CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. (July 21, 2016)—Comfort Medical, LLC has partnered with Wheel:Life, its media publication and social community for wheelchair users, to introduce a peer support program called Comfort Conversations that will be hosted by Comfort Medical Ambassadors.
“Comfort Conversations, hosted by our new Comfort Medical Ambassadors, are designed to help our readers connect with people who have rolled a mile in your shoes,” says Wheel:Life director Lisa Wells.
As guest columnists hosting Comfort Conversations, the Comfort Medical Ambassadors will share their thoughts, perspectives and advice on a variety of topics and questions that Wheel:Life readers often ask related to relationships, lifestyle tips and tricks, employment and financial planning.
The new program further strengthens Comfort Medical's position as one of the nation's leading mail-order providers of urological and ostomy supplies.
“Comfort Medical is excited to be able to engage more closely with our customers through the Comfort Ambassador program. This will give us an opportunity to have a more personal touch and be better able to understand our customers’ needs and desires. We think this engagement will only lead to better service, more opportunities to assist in the marketplace and a stronger connection within the community we serve,” says Jeff McDaniel, vice president of marketing for Comfort Medical.
Meet the Comfort Medical Ambassadors
The current Comfort Medical Ambassadors include Dale Spencer, Margarita Elizondo, Christopher Salas and ElleJay Volpe. See their full bios here.
Dale Spencer has triumphed over adversity and risen to the top of his profession. As an author, FEAR expert and international keynote speaker, Dale takes his audiences on a journey of real-life experiences and revelations. Together they identify obstacles, both professional and personal, which are common roadblocks to achieving success.
Margarita Elizondo is a motivational speaker, entrepreneur, producer and host of Wheel Talk Wheel Issues radio show, model, author and an ambassador for the Los Angeles Abilities Expo. She was paralyzed in 2006 after an intruder broke into her home. As Ms. Wheelchair California 2013, she is a strong advocate in the disability community and volunteers for numerous nonprofits.
A San Antonio native, Chris Salas was born with the gift of gab. He found his niche as a salesman until his life took a turn in 1997. A self-inflicted victim of drunk driving, Salas is a C5 quadriplegic. Warm Springs Rehabilitation Hospital helped Salas mend, both physically and emotionally. After rehab, Salas continued his path of helping others grow by establishing a nonprofit, Rolling Inspiration, in 2010. Today, Rolling Inspiration is the largest SCI peer support group in South Texas and is recognized as an official chapter of United Spinal.
Previously a museum educator in science and technology, progressive disease forced 28-year-old ElleJay Volpe to take a new perspective on wheels. Over the years, Volpe noticed there weren’t many visually appealing or very innovative mobility and adaptive products that were available mainstream or in the common consciousness. This was the inspiration for Frill-Ability, a website she created where adaptivity and style meet harmoniously.
Visit wheel-life.org for more information.