Todd-Karen-TeclaTecla hands-free technology for smart phones helps me be me and it’s a significant part of my on-going love story with my amazing wife, Karen.

When I first met Karen, I was using a BlackBerry, headset, and button — that was it. Since I have a C4 spinal cord injury, all I could do with my cellphone was digit and name dial. I couldn’t even see the BlackBerry I was using because it was behind my wheelchair. If I got a text or email, it was in the hands of my caregiver. That’s how removed I was from something that, for most people, is a device for connecting with others. I didn’t even check my email for years — connectivity was super limited.

Until I met Karen, I had never put it together that whoever was with me was my filter and they were the one