Y’all… almost a year later and it finally happened. My new wheelchair was approved and delivered! She’s here and she’s pink. Like, super pink. She’s also got some fun new features and is a different kind of chair that I’ve never used before. If you […]
Disability, lifestyle, and nerdy thoughts.
People use wheelchairs for many different reasons and not everyone needs to use them full-time. Some people who have physical disabilities are able to walk with crutches and may only need them for long distances while others may have severe joint pain. When you are […]
Recently, Dr. Phil (ugh, I know, just stay with me) aired an episode featuring an interabled couple. The man was disabled and his girlfriend was responsible for his day to day care. In this episode, he told the struggling couple that the reason for all […]
Nearly every day I read another story about a disabled person being harassed in a public space for “faking” their disability. As a full time wheelchair user, and someone who’s very visibly affected by my disease, I’m lucky. No one ever really accuses me of […]
Today is Rare Disease Day, which was created to raise awareness for rare diseases and the people who live with them. I was diagnosed with Congenital Muscular Dystrophy when I was a baby, which is a rare neuromuscular disease. If you want to learn more […]
When I graduated from high school, I wasn’t excited about college. I was just excited to be done with high school. While my classmates and friends would excitedly chatter about which university they’d been accepted to, I’d stay quiet and smile. I didn’t have the […]
Being single at 27 can really suck sometimes. Not that I think there’s anything wrong with being single at all, because there’s tons of times when I’m actually grateful to be so. But when you see your friends getting engaged, married, having kids, starting like… […]