Entries by Shawn Dean

Handling Extreme Temperatures after Spinal Cord Injury

This Summer Deserves a High-Five Last spring I wrote a piece for this blog called “This Past Winter Deserves a High Five.” My weather-based jubilance stemmed from the fact that I had just lived through the warmest winter of my life. Winters can be harsh on wheelchair users-especially in Wisconsin and Minnesota, the only two […]

The Hidden Responsibilities of the SCI Lifestyle

The disability world barely touched my life before I sustained a spinal cord injury at 17. Up until then the only wheelchair users I came across were a lady with cerebral palsy, who very sporadically showed up for Sunday morning church services and a middle/high school classmate who has Spina Bifida. Therefore, I have no real […]