Jenny Siegle was awarded the NRRTS Consumer Advocate of the Year Award during the July 28th Unite4CRT Town Hall Meeting. Jenny was surprised during the town hall by her parents, Barb and Rob, husband Eric, and Physical Therapist Tom Hetzel, PT, ATP and Friend of NRRTS. Friends and colleagues joined the meeting to enthusiastically support Jenny and the recognition for her advocacy efforts.
Jenny has been an enthusiastic CRT advocate for over 10 years, fighting diligently for every bill that has been introduced in Washington D.C. She is a valuable resource in her community, at work, and in the CRT community. Jenny openly attributes her active lifestyle to the ability to have the specialized equipment she needs. She is active on social media and shares her story whenever she is asked through articles and video. She faithfully attends the CRT Conference each year and is unafraid to approach her legislators with information they need to understand complex rehab technology and the needs of the CRT Community. Jenny understands and values the role of the supplier in her own ability to lead an active lifestyle.
Jenny helped to form the coalition, #Unite4CRT, and has been a driving force in planning the monthly town hall meeting topics and discussions. As the host for these meetings, Jenny’s warm and welcoming personality ensures that everyone feel welcome. She is able to initiate and encourage discussion for a diverse audience. She embodies the group’s mission, “Bridging the gap between the perception and the reality of living with a disability”. The next Town Hall Meeting is August 25th at 7pm ET. The topic is Stay Calm and Drive On! Be sure to join us as we talk about driving options for wheelchair users! Visit www.nrrts.org/unite4crt to learn more!