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Adventures in a loaner chair

Adventures in a loaner chair

Currently I’m typing this post from the comfort (lol not so much) of a loaner chair. It’s a bright red Jazzy, perfect for any grandma. Or apparently me, who can no longer rely on their own chair to get them to and from work. I’ve […]

What happens when you can’t use your wheelchair?

What happens when you can’t use your wheelchair?

The past several months have been unrelentingly stressful because of my little old wheelchair breaking down. It started in the summer. I’d stop driving for a moment, and then the next time I’d go to move – I couldn’t. The lights on the small control […]

Tips for making plans when you’re in a wheelchair

Tips for making plans when you’re in a wheelchair

My family will never be the spontaneous bunch. With two disabled adults sharing one caregiver (luv u mom), it takes a bit of time for us to be able to get around and out of the house. And that’s just to go grocery shopping or […]

5 Things to think about when going to a concert in a wheelchair

5 Things to think about when going to a concert in a wheelchair

Music has always been one of the most important influences in my life. I can remember getting Backstreet Boys tapes to play in my boombox, and then cds for my discman when I was just a little older. I remember when I was 10 and […]

The Problem with ‘Wheelchair-Bound’

The Problem with ‘Wheelchair-Bound’

I still remember the day I brought my first power wheelchair home. I remember the feeling of absolute giddiness. For the first time in my entire life, I didn’t need help to get around. I didn’t have to struggle. I could go from one end […]

10 Things I’ve learned from being in a wheelchair

10 Things I’ve learned from being in a wheelchair

We all learn from the world around us. Our parents teach us about growing up and how to avoid their past mistakes. Teachers give us our education. We learn loyalty, kindness, and how to support the people we love from our friends and family. The […]

Tips For New and Soon To Be Wheelchair Users!

Tips For New and Soon To Be Wheelchair Users!

Being in a wheelchair is all I know, but for some people, it’s a huge adjustment. There’s a lot for new wheelchair users to get used to. You have to learn how to move around your surroundings again, and it alters your daily life in […]