If you have followed me for a while, you know how significant independence is for people with disabilities. A lot of my blogs involve adaptive devices that are used for independence. However, it’s important to remember that you can always grow and learn to adapt with or without the device. For years I used universal … Continue reading Overcome Dependence from Adapted Devices
2019 is the best year yet for wheelchair users. Why is that? Because of the advances in technology. As technology keeps improving and is more accessible to the consumer, it can provide more independence for anyone with a disability. You may have heard of the company Apple, and if you haven’t, you live under a rock. Apple has … Continue reading The Apple Watch: Wheelchair Mode
The ADA law was designed to protect the disabled from discrimination in public buildings and one of those ways is an accessible entrance. This law is a big reason why I can live an independent life, go to school, grocery shop, or have a job. But what protects my accessibility in my private life? What … Continue reading My Advice About Portable Ramps
My ultimate dream is not only to walk again but to move out of my parents' house and live independently. Both of those dreams may sound impossible to somebody, but I believe both are achievable. The Problem As I have that dream in the back of my mind, it’s hard trying to adjust at a … Continue reading A Simple Tip To Make Your Kitchen Accessible
Let’s be honest, I am still figuring out this independent lifestyle with disabilities. It’s a process but I am making progress! An obstacle I am still figuring out is how to cook noodles. I mean, I love any type of pasta in general, but this obstacle has caught my attention. Here is my problem… I … Continue reading The Spiralizer: A Device For Adapted Cooking
There are some great advances in the power chair industry nowadays. I’ve only had three power chairs in my post injury life, but I’ve been pretty fortunate (thanks insurance) to have some great ones. Typically, people see a wheelchair as a burden or think less of a wheelchair confined person. Well guess what - you’re … Continue reading Health Benefits of Standing In My Power Chair
I remember when the doctors told me I would never be able to brush my hair on my own. As a girl, I was devastated. I mean it’s such a simple thing to do yet I couldn’t do it... at least that’s what the doctor told me. Not even a month later however, I was … Continue reading Adapting Hair Styling Tools for Independence!
During the winter season, it’s very difficult to stay warm. I for one become very cold very easily and the longer I use a chair, I realize a lot of quadriplegics have trouble staying warm too. I am always on the move but luckily I have found some awesome, easy, affordable accessories and devices you … Continue reading Accessories and Devices to Help You Stay Warm!
This post was updated on December 2019. A few years ago, I was introduced to a new all-terrain wheelchair called the Action Trackchair. Have you heard of the Action Trackchair? This all-terrain chair allows people who use wheelchairs the ability to explore the outdoors! To freely explore the outdoors is something wheelchair users dream of, at least I know … Continue reading Using My Action Trackchair in the Snow!
Before my accident, I had a passion for art. I was pretty good but had a lot to learn. When the accident happened, the results of the injury also paralyzed my hands. All I wanted to do was create art, but I could barely hold a pencil. Through years of practice I have learned new techniques of writing, … Continue reading Oil Paintings by Me!