Posts Tagged 'wheelchair'

The Up & Down Emotions of a Diagnosis Part III: The Ongoing Battle of Acceptance

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Up until that day I thought I had a good handle on my MS diagnosis. Up until today, I thought I’ve learned to accept it. I have not.

Posted by Jess May 18, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized 2 Comments

The Up & Down Emotions of a Diagnosis Part II: The Unexpected Wake-up Call

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A very interesting thing happened to me this week. My boss who was previously unaware of my condition approached me randomly at work to vent about her current workload. She spoke to me of taking some time off of work in two weeks to volunteer at a weekend MS camp to show her support for a 20 year old young man that she has thought of for years as an adopted son. She told me that this particular young man was diagnosed with MS at the very young age of 15, and is currently in a wheelchair.

Posted by Jess May 13, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized 6 Comments

Steven J. Wampler Foundation, Helping ALL Children Experience Summer Camp

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In September 2010, Steve Wampler became the first person with Cerebral Palsy to Climb El Captian in Yosemite National Park.

Posted by Melissa Feb 28, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized 1 Comment

TSA Fails to Stop Wheelchair User Placed on the Wrong Flight by Delta

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It has not even been a week since the Department of Transportation (DOT) fined Delta Air Lines $2 million for violating federal rules on passengers with disabilities, regarding their provision of assistance to passengers while getting on and off airplanes.

On Sunday, an 80-year-old woman who uses a wheelchair, Nefissa Yesuf, was placed on the wrong flight. It is suspected that she was given the wrong boarding pass by Delta and that the Delta staff who escorted her to the plane wheeled her through TSA onto the wrong flight.  She flew out of Atlanta was supposed to have landed in Dulles, VA instead landed in Charlotte, N.C.

Posted by Melissa Feb 24, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized 2 Comments

Tale of Two Bizarre But Cool Wheelchairs

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Two very bizarre but cool wheelchairs are in the news, each for radically different reasons.

Posted by Tessa Feb 03, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized 3 Comments

Accessibility in the Kitchen

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Just as I seem to be always preaching to other fitness professionals that there is a huge market out there for them if they would get training and experience (and market to) people with disabilities, I realized in researching this article that this really translates into other areas as well. For example, contractors should learn about and market barrier-free design and construction services, both commercially and residentially.

Posted by Blythe Jan 26, 2011 Posted in Disability, Uncategorized 9 Comments

Video of the Day: Wheelchair Fitness Rope Pull

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Fitness should be a priority no matter what your disability. Doing regular wheelchair exercise will help you increase your strength, flexibility, improve your mobility, strengthen your heart and lungs, and help you control your weight. Watch this video from No Limits Sports to see a new wheelchair exercise. Irregardless of your ability, physical activity is for everybody!

Posted by Jennifer Green Jan 19, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized 1 Comment

The ADA and a New World Record

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The Americans with Disability Act (ADA) celebrated their 20th anniversary this past July. In addition, the ADA set a New Guinness World Record for the most wheelchairs in a moving line, a total of 193 wheelchairs.

Posted by Jenny Carlton Jan 17, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Camo-Clad Angels?

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When you picture an angel, you probably don’t envision the angel wearing camouflage, but angels in camo brought hunting to those who otherwise would not be able to participate.

Posted by Tessa Jan 06, 2011 Posted in Disability No Comments

Microsoft Kinect FAIL For Gamers Who Use Wheelchairs

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Microsoft’s wildly popular Kinect gaming system could have changed the game for players who have disabilities such as cerebral palsy and would otherwise be unable to use a gaming controller. But Microsoft dropped the ball on this one.

Posted by Tessa Jan 04, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized 56 Comments