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
Growing up, my mother always signed me up for summer camps. At the age of nine I started going to my first summer camp away from home with only two friends that I knew. For me, I’m very social so wasn’t hard to meet new people, it was the perfect outlet for me. Summer camps … Continue reading My First Adventure Post-Injury
This past week was the seven-year anniversary of my car accident. When May 21st arrived, I honestly forgot until I was reminded of it. It hit me with an unexpected feeling of the “what if‘s”, but mainly, “what if I didn’t get in the truck, what would my life be like now?” My answer: my life … Continue reading Seven-Year Anniversary Encouragement
With the chaos of my technical malfunctions regarding my videos, I felt this was a good time to take advantage of an update! Since many of you are here following my life journey, I would like to show you some recent art pieces I have been working on these past couple months! I love drawing, … Continue reading Art by Abby
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’ve been going to therapy for seven years and occasionally, we hit a huge milestone in my recovery. So far, I cannot walk (which is always someone's expectation but for now that is not the case), but we are working on my independence regarding transfers, rolling side to side, and other things. The video I’m … Continue reading Transferring from Supine to Sitting!
Would you believe me if I told you I’m a better artist post injury rather than before? Yes, the same accident that paralyzed specific muscles in all four limbs of my body! Sounds crazy, but it’s true. I’ve been excited to use this God-given talent to share with the world. If you are interested in … Continue reading Art by Abby is up and running!
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!