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Why You Should be Playing Second Life

Why You Should be Playing Second Life

Years ago I wrote a blog post that didn’t put Second Life — the free online game that lets you create your own avatar and visit various multiple worlds — in the best of light. Well for all of you that got upset about the post, I am now officially retracting that post. My previous […]

Models With Disabilities Take Over Fashion Week

Models With Disabilities Take Over Fashion Week

Fashionistas who use wheelchairs have been forever wishing to take over the runway during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York and it finally happened earlier this month — and we have the Italian designer FTL Moda to thank. In its “Loving You” show, FTL Moda and famed designer Antonio Urzi decided to pair some of […]

Shannon DeVido Lands New Role on Hulu

Shannon DeVido Lands New Role on Hulu

You may not have heard of Shannon DeVido yet, but you’re about to. The 32 year old from Philadelphia with spinal muscular atrophy just landed one of the biggest roles for a person with a disability to get in a long time — a part in Amy Poehler’s latest project “Difficult People.” In “Difficult People,” […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Finally, a Wheelchair Cup Holder that Works

Finally, a Wheelchair Cup Holder that Works

Over my years of being paralyzed, there has been one elusive product I, or the companies making them, have never seemed to get right — the wheelchair cup holder. That’s right, the seemingly simple accessory used to carry our drinks while on a roll. I have been trying to find “the one;” the perfect cup […]

The Project Walk Diaries — WTF, Left Arm?

The Project Walk Diaries — WTF, Left Arm?

When going to an activity-based therapy clinic like Project Walk Twin-Cities, which I’ve had the fortune of going to these past couple of months, it’s easy to get caught up in the prospect of getting below-injury movement back … ya know, walkin’. But you don’t hear a lot about people working on what they already […]

A Look Back on 2014

A Look Back on 2014

I’ve never really been a New Year’s resolution type of person. I wouldn’t be able to follow through with it anyways I figure, so why bother. I never do. But I do like to look back on my year just like the news, with all of the most noteworthy news clips from the year strewn […]

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