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!
*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
Meet my good friend, Luke! He is a quadriplegic, just like me. We met at physical therapy about 3-4 years ago and have been encouraging each other in our recovery ever since. I love hearing other spinal cords injury survivor's story and wanted to share that experience with you. Their stories are always powerful and … Continue reading Interview With A Quadriplegic: Luke’s Story
Thankfulness is something that cannot go unnoticed. It sets a tone for your character and leaves an impact in your relationships. Often, I don’t say thank you enough. So, buckle your seat belts, it’s about to get real. I am extremely thankful for my family and friends who literally help me every single day. They … Continue reading Thank You
As the season is changing, it reminds me of the negative seasonal effect it can have on your body and mind. Winter. The days are becoming shorter, we see less sunlight, and we can fall victim to many viruses (which makes life even harder for quadriplegics). See, I am in love with warm weather. The sunlight … Continue reading When The Days Get Hard
Community is something we tend to brush off, as if it was not important. Whether that is a community at the gym, a bible study, or a group of school friends, they are valuable and life-giving. You may not realize how important a community is until you’re going through a life shattering event. They’ll remind … Continue reading I Didn’t Want To Be Friends With Wheelchair Users
With Halloween right around the corner I thought I would share some of my past Halloween costumes! I am all about the DIY, simple, and cute costumes so I hope these inspire your costume this year! The struggles with finding a Halloween costume is similar to shopping for normal clothes (which I talk about here). … Continue reading Simple DIY Halloween Costumes
The best thing about a recipe is not only the ingredients but a quick preparation time. As a quadriplegic, everything takes more time and energy compared to an able bodied person. A short time for them can sometimes be double the time it would take me. But I like to cook and I want to … Continue reading Cooking Chicken Avocado Burrito! Super Quick and Easy!
College is always an exciting time! The first year, you're stepping into the adult world. You have a greater responsibility, you meet new friends, and create new memories. Sometimes it’s difficult for a "normal" student to decide what school they want to go to. They may decide based on appearance, the offered education, or even … Continue reading Going To College In A Wheelchair