When disability comes knocking at your door, you usually have to widen it.
A lot of us are anticipating a miracle drug that will allow us to shed our wheels to walk again, or at least live a pain-free life.
Lately I’ve been thinking about what I might do when I retire — if I retire — but the problem is I don’t know what the word means. Literally, to retire means to change the rubber on my wheels. But there is nothing new or unique about this — I’ve done it twice a year […]
Q. Getting my car refueled has become a real hassle lately — and seems to be getting worse. After the Americans with Disabilities Act was passed, for a while it seemed possible to get assistance with refueling at most gas stations in this area. Today there are only a handful that provide that help, and […]
A speaker and family man, Ron Heagy, 51, from Albany, Ore., has been paralyzed the last 32 years. After diving into a breaker as a teenager, Heagy was grateful he survived despite sustaining a C3 injury. “By the grace of God, my brother swam out to find me,” he says. “It was the day before […]
Welcome to NEW MOBILITY’s new nutrition column! Here you’ll find nutritional tips and recipes to help you achieve optimal health and well-being. As nutritionists whose lives have both been affected by spinal cord injury, we fully understand the unique challenges many of you face in trying to stay healthy while living a full and active […]
My original assignment for this column was to write about life in a wheelchair in Los Angeles. I have strayed from this noble purpose because, a. I am in LA but not of LA, and, b. I have an eclectic mind, which is the same thing as scatter-brained. But, here is a paradox about LA […]
“You aren’t going to believe this thing Brian stayed up all night building,” says David. “Well what is it?” I reply. “You’re going to have to wait until we get to the hunting spot. See you there in a half hour!” I jump in the van (as a quad in an electric wheelchair, “jumping in […]
Top 10 Things Not to Say to Someone in a Wheelchair Plus the Best Responses From Wheelchair Users
Very disingenuous for Mr. Abbott to call himself a door opener for people with disabilities while using his office to deny ADA protections to fellow citizens . I hear his argument that he is the state’s defense attorney. Of course, as governor he