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Kefty — The Ultimate Wheelchair Workout Gadget

Kefty — The Ultimate Wheelchair Workout Gadget

Trying to get a decent workout in a wheelchair has never been the easiest. Devices exist, but they’re either too expensive or only usable by people with specific abilities. Personally, I’ve never been able to afford any of the good ones, like the thousands of dollars Vitaglide, or the wheelchair universal home gym that can […]

Would You Date a Wheelchair User?

Would You Date a Wheelchair User?

As a single lady wheelchair user in the dating scene currently, I know exactly what’s going on, like exactly, in the mind of the typical straight American male. And let me share with you a bit of what I’ve discovered — it’s just as dismal as you’d expect. The biggest hurdle I keep coming across […]

7 Gotta-Try Summertime Adaptive Sports

7 Gotta-Try Summertime Adaptive Sports

When you’re in rehab, therapists inundate you with dozens of recreational ideas, and chances are you were dealing with depression at the time and didn’t try any of them. But maybe now, if many years have passed, you’re finally ready to try one of these adaptive sports. But the big question remains — which one […]

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 […]