Posts Tagged 'wheelchair'

A Magical (and Accessible) Vacation

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My family and I continue to enjoy 2013. For the New Year, we didn’t make resolutions or promises we have no intention of keeping. We didn’t eat black-eyed peas or beat pots and pans or any of those other crazy superstitious traditions. We packed up and went to Disney World.

Posted by Josh pate Mar 06, 2013 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

End of the Season

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We have one week left of practice. Soon all that will be left of this season is numbers on a page and memories.

Posted by Jared Rehm Feb 27, 2013 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Parking

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One of my biggest pet peeves is finding a handicap parking spot, or rather, not finding a handicap spot. 

Posted by Demi Eckhoff Feb 21, 2013 Posted in Disability 4 Comments

My Sports Athlete/Person/Human of the Year.

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Not very often do we get a chance to vote on who our favorite person is or what our favorite accomplishment would be if we had the chance. Oh, we can always dream about being Colin Kaepernick for a day or even LeBron James during the NBA Finals. But in today’s reality we are all faced with many hardships that life offers. Some of us have hardships that are here today and gone tomorrow, while some of us are blessed with hardships that last forever. 

Posted by Bob Lujano Jan 17, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments

The Sun The Surf The Sand and The Chair

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Ahh, the beach… the sound of the waves crashing to the shore, the wind in your hair, the sun on your face and the sand; who doesn’t love a vacation by the sea – well, we don’t. Born and raised in Miami, Florida those are shocking words I never thought I would say, but I have learned that sand and wheelchairs don’t mix. As a child while sand had some redeeming qualities, like building sand castles or burying your brother in it, in reality, sand was annoying, especially when it got in your eye. As an adult it mostly irritated as it mysteriously made its way into crevices previously unreached but as a chair user this previously manageable surface becomes detestable. Typically, my husband and I try to avoid the beach at all costs. But one time we were visiting my hometown with some friends and thought we’d brave it since I had some extra help.  Just so you can get the full visual effect, let me describe what it normally looks like when my husband and I go to the beach.

Posted by Kelly Bonner Jan 03, 2013 Posted in Disability 2 Comments

4 Shopping Tips For People With Disabilities This Christmas

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The holiday season is a great opportunity to spend time with family. Sharing gifts can be very fulfilling not to mention a fun exercise trying to come up with the best ideas for loved ones. Unfortunately this can also be a very stressful time due to the pressure of large groups of people and the competitive atmosphere of shops. Follow the four tips below to have a great shopping experience while minimizing stress.

Posted by Christy Weatherspoon Dec 20, 2012 Posted in Disability No Comments

The Wheelchair: Part 1

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Ah, the wheelchair. To most, the word denotes struggle, incapability, and sadness. Basically, once you sit down and submit to “the chair” all of the life and fun will be sucked from your body. I’ve been a chair user for 23 years and strangely enough, I live a wonderfully vibrant life. So why is society so scared of the wheelchair? Let’s conduct a little experiment.

Posted by Mary Allison Cook Dec 18, 2012 Posted in Disability No Comments

Married to the Chair

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I knew when I signed up for this, life would be different. I was prepared for certain aspects of my marriage to look different from everyone else’s. For example, I knew I would always be the one to take out the trash and hang the pictures on the wall, but those things come with some pretty nice trade offs like him being the one to always do the cooking and cleaning. Those things I was ready for and more than willing to trade in, but as the years have gone by I have come to realize there are so many more things I didn’t expect both good and bad things, fun and not so fun.  But this is our story, the one we both know we were intended to live, and if ever the bad starts to overshadow the good or the not so fun becomes really not fun at all, even though I may have my moments of weakness or times when my “ugly” shines through, I will never want pity or feel sorry for myself, as I feel some folks are quick to dish out,  because I know that whatever “fun” thing I think I am missing out on I know my husband has had to miss out on 100 more. And while I chose this life and this marriage he didn’t choose to have a spinal cord injury. So I just get over it and remember that life is good and regardless of circumstances I am truly blessed.

Posted by Kelly Bonner Nov 27, 2012 Posted in Disability 3 Comments

Burn Calories using a manual wheelchair

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Have you ever wondered how many calories your daily activities burn?

Posted by Tanya Dec 08, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized 8 Comments

Dance Like You Mean It!

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A mixed ability dance Troupe

Posted by Tanya Nov 08, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments