I was thrilled when the ADA was implemented in 1992. After more than 25 years as a wheelchair user, I was sick of fighting stairways, inaccessible restroom stalls, and job discrimination. But it didn’t take long to discover that very few nondisabled people knew the law existed. And most of those who did know thought […]
Turning to Veganism and Stem Cells Growing up, Wes Bandemer, 25, Morgan City, La., was all about staying physically active. “I was always doing something physical every single day,” he says. “I didn’t have a computer and rarely touched video games,” and then I lost it all, not even being able to shrug my shoulders.” […]
Traveling can be a logistical challenge for people who use wheelchairs and similar mobility devices.
Q. I’m 55, in my 30th year as a T6 para. I started exercising after a long layoff, overdid it and my right shoulder suddenly became very sore. I tried working through the pain, which made it worse. Transfers are painful and it hurts to push my chair or lift my arm above shoulder level. […]
Jerry’s telethon was like a tornado. Part of what made it so dangerous and destructive was that it spawned others like it.
Regan Shines What an incredible article about a very, very talented actor [“The Transformation of Regan,” May 2015]. I’ve taught and directed actors with disabilities for decades. Regan Linton is, by far, gifted with the most talent I’ve ever encountered. I came across her at a SAG/AFTRA meeting where her personality brightened the room. If […]
The Best of Disability Blogs and Banter Sexy Self-Love: “You can call it a massive orgy, play party, sex-romp, or whatever you want. You can suggest that tax payer funds are funding a swingers event. That’s all well and good, but let’s be honest for one second about what the event is actually about. Over […]
Those of us with SCI know just how critical specialized rehab can be. Our fellow TBI survivors deserve the best treatment possible — sooner rather than later.
Steph Cox is the voice of Life with a Disabled Husband, a no-holds barred blog on her married life with Ben Cox.