Mission Statement

Make a Splash! Inc will work with the newly injured and their families on the transition to life in a wheelchair. In addition we will introduce life with a disability to able-bodied audiences and express the importance of making good choices in their daily lives.

Mark is a strong Patient Advocate. According to Mark: “My quadriplegia would be taking me on a path I would not have found as a bi-ped.”

Mark was appointed to the City of Olathe’s Persons with Disabilities Advisory Board (PDAB). (click here) The PDAB Board Members, appointed by the Olathe City Council, serve as liaisons between the Human Relations Commission and the disabled citizens of Olathe. Mark has served the community as a voice for the disabled since 2006. Mark mentors others with spinal cord injuries with the Christopher and Dana Reeves Foundation click here with the Central Plains division.

Through Mark’s appointed position on the City of Olathe’s Persons with Disabilities Advisory Board Mark is responsible for organizing a stop in Olathe for a national organization called, The Ability Experience (click here) a group whose goal is to raise funds and awareness for people with disabilities. The group from The Ability Experience tours the country every summer on bicycles and has made Olathe, Kansas an annual stopping point.

As a Patient Advocate Mark began working with the newly injured and their families on life in a wheelchair. He gives home tours and shares ideas about home remodeling, patient care, equipment purchases, benefit of post injury exercise and personal living tips.