About the Author: Kevin Cleary

Kevin Cleary


Hi there, my name is Kevin Cleary. I was born in Westchester County in 1966 on December 3. I lived there until 1973 when my family moved. I graduated from high school in 1984 and then attended college in New Jersey, where I graduated with a marketing degree in 1988. Upon graduating, I worked with Enterprise Rent a Car doing sales for two years after which I joined the New York Telephone Company as a field technician. Growing up and through adulthood I was very active in many different sports including football, soccer, softball, and ice hockey amongst others. In 1995 I married my long time girlfriend Robin and in 1996 we moved to Connecticut. In 2000 we welcomed a son into the world. He has grown up to be a great kid!! In April 2006 I was injured jumping on a trampoline with my son and injured my neck to the point where I am a quadriplegic. Things changed rather rapidly after that and I was forced to learn things about the medical product field that I would otherwise not have known. After several years of therapy I have been able to determine which medical accessories are effective for my condition such as wheelchairs, standing frames, neuromuscular stimulators, as well as other rehab/therapy items. I have worked with doctors, therapists, and other patients to determine what will be right for me. While working with my therapists, we sometimes would design something while thinking outside of the box to make something work. Some of this work that I have done have been utilized for patients other than me. This hands-on insight has helped me with research that I have done for HPFY. Although my condition limits me, I try to get out as often as I can. I enjoy sampling cuisines from different countries not to mention a good glass of single malt scotch!! I try to keep up with the sports that I used to follow even though I can’t participate in them. I still enjoy listening to music from around the world and a good comedy always makes me laugh. I like to think that I am technologically competent, since my job with the phone company was technically based (working with multiplexers, digital systems, and computers).

Kevin Cleary's Articles

Traveling and Incontinence

Posted on Jan 09, 2019 by Kevin Cleary

Traveling in and of itself can be stressful, but adding the additional stress of incontinence can become extremely worrisome. It could even come to the point where you avoid traveling altogether. This can minimize your quality of life and keep you from seeing the world or missing out on family events and milestones.

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Posted in Incontinence Care

Bedridden Care: Fecal Incontinence

Posted on May 15, 2018 by Kevin Cleary

Fecal incontinence is an inconvenience that can lead to embarrassing situations, as well as serious medical issues. This becomes compounded for those that are bedridden and may not be able to use the toilet.

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Posted in Bowel/Fecal Incontinence

Bedwetting: Facts and Fiction

Posted on Mar 05, 2015 by Kevin Cleary

The issue of bedwetting is not as black and white of an issue as you may think. It is also possible that it is more common than you may have thought and not reserved for only children. Kids and adults alike suffer from this problem and there are many different ways in which we can tackle this dilemma.

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Posted in Bedwetting Alarms

Briefs/Diapers Aside: What Else Do I Need To Deal With Incontinence?

Posted on Jun 25, 2014 by Kevin Cleary

Dealing with incontinence can be an embarrassing and even humiliating issue. Once we choose the appropriate briefs/diaper for us the next question we need to answer is are there any other products out there that can make my life easier? There are a wide range of high quality products on the market to help protect your self-esteem and quality of life.

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Posted in Underpads/Chux

Dealing with Incontinence as We Age

Posted on Jun 23, 2014 by Kevin Cleary

The saying goes: With age comes wisdom. While that might be true, age can also bring on some conditions that are a little less desirable. As we get older the problem of incontinence can increase.Prostate cancer, BPH (benign prostatic hypertrophy), and advancing age can all contribute to bouts of incontinence.

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Posted in Liners and Pads

Don’t Let Incontinence Slow You Down

Posted on May 21, 2014 by Kevin Cleary

Incontinence affects millions of people around the world every day. According to www.webMD.com, between 10% and 35% of adults suffer from some form of incontinence. Women seem to be affected twice as much as men.

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Posted in Briefs and Diapers