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7 Music Festival Survival Rules for Wheelchair Users

7 Music Festival Survival Rules for Wheelchair Users

Music festivals are without question one of the biggest things I look forward to every summer. After all, as a quadriplegic confirmed as a Presbyterian, raised by a Catholic mother and heavily influenced by New Agers as a little girl, I’m one odd duck. The people at these festivals are my people. They’re just as […]

FunSizedStyle: Beauty Vlogger with OI

FunSizedStyle: Beauty Vlogger with OI

Michaela, a sassy beauty-obsessed teenager with osteogenesis imperfecta from Kawkawlin, Mich., has been blasting up YouTube with her fabulous beauty videos over the last year, and watch out world, her fan base has is surging. It’s not every day you see a fashion vlogger who looks the away Michaela does, and I’m guessing that’s one […]

Israeli-Made Acrobat Wheel Absorbs All Shocks

Israeli-Made Acrobat Wheel Absorbs All Shocks

The Acrobat wheel is a brand new shock-absorbing wheel that’s changing the way manual wheelchair-users traverse terrain. These impressive babies do for the rear wheels what Frog Legs do for the front wheels. Created by the Israeli company SoftWheel, it features a unique form of suspension called “selective suspension technology,”  a three prong moveable suspension system […]

6 Unforgettable Disabled Video Game Characters

6 Unforgettable Disabled Video Game Characters

From all-ages games like Sly Cooper to testosterone-fueled adventures such as Grand Theft Auto, here are six of the most unforgettable disabled video game characters. 6. Lester Crest — Grand Theft Auto V Grand Theft Auto is a longstanding video game series glamorizing felonies that you either love or hate. Definitely a game geared toward […]

Captain Stewart McQuillan's Aeroleg

Captain Stewart McQuillan’s Aeroleg

Captain Stewart McQuillan, a paraplegic from the United Kingdom’s Royal Air Force, whose father and grandfather before him were also pilots, may very well be the most famous paralyzed pilot in the world, and he’s been working hard to make it easier for other pilots with disabilities to fly. McQuillian, who is also an electric […]

'Normal Person Here —  Human Being'

‘Normal Person Here — Human Being’

“Normal person here — human being,” is the perfect description Trenton Cochran, 12, gives of his sister Lindsay Cochran, 10. Lindsay was born with SMA, a rare neuromuscular disability that affects her ability to walk. She was never able to crawl or walk before becoming a powerchair-user. I’ve heard a lot of ways to say […]

"Jimmy Wheelz" Kid's Book Created by Tony Torres

“Jimmy Wheelz” Kid’s Book Created by Tony Torres

Have you caught Jimmy Wheelz yet? He’s the star of a website, blog, animations and an illustrated book that’s scheduled to be released this summer. He’s also a young boy with spina bifida, modeled after his creator, WCMX rider and blogger Tony Torres. Jimmy is adorable. He reminds me of Bobby from Bobby’s World (awesome […]

'Embedded Arts' Infuses Art Into PT, OT

‘Embedded Arts’ Infuses Art Into PT, OT

A biofeedback machine with an artistic side. Yes, that’s the inherent beauty of Embedded Arts, an interactive artistic element added to rehab that is unlike anything you’ve ever seen. Invented by researchers and therapists at Ohio State University, Embedded Arts gives people an entirely new way to experience their physical rehab session, and is perfect […]

"Wings for Life World Run" Dedicated to SCI Research

“Wings for Life World Run” Dedicated to SCI Research

On May 4th, 2014, the Wings for Life World Run  is set to take place, but it’s not your ordinary run or marathon by far. It Is a simultaneous world run taking place in 35 different locations around the world. The Wings for Life World Run, sponsored by Red Bull, is the first of its […]

What If We Were Treated Exactly the Same?

What If We Were Treated Exactly the Same?

I had a deep thought the other night while lying in bed. What if in spite of my disability, I had been treated exactly the same as everybody else throughout my years of my being paralyzed? Would my journey have been as hard? I’m talking about an alternative Alice in Wonderland-type World where peers never […]