 million in critical funds to meet the growing demand for its unique program services, enhance the development of assistive technology innovation, and expand advocacy to push legislation — which has the power to affect every person living with ALS, and their families and caregivers.”
John Storie, VP of the Eastern U.S./Quantum Rehab, said in the announcement, “Quantum is pleased to further our support of Team Gleason. We know our donation of power seat elevators, such as our iLevel technology, is important because it will help people living with ALS to have increased independence and gain access to areas of their homes they previously could not.”
Blair Casey, Executive Director of Team Gleason Foundation, said in the announcement, “Quantum Rehab’s commitment to the ALS community enhances independence, while providing the highest level of customer service. “Through this sponsorship, Quantum and Team Gleason have reached those living with ALS throughout the United States. This furthers Team Gleason’s goal to increase the total number of ALS patients we serve annually, from 2,600 to 8,000 each year, by 2027.”
Team Gleason, a non-profit organization, was founded by former NFL player Steve Gleason, who was diagnosed with ALS in 2011, and his wife, Michel. Team Gleason supports people with ALS and their families through provision of assistive technology and related services. Team Gleason has also supported research focused on developing treatments and finding a cure for ALS.
Laurie Watanabe is the editor of Mobility Management. She can be reached at [email protected].