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Save Some Tears for Laughing With

Save Some Tears for Laughing With

I’m talking with two of my friends about sneakers the other day when E points at my Adidas Stan Smiths and asks, “Hey are those comfortable?”

S and I glance at each other. As a paraplegic, my ability to feel anything from chest down is severely impaired. 

I shrug at E. “I’d tell you if I knew.” Read more

Technicolor Dreams in a Black and White World

Technicolor Dreams in a Black and White World

Sometimes I dream of the perfect blog post. And then I wake up. Read more

How Much Better We All Have It Thanks to the Internet

How Much Better We All Have It Thanks to the Internet

When I was first injured there was no Internet. Let me explain what that meant exactly. For any direction post-injury, whether it was how I was going to live on my own or go to college, or even if I was going to date again, it was all learned in-person. Read more

TV’s Vikings’ “Ivar the Cripple” Makes a Present-Day Girl Think

TV’s Vikings’ “Ivar the Cripple” Makes a Present-Day Girl Think

I think it’s fair to assume that before the Industrial Revolution, life for people with disabilities was significantly more difficult. There were no motors, and definitely no electricity to power the wheeled chairs that have been made for “cripples” prior to this golden age. To say it was a hard life was a definite understatement. Read more

Front Door Security for Quadriplegics

Front Door Security for Quadriplegics

I remember when I was in rehab they tried to teach me self-defense. I wasn’t quite sure what I was going to be able to, but I did discover that my elbow could really hurt someone’s face. Fast forward to 2016, and there are a lot more options for quadriplegics looking to stay as safe. I do however still feel pretty badass when I show off my elbow move to people at parties. Read more

My First Laptop Through Now: I’m More Able Than Ever Before

My First Laptop Through Now: I’m More Able Than Ever Before

Thanks technology. Scientists and researchers, even doctors for that matter, may not have been able to get me to walk again in all the years since my injury, but technology sure is helping my life more than any medical research is. Case in point – my new laptop. Read more

Google Impact Challenge: Disabilities

5 Disability Techs Google Should Really Be Investing In

A little over a week ago, Google announced it would be investing $20 million dollars in life-changing disability technologies being created by nonprofits. Making the world more accessible to people with disabilities is the ultimate goal of this challenge, and they’re hoping to attract some of the top innovators of our time. Read more

When OMG Happens and No One's Around

When OMG Happens and No One’s Around

I was going to write a blog post today about something else entirely, but literally something happened 5 minutes prior to writing this blog that changed my mindset. My table just flipped. Read more

Maximizing Independence Through Technology

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 for ways to maximize my independence. There is tons of technology out there for people in my situation to be able to do things independently. Read more

EasyStand Blog Makes List of “Top 50 Therapy Blogs”

strapstand-laptopLet’s face it, there are so many blogs out there it’s hard to know where to start.  Check out this article by Suzane Smith called  “The Top 50 Therapy Blogs“. On her site she informs therapists of blogs that are related to their field.  We were very happy to find out that she included the EasyStand Blog in her list!

Many of these blogs are also a great resource for end-users. The article separates blogs into 5 categories: physical, mental, homeopathic, first hand accounts and academic or informational.  You can find our EasyStand Blog under the academic or informational category.  Each blog listing includes a short description, so it is easy to find which blogs would be of interest.    As an example, here is how our blog is described:  “EasyStand Blog – A blog for those with spinal cord injuries and cerebral palsy. It features information about its EasyStand chair as well as up to date news and features on paraplegic innovations and lifestyle.”

Do you find this list of therapy blogs helpful?  Which blogs did you visit or subscribe to?