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  • Date Ideas for Wheelchair Users

    Have you met someone that you’d like to take out? Are you married and looking to bring that spark back into your relationship? Date nights are great for every stage of a relationship. My wife and I recently celebrated our two year wedding anniversary and have been together for four years total. The everyday stresses of medical […]

  • Bryan Welcoming Roa home from school

    The bus pulls up to the driveway and I sigh. He’s home. Breathe deep and go and get him. It’s not that I don’t want Roa to be home. I’ve missed him. Or so, I missed the days of a little boy happy to greet Mom from the school bus. This Kindergarten year, not so […]

  • Movement After a Spinal Cord Injury

    Currently, I’m considered incomplete motor and sensory, which means I have some feeling and movement below the level of my injury. In Part I, most of my post was about the feeling that I have throughout my body. I explained my injury level along with what I can feel despite being a C-1 C-2 quadriplegic […]

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  • Disabilities in the Movies

    Ever since my “Diversity in Media” class while studying my bachelor’s degree (I had to get Lieutenant Dan scenes from Forrest Gump by renting the VHS tape) I knew a massive archive containing every movie featuring a character with a disability was needed. After my wishing and hoping years ago, it seems they’ve finally come […]

  • Selling Possessions to Pay for Special Needs Medical Expenses

    The cost of caring for a child with special needs sky rockets through the roof. Uninsured medical, therapy, and equipment costs can add up fast. Before you know it, you’re faced with making some very difficult decisions. You recognize that you can’t stop the therapies that are giving your child the best chance at independence and growth. […]

  • Keeping Our Marriage Strong

    I’ve been married just over two years now. It’s been a very rocky road with all of our combined health issues, raising a teen, adopting a toddler, and attempting to expand our family once again. How does all of that even happen in two years? It’s been crazy! How do we make it work with all […]

  • Finding the Strength to Get Out of Bed Each Day

    Yeah it’s hard… Sometimes I find myself drifting away, staring at the wall, thinking of things that I know I have no control over and that I cannot change. It’s difficult to be in a position where you’re so vulnerable to others and in which your privacy is gone; where the only place that feels […]

  • Genius Products for Wheelchair Users

    Not every disability product is handy. Some are terrible, like wheelchair tire cleaners – I’ve yet to see one that works. Or the ridiculousness of sandwich holders. Can’t they make something that isn’t so top heavy? But there are a few products out there that are pure genius. From cooking safely while sitting down (and […]