December 2013

Dear Santa: here’s my wish list

By | December 17th, 2013|

Clap your hands to turn on the lights or for other things on the wish list. This time of year we're bombarded with [...]

New DOL Rules to Boost Employment

By | December 17th, 2013|

Federal contractors' workforces must consist of 7 percent of people with disabilities when new Department of Labor rules take effect in March. This change could [...]

Bob Vogel’s 12 Holiday Gifts for Wheelchair Users

By | December 16th, 2013|

'Tis the season for holiday gift lists. For about eight years after my injury in 1985, I was bothered by annual variations of “gift ideas [...]

The Wandering Mind at Night is a Dangerous Thing

By | December 15th, 2013|

Nighttime can be a dangerous time if you have a disability. Your mind definitely wanders more when you're in bed alone. Even if you're not [...]

From Push Girl to Push Goddess

By | December 13th, 2013|

It's always difficult to say how someone's life will end up after sustaining a spinal cord injury. For Sharina Jones, shot by a neighborhood kid [...]

Oh, no, not the snow!

By | December 12th, 2013|

For wheelers, with the snow comes plenty of problems. With a huge swath of the country covered by mounds of snow, it's time [...]

Adaptive Kite Surfing

By | December 12th, 2013|

In my ‘survey of one,’ innovations in adaptive sports equipment are perhaps the next best thing to an outright SCI cure. When I was injured [...]

Creating New Holiday Traditions After a Disability

By | December 10th, 2013|

I stopped believing in Santa Claus because I was too smart for my own good. I was 7 and thought, “If Santa Claus will really [...]

Weight Loss and Wheelchairs

By | December 10th, 2013|

Mia Vayner lost 275 pounds when she switched from a power to a manual wheelchair. Pushing a manual chair is a great calorie [...]

Pieter du Preez, C6 Quad, Shatters Ironman Barrier

By | December 9th, 2013|

Barriers are a matter of perception and when they are broken, the impossible — as if by magic — is forever possible. Chuck Yaeger did [...]

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