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!
Have you heard of the Action Trackchair? It’s an all-terrain wheelchair that allows people who use wheelchairs the ability to explore the outdoors! To explore the outdoors is something wheelchair users dream of. Frequently, if I want to go outside, I am dependent on the weather. But what is worse is waiting for the ground/dirt to dry. If … 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
Before my accident, I had a passion for art. I was pretty good but had a lot to learn. When the accident happened, the results of the injury also paralyzed my hands. All I wanted to do was create art, but I could barely hold a pencil. Through years of practice I have learned new techniques of writing, … Continue reading Oil Paintings by Me!
I love to draw and I am getting a lot better adapting to my silly hands that refuse to work.
What do you think?
I've always been really into art and drawing but after my accident I lost all of my ability to use my hands/fingers and parts of my wrist. A couple weeks after the accident, I finally picked up a marker and drew picture of a flower and clouds. Let's say, things are a little different now