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!
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!
*Semi Spoiler Alert* Movies that have a main character who is paralyzed is rare. In my six years of experience, I’ve only seen one movie that reflected a quadriplegic’s life and it landed on my “don’t ever watch this again” list. If you don’t know, the movie was titled, “Me Before You.” Now, it was not … Continue reading A Quadriplegics View of “The Upside” With Kevin Hart and Bryan Cranston