Industry Memorializes CRT Advocate

Long-time CRT supporter Finn Bullers passes away due to complications from an illness.

Veteran complex rehab advocate Finn Bullers passed away on Jan. 31 at the age of 52 from complications of an illness.

Bullers, who had a rare form of muscular dystrophy, leaves behind two children, Alora and Christian.

“I know many of you knew Finn,” said NCART Donald Clayback, executive director of the National Coalition for Assistive and Rehab Technology in a public statement. “We had the pleasure of working with him over the years as part of our national work to protect access to complex rehab technology (CRT).  Whether one-on-one or speaking to a large audience, Finn was a genuine inspiration at our annual Washington DC congressional fly-ins.”

Clayback noted that Bullers applied his 30 years’ experience as a newspaper reporter, including 15 years with the Kansas City Star, to his CRT advocacy, to ensure that the need to protect the rights of people with disabilities was heard on a local, state, and national level. 

“He used a combination of care and commitment along with intensity and intelligence to deliver his message,” Clayback said. “He also had a very good sense of wit and humor.

“I will miss his emails, advice, and encouragement,” he added. “But by continuing our fight to protect access to CRT we can give honor to his work and to his memory.”

In 2014, the United Spinal Association recognized Bullers’ work by naming him their Advocate of the Year.  The association announced  Bullers’ passing at http://www.unitedspinal.org/farewell-to-our-friend-finn-bullers.

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David Kopf is the Publisher and Executive Editor of HME Business and DME Pharmacy magazines. Follow him on Twitter at @postacutenews.

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