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Project Walk Diaries: And Then It Was Gone

Project Walk Diaries: And Then It Was Gone

If you’ve been following my blog series the Project Walk Diaries, you know I’ve been fortunate to be part of Project Walk‘s Ambassador Program at the new Minneapolis location; an opportunity this old rusty quad has been head over wheels about (sorry couldn’t help it, ha). I have been able to go once a week […]

Will Polio Return?

Will Polio Return?

So, American parents are deciding not to vaccinate their children because of a misinformed (in my opinion) fear that vaccines might harm their babies. Now, diseases that had been practically wiped out – measles and whooping cough – have returned in alarming numbers. Cases of mumps are also on the rise. What’s next, polio? All […]

7 Valentine's Day Date Suggestions

7 Valentine’s Day Date Suggestions

With love in the air and Valentine’s Day near, you might need some inspiration to choose wheelchair-friendly activities. Check out my suggestions below: 1. Cooking Together to Stay Together Cooking together is one of those simple activities you can’t go wrong with. Plus you get a prize at the end — a tasty meal. Have […]

The KD Smart Chair Lives Up to its Name

The KD Smart Chair Lives Up to its Name

What if I told you there is a power wheelchair that weighs only 50 pounds, folds for easy transport and offers many of the seating conveniences most power chair users expect at a fraction of the cost? That’s the pitch for the KD Smart Chair, a new, exciting offering from KD Healthcare Company, and if […]

Quokka Bag: A snappy wheelchair bag

Quokka Bag: A snappy wheelchair bag

Finding a functional wheelchair bag that has adequate storage space, is easy to open and manage AND doesn’t make you look like an out of place high school student can be a chore. Every so often I get press releases for products claiming to meet that bar, and usually I find myself disappointed in the […]

Reinventing the Whill

Reinventing the Whill

Unless you’ve been living off the grid for the last few years, at some point or another, you’ve probably seen a social media post or read something about the Whill. It’s a mobility device designed by a team of former auto-industry engineers that aims to change the way people think about wheelchairs by offering a […]

New Track Chair Options

New Track Chair Options

Blaze your own Trax Last May we took an in-depth look at the emerging field of track chairs. If you missed it, or have no idea what a track chair is, think wheelchair meets tank: big, powerful chairs, usually with treads to help you conquer the most unforgiving terrain. Based on the responses we got […]

Do We Need Day of Acceptance?

Do We Need Day of Acceptance?

I was a bit mystified recently when I bumped into the International Day of Acceptance, which this year was Jan. 20. I’d never heard of it before (it began in 2010), and wondered how one day could possibly do any good for a disability community that fights for acceptance on every level, from personal to […]

Project Walk Diaries: Is That Below Injury Movement?

Project Walk Diaries: Is That Below Injury Movement?

When you do enough activity-based therapy, you hope something spectacular will happen — you’ll slowly see some below injury movement, or maybe regain some sensation. While doctors say this is rubbish, many people claim otherwise. I never expected much. When I first started attending Project Walk a few months ago, I definitely didn’t expect anything […]

4 Tips from “Disability Gym Workout”

4 Tips from “Disability Gym Workout”

There is a great new video showing how to get a good workout at any gym in any city regardless of your wheelchair or disability. The 16-minute-long video, “Disability Gym Workout” is produced by the Active Hands Company, maker of the grip-aids for quadriplegics, and it’s narrated by Rob Smith, a fellow wheelchair-user. Here are […]