An ex-Paralympian turned wheelchair aerialist, Paul Nunnari is the world’s first person to attempt wheelchair aerialism. In fact, you could say he invented the notion of it, as it’s an incredibly difficult thing to do. Not only must you have a strong upper body, it must be a grotesquely strong upper body, and needs to […]
Many people have tried to reinvent the wheelchair in the last 20 years. You have the revolutionary stair climbing wheelchair, the iBot, then you have all-terrain wheelchairs like the Tank Chair, a crazy huge wheelchair with tracks, helping wheelchair-users explore the world unimpeded. But now there’s a new wheelchair available starting next year that’s changing […]
From the fun and quirky to the absolutely essential, here are 10 fabulous gift ideas for someone with a spinal cord injury.
As I was browsing the invention site Quirky, I was delighted as usual. I always see some amazing things on here for wheelchair-users, like this invention that would help us open any door independently (brilliant!). The other day I also saw an amazing wheelchair umbrella, but that has since been taken down (boo). I just […]
When you have a disability, you get really good at reading people — you kind of have to. Most of the world doesn’t like being around us. It sounds harsh, but it’s true. It’s the human condition. People just don’t feel comfortable being around other people that are different. You know it when you’re around […]
This Sunday a very exciting thing is happening – three paraplegics from the NYC-area will be using the amazing ReWalk, a revolutionary bionic exoskeleton from Israel, to walk 1 mile as part of “Team ReWalk,” to raise money for the Bronx Veterans Medical Research Foundation. Jon Woo, one of the members of the group, has […]
This passionate blogger couldn’t resist sharing her experiences. Her blog is definitely one of the most attractive I’ve seen representing life with a spinal cord injury.
We all like to think we know exactly what people are thinking when they look at us, but in reality we’re wrong a lot more than we realize. Being misunderstood happens to people all the time, but when you add in a disability, being misread is as common as dirt on a playground. It’s frustrating […]
Whether you live in Miami, California or anywhere warm, get ready — this is the blog post that will make you feel better about yourself. For the rest of you (me included) who live in colder climates, and know Old Man Winter all too well (you may even be ready to split from him for […]
Penning the perfect dating profile is hard enough. Try adding that you have a disability into your profile and you may just have a complete brain meltdown. Conundrum: We all want to project ourselves in the best light, but how can we do this when we know our disability will dim that light (or completely […]