Scott Chesney Speaks to Disabled Veterans about life in a wheelchair.

Finding Gratitude in Your Disability

“Gratitude and disability in the same sentence?” you may be wondering. Absolutely. Truth be told we can find gratitude in any situation…good, bad, or indifferent. And disability is no exception. Does gratitude eliminate all the daily challenges that are associated with living with a disability [..}


Quality of Life After a Spinal Cord Injury

My Accident Anniversary

"Throughout life you will learn that sorrow will not remain. You will see that it is like a butterfly emerging from its cocoon to make way for greater things." ~ Corrine DeWinter When a caterpillar spins a chrysalis, does it know its life is going to change and that it's going to turn into a [..}


Paralyzed by your paralysis after a spinal cord injury.

Paralyzed By Your Paralysis?

When you have a disability, it can be almost too easy to let it win. Struggling with a body that no longer listens takes its toll. After all, we’re only human; not Superman or Superwoman. Coping is a daily thing, and we do it the best we can. The one thing we have to watch out for however, is the [..}


Life in a wheelchair

Being Ok, With Not Being Ok

Imperfect bodies are a defining feature of people with disabilities. Some start out in imperfect bodies, others find themselves in such a position later in life. And the process of either grieving for your perfect body that never was, or the perfect body you once had, can take your soul through some [..}


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No Free Rides episode #72: Coping and dating with quad Shawn Dean

In episode #72 of No Free Rides, Tiffiny talks with lawyer and single and looking quadriplegic, Shawn R. Dean. They discuss the nuances of coping with a life-changing injury, and Tiffiny tries to persuade Shawn to try a dating site. Read Shawn’s  personal blog: One Man’s Access or [..}