If you follow me on Social Media, you may have noticed I was recently crowned Ms. Wheelchair Kentucky 2020. At the beginning, I wasn’t sure I would win or if I was even going to run. I was inspired by my friend Jenny, who also has won the title. I texted her, curious about the event and she … Continue reading Winning Ms. Wheelchair Kentucky 2020
Thank you, Freeli, for sponsoring this post and allowing me to test and review this amazing product that is making independent-eating possible! Some days cooking is a chore and it’s the last thing you want to do, but you still need to eat! My goal, in every aspect of life, is to be independent. Recently, I heard … Continue reading Freeli – Adapting a Grab-And-Go Meal! (Review)
If you have followed me for a while, you know how significant independence is for people with disabilities. A lot of my blogs involve adaptive devices that are used for independence. However, it’s important to remember that you can always grow and learn to adapt with or without the device. For years I used universal … Continue reading Overcome Dependence from Adapted Devices
The ADA law was designed to protect the disabled from discrimination in public buildings and one of those ways is an accessible entrance. This law is a big reason why I can live an independent life, go to school, grocery shop, or have a job. But what protects my accessibility in my private life? What … Continue reading My Advice About Portable Ramps
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)
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
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
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!