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
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?
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
The Fannypack. It was popular in the 80s and 90s. Shockingly, it’s starting to make a comeback in the fashion world, even though it is worn a little bit different (across the chest). Thankfully for a person wheelchair bound, they’re very convenient! When I started driving and gained independence, I needed a quick and efficient way … Continue reading 10 Reasons The Fannypack Is Great For 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
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)
After a couple of months living in the hospital, I remember the first time I was allowed to leave for a 2-3 hour outing with my recreational therapist. The goal of this outing was to get a taste of the outside world and find a dress for my appearance on the homecoming court. It was … Continue reading Adapted Clothing Lines and Tips When Shopping