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The Indomitable Rob Anaka

March 15th, 2019 · Comments

Although Rob Anaka had been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) some years before, the crippling effects of its progression struck without warning one morning when he fell out of bed. 

Rob couldn’t and wouldn’t accept these limitations. While his body may have imposed serious physical limitations, his imagination still wandered free. He decided to find a way to once again walk on the beach and in the woods. This is his story.

Tags: disability aid · innovation · walkers · mobility · overcoming limitations

Interview with Niki Andresen of CanAssist

February 15th, 2019 · Comments

CanAssist at the University of Victoria is dedicated to helping people with disabilities improve their quality of life. Since its early days as a small volunteer venture, CanAssist has grown to directly impact the quality of life for thousands of people with disabilities and their families.

We had the pleasure of interviewing Niki Andresen, the Product Development Coordinator for CanAssist. Niki helps turn brilliant ideas into realities by asking questions, conducting market research, and collaborating.

Listen to delightful stories of how CanAssist is making lives better, and for a sneak peak into some of their current and ongoing projects.

Learn more about CanAssist on their website:

Tags: CanAssist · disability aid · innovation

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