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Two Websites to Help the Search for an Accessible Home

Two Websites to Help the Search for an Accessible Home

All wheelchair users know searching for an accessible home is not easy. Sometimes we can get lucky searching on mainstream real estate sites like Zillow or Trulia, but it’s rare to find “wheelchair accessible” properties on these sites — and this probably is not going to change any time soon. Fortunately there are two websites […]

My Favorite Adapted Baking Tools

My Favorite Adapted Baking Tools

I love to bake, but holy cow do my hands fight me! I don’t let this stop me, though. Fresh baked cookies, pineapple upside-down cake, rhubarb crisp … with adapted baking tools, I can make it all. Instead of using an oven, I use a countertop toaster oven for all my baking needs. Having the […]

The Project Walk Diaries — Old Frustrations Arise

The Project Walk Diaries — Old Frustrations Arise

Since I’ve been paralyzed for such a long time, I sometimes wonder if I’ve forgotten how to move my legs and maybe that’s what my problem is. This is the kind of crazy stuff that people who are paralyzed for a long time will think about. “Maybe I just need to try a bit harder,” […]

The Project Walk Diaries — It Feels So Good

The Project Walk Diaries — It Feels So Good

This week I went for my second hands-on experience at Project Walk and my first official appointment. No more assessments, this was the real deal, a standard two hour appointment. After my assessment last week, they told me to check my skin to make sure I didn’t injure it in any way. Good thing they […]

The Project Walk Diaries — My First Workout

The Project Walk Diaries — My First Workout

Most of the time I absolutely don’t feel like working out. But on my first official “workout day” at Project Walk, I couldn’t wait to get started. I had attended one of their open houses the week before and signed up for a three-hour assessment. I arrived the morning of my assessment with my yoga […]

Ms. Wheelchair NY Demands More Accessible Housing

Ms. Wheelchair NY Demands More Accessible Housing

Andrea Dalzell, 27, is the new Ms. Wheelchair New York 2015. Her platform is two-fold — promote activities for people with spinal cord injuries and improve the amount of accessible housing in New York. The latter is especially near and dear to her heart. “It deeply disturbs me that more and more young people with […]

21 Years Post-Injury, Finally Checking Out Project Walk

21 Years Post-Injury, Finally Checking Out Project Walk

As a quadriplegic who’s very used to being paralyzed, I never really had a fervent desire to go to a place like Project Walk. However an opportunity has come about for me to finally try one of these “paralysis recovery centers.” Project Walk, one of the first to administer this type of therapy, just opened […]

Two Wheelchair RV Blogs

Two Wheelchair RV Blogs

Ever dreamed of dropping everything you do, packing up an RV and just going on a long road trip? Read on to learn more about two bloggers living the wheelchair RV lifestyle. Rolling in a RV “Rolling in a RV” was started by Karen, a woman who was injured as a result of a hot […]

Jarrett Martin: Paralyzed Skydiver Base Jumps Again

Jarrett Martin: Paralyzed Skydiver Base Jumps Again

Skydiving is a family business in the Martin family. Jarrett Martin, now 24 years old, worked at his family’s Skydive business in Washington state as a kid — both his dad and grandfather were skydivers. When he was just 10 years old he went on his first skydive and when he was 14 years old […]

Starla Hilliard-Barnes' Playground Project

Starla Hilliard-Barnes’ Playground Project

If you saw her perched atop a horse or in her four-by-four vehicle, you would never know Starla Hilliard-Barnes was paralyzed. A T4 paraplegic whose vertebrae from the T2 level to T8 was completely crushed in a hit and run motorcycle accident in 2009, Hilliard-Barnes has only been a wheelchair-user for five years. But if […]