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Tim Bowers 1981 - 2013

How One Person’s Choice to Die Affected our Community

When Tim Bowers had his breathing tube removed one day after his spinal cord injury, many people with disabilities were distressed — and very vocal about the questionable ethics involved.

Letters: January 2014

Very disingenuous for Mr. Abbott to call himself a door opener for people with disabilities while using his office to deny ADA protections to fellow citizens . I hear his argument that he is the state’s defense attorney. Of course, as governor he

Letters: November 2013

The September issue highlighted two similar but very different methods for keeping our paralyzed legs active [“E-Stim for Wellness”]. Both are effective — FES bikes maintain muscle and circulation, while FES rowing provides for muscle and bone growth as well as all-body cardiovascular fitness.

Cancelled: Ironside Fell Flat

Cancelled: Ironside Fell Flat

The new remake of Ironside, featuring Blair Underwood as the paraplegic Detective Robert Ironside, has been cancelled after only four episodes. As the show rolled into production, some wheelchair users were miffed that Underwood was cast when there are talented wheelchair-using actors who could have played the part. Darryl “Chill” Mitchell was mentioned, as was […]

Crip Buzz: Guinness Beer Ad: Loyalty and Friendship? Or Tokenism?

Crip Buzz: Guinness Beer Ad: Loyalty and Friendship? Or Tokenism?

Guinness Beer Ad: Dedication, Loyalty and Friendship? Or Tokenism?

Letters: October 2013

This is a very clever and well-formulated story [“Criptopia,” August 2013]. It demonstrated so beautifully the issues, and just how easy it is to make change that has a major impact. I smiled the whole way through and loved the addition of the great references to those television and YouTube shows (Push Girls and My Gimpy Life) as well as the individuals who got a plug of support in the article as well. Well done, showing them some props!

Letters: September 2013

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Air Canada: Still one of the best disability-friendly airlines?

Letters: August 2013

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Letters July 2013

Letters July 2013

The “Wheeling Beyond Limits “ article was especially helpful. I’ve had nothing but problems with the power chair I keep trying to use. It only works about 50 percent of the time, and no-one, including the manufacturer, can figure out what the problems are …

Letters: Guns for Self-Protection

Letters: Guns for Self-Protection

In New Mobility’s April 2013 issue, Mike Collins’ Everyday Advocacy column on gun ownership for wheelers stirred up a great many responses …