Your whole world may be flipped upside down and it may be incredibly hard to see a future. When I was first injured, I couldn’t feed myself or brush my teeth and I was in complete fear. Fortunately, there is hope and function that can be gained, in any size. With that comes independence, in any size. … Continue reading Practical Advice For A New SCI
A trick I have learned from traveling with medical supplies is packing strategically and having an organized list. Yes, that means color coding, bold type, and underlined titles. However, before you think I am this detailed in real life, I am actually the very opposite. Before my accident, I was the person who would make a list in their head and … Continue reading Tips For Organized Traveling (With A Caregiver)
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
Out of all the adapted sports I have tried (surfing, skiing, wheelchair rugby, and bowling), skiing has become my favorite by far. It's challenging, thrilling, and competitive. It's a sort of adrenaline I do not experience often and something I miss the most about being able bodied. As a "disabled" person, the opportunities to push … Continue reading Adapted Skiing
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!
The Christmas season is finally here! During this season, there are so many family fun activities you can do. This year my family started the season off with a visit to the Ark Encounter! The Ark Encounter is open year long, but during December, they have ice-skating, and festive light displays. Sounds fun, right? That’s because it … Continue reading Is The Ark Encounter Accessible?
One thing someone should know about me is that I am a massive soccer fan. I grew up playing competitive soccer, I met my lifelong best friend playing soccer, and the only thing that stopped me from playing the sport was paralysis. Every season since FCC began in 2016, I have attended as many FCC … Continue reading Quick Information for Attending a FCC Match Handicap Style (At Nippert Stadium)
I hope you enjoy this video of me (a c5-c6 quadriplegic) surfing! Click the link below to watch the video! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgWkzTdCGfM Read more about how we adapt the surfboard and my first experience surfing here: https://inthewaitingblog.com/2018/02/... Thanks for watching! Please share!
The Zoo is a magical place full of beautiful animals and where memories are created. For an average family, it can be an amazing experience! But experiencing the Zoo with loved ones of special needs, well that can be emotionally and physically challenging. This past week, the Cincinnati Zoo initiated new programs for accessibility by … Continue reading How To Experience The Cincinnati Zoo With A Special Needs Guest!