• Come Roll With Me (CRWM) is a program that was established in June 2016 by Cathy Carver, PT. Mrs. Carver is currently employed at Spain Rehabilitation at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital. She works with individuals with long-term mobility deficits that require them to utilize custom power or manual wheelchairs. As a physical therapist, Carver founded CRWM to educate younger generations about how wheelchair users navigate their environment. Her goal is to bridge gaps in communication, appreciation, and respect for how wheelchair users engage in everyday activities. Over the last three years, CRWM has done just that with over 30 community-held events. These events have impacted more than 80 families and approximately 150+ children through their participation. CRWM also maintains 11 professional contacts who are wheelchair users who provide first-hand insight to the life of a wheelchair user, including challenges and adaptations, and promotion of access within the community during daily occupations. CRWM events have utilized two Birmingham, Alabama area libraries, the Galleria Mall, Moe’s Southwest Grill, Chipotle, Zaxby’s, and Yogurt Mountain. CRWM has also made special visits to Hoover High School, in Hoover, Alabama.
  • CRWM continues to grow with active affiliations in Mississippi at Ole Miss, as well as active groups in Florida and Georgia. A similar organization has developed in Pennsylvania as a result of CRWM’s mission. Partnership with UAB’s Occupational Therapy Department has enabled website development to promote the mission throughout the community.