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  • Kids' Remarks About My Wheelchair

    Kids really do say the darnedest things. I have never minded when kids come up to me and ask their crazy off the wall questions about my injury or my wheelchair. Over the years I’ve compiled a list of off the wall comments and questions asked to me by small children, some including my own daughter. Here […]

  • Assisted Walking after a Spinal Cord Injury

    For years I’ve been blogging about the much ballyhooed Project Walk, the “new” spinal cord injury rehabilitation center that’s all the rage and spreading across the country. They give those with new injuries an opportunity to continue their rehabilitation, but I truly never thought I would get an opportunity to try it out myself. Boy […]

  • Building Heart Health for Kids with Disabilities Through Standing and Exercise

    Increasing the physical activity level of Americans can be read about everywhere you turn; from articles talking about reducing obesity to helping us become more heart healthy. In the month of February, we are particularly more attuned to our heart health with Valentine’s Day and National Heart Month. But how do families with children with disabilities […]

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  • Scoliosis and Spinal Cord Injury

    My crooked back revealed itself about three years after I became a wheelchair-user. Being 5’10 with no torso control only meant one thing – my back was destined to become something much more than just a back. It became my safety blanket whenever I lost the ability to balance myself. It went something like this: […]

  • What Defines a Disability?

    Food for thought.. What defines a disability and how far is too far? I do not think anyone questions that someone who suffered a spinal cord injury or a similar medical condition would be considered disabled. My question is how far is too far and where is that blurry line drawn in the sand? Mental illness? […]

  • Paralyzed and That Adrenaline Rush

    You see it all the time; people with paralysis doing things so crazy that it gets them on the news. Whether they’re flying themselves down a megaramp like Aaron Fotheringham or flying halfway across the world in an ultralight plane like Dave Sykes, people with paralysis tend to do things a bit on the crazy side. […]

  • Maximizing Independence Through Technology

    Being paralyzed from the neck down is not easy. I have to rely on the assistance of others for most everything such as bathing, dressing, eating, going to the bathroom etc. In order to make all things possible for me, I have 24/7 nursing. Although I have the necessary help around me, I’m always looking […]

  • Heart Disease and Spinal Cord Injuries

    Heart disease is not something you would normally associate with a spinal cord injury. However, the facts show that spinal cord injury patients have a 30% greater chance of developing heart disease than the average able bodied person. The risk increases with the length of time since sustaining the injury. Why does this happen? There […]