2019 is the best year yet for wheelchair users. Why is that? Because of the advances in technology. As technology keeps improving and is more accessible to the consumer, it can provide more independence for anyone with a disability. You may have heard of the company Apple, and if you haven’t, you live under a rock. Apple has … Continue reading The Apple Watch: Wheelchair Mode
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
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!
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!
Paralysis, what does it feel like? To be honest, I’ve been avoiding this moment. It’s a large topic that will be divided into separate posts but I knew at some point I wanted to share this part of my life. Still, it’s something that feels weird and impossible to explain. Possibly because I have to … Continue reading Nerve Pain And Sensation, What It Feels Like To Be Paralyzed
If you clicked on this article then you're probably wondering what this medical trial is about and how I was able to stand. So let me tell you. Last July, a friend told me about a successful, nonsurgical trial for people with cervical spinal cord injuries (SCI). Now, let me help you understand one very … Continue reading I STOOD FOR AN HOUR AND BALANCED MY HIPS – New Medical Trial
One decision changed my life forever.