Posts Tagged 'wheelchair'

Aging

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 I turned 50 six months ago!

So, the next time someone asks me my age, I’m going to say, “50 and 1/2,” with joy and enthusiasm!

Posted by Elizabeth Vander Kamp Apr 17, 2014 Posted in Disability 6 Comments

#39 Roy Campanella

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Hello sports fans! Today is that wonderful time of the year when baseball is in full swing. On Tuesday April 15, we celebrated the incredible life of #42 Jackie Robinson, who was the first man to break baseball’s color barrier. As we celebrated this day, let’s also not forget to remember a man who was the first athlete to face the barriers of being an athlete with a physical disability. I am talking about #39, Roy Campanella.

Posted by Bob Lujano Apr 15, 2014 Posted in Disability No Comments

A Look into Cerebral Palsy (CP)

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Cerebral palsy is a condition that mainly affects physical motion. The term cerebral palsy is actually used to define a group of disabilities that affect movement. CP can occur when a baby is forming in utero and experiences a brain trauma, during childbirth or in the first few years of life. CP is always diagnosed within a child’s first months or years. Cerebral palsy is a condition that can cause a wide range of disabilities. Some of the outcomes of CP include: musculoskeletal problems, spasticity, impaired eyesight, impaired ability to communicate, and motor dysfunction.

Posted by David Glenn Mar 19, 2014 Posted in Disability No Comments

A Paralympic Tale

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My experience as a Paralympian has been one of the greatest adventures that I could have ever imagined. After several years of playing Quad Rugby and the love for my sport I realized that there was something greater than just club level play for me.

Posted by Bob Lujano Mar 06, 2014 Posted in Disability No Comments

Is It Time for Me to Use an Accessible Van?

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For people whose disability requires using a wheelchair, it’s all about staying active and living life to the fullest. If it’s not, it should be. When your activities, dreams, and ambition are held back by a lack of suitable transportation, it might be time to think about getting a van equipped for accessibility.

Posted by Susan Hawkins Feb 18, 2014 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

It was a Bronze!

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As we all gather around the TV to watch the Olympic Games and the Paralympic Games in Sochi which will be starting on March 8th, remember that when cheering on Team USA and watching your favorite country/sport, one thing to keep in mind is that winning any medal is a culmination of a long journey filled with VERY HARD WORK!

Posted by Bob Lujano Feb 14, 2014 Posted in Disability No Comments

Married to the Chair- the Great Outdoors.

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Over the holidays, while visiting my family in South Florida, we decided to enjoy some time in the great outdoors. I mean, why not – It’s December in Miami; about the only time of year it is actually pleasant enough to go outside down there. So we packed up the “fam” and headed even further south to the Keys to enjoy some time out in God’s creation. The hubs and I decided to “rough it” and go camping while the others also decided to “rough it” in city terms (which means they got an RV.)

Posted by Kelly Bonner Jan 23, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized 3 Comments

Accessible travel tips in New York

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Times Square! Broadway! Bright lights! Rockefeller Center! Empire State Building! 9-11! When I think of big, bold, brave, and, well, the greatest city on Earth, my mind stops at New York. My family and I visited between Christmas and New Year’s Eve, one of the busiest times of the year in the city. We stayed Dec. 26-28 in the SOHO neighborhood of Lower Manhattan. We visited toy stores, Rockefeller Center, Central Park, Times Square, Grand Central Station, the subway, 9-11 Memorial, Wall Street, and the Statue of Liberty. My biggest concern about the entire trip was

Posted by Josh pate Jan 22, 2014 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

What kind of friend are you?

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There are few life changing events that are as severe as an accident that results in a disability, and if you have a family member or friend who has been affected in this way, you want to do everything that you can to help them, so that they continue to enjoy a good quality of life. While the psychological effects of such an event can be very difficult to cope with, it can be much worse if the person in question is unable to cope with the demands of everyday life. While it can be tempting to encourage them to continue as usual with both their personal and professional life, their circumstances have dramatically changed, and there are a number of adjustments that need to be made to ensure that the person can in fact live an independent life.

Posted by Lindsey Mcmahon Dec 16, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments

Battle Ropes? Life can be a BATTLE!

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Training athletes with disabilities with battle ropes?

Posted by Heather Pennington Dec 12, 2013 Posted in Disability 1 Comment