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!
Have you heard of the Action Trackchair? It’s an all-terrain wheelchair that allows people who use wheelchairs the ability to explore the outdoors! To explore the outdoors is something wheelchair users dream of. Frequently, if I want to go outside, I am dependent on the weather. But what is worse is waiting for the ground/dirt to dry. If … 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!
The Fannypack. It was popular in the 80s and 90s. Shockingly, it’s starting to make a comeback in the fashion world, even though it is worn a little bit different (across the chest). Thankfully for a person wheelchair bound, they’re very convenient! When I started driving and gained independence, I needed a quick and efficient way … Continue reading 10 Reasons The Fannypack Is Great For Wheelchair Users
This customized stainless steel kitchen knife is designed to give you independence to cook! It's the best adapted knife I have used in my 6 years wheelchair life. It is sharp, natural feeling, and easy to put on. I highly recommend it! Click on the video below to see it in action! Thank you Quadtools … Continue reading Quadtools Kitchen Knife- Device Review
When I drop objects I can’t pick them up. This makes independent living extremely hard and very frustrating. Sometimes I drop items right in front of my tire that I’m literally stuck and can’t move anywhere. Sometimes I even run items over because I get stuck in a predicament that I’m forced to. With all … Continue reading How A Quadriplegic EASILY Picks Up Objects From The Ground – Quadtools – The Reacher
After my accident, it was extremely difficult learning how to use a cell phone with my lack of hand function. For the longest time I used an iPad to text. The buttons were big enough and I learned to type with my knuckles. The iPad was mounted on my wheelchair and adjusted just enough for … Continue reading Two Simple Devices So You Won’t Drop Your Phone!
Let’s be honest, make up is hard whether you’re disabled or not. There’s so many brands, techniques, and methods that it can be overwhelming and confusing. For me, it took time to understand how make up works but also learning how to apply it to my abilities. Nevertheless, I figured it out! A couple AWESOME … Continue reading How a Quadriplegic Does Make Up! *Tips and Tricks
When your hands work, it’s magnificent. When they don’t… well……. there are many challenges. The paralysis in my hands make me unable to grasp objects but there is a method through wrist extension and wrist flexion that closes my hand naturally. It’s called a Tenodesis Grasp. This technique helps a lot when I cook. However, … Continue reading Adapted Cooking Device That Changes The Game