It may be hard to remember, but six months ago no one had heard of social distancing, and the idea of the United States asking citizens to quarantine at home seemed like a laughable movie plot. Then a novel, highly-contagious virus ripped across the globe and changed everything forever. COVID-19 has affected everyone’s life to some degree, but its impact on our community has been disproportionately large. In this issue, we hear how the virus and all the disruptions that come with it have changed the lives of seven wheelchair users facing unique situations: a nurse, an active vent user, a traveler isolated in Argentina, a man struggling to find a caregiver, a mom-to-be, a quad awaiting key surgeries and an outdoor enthusiast. We’ve also compiled a selection of art from artists with disabilities, along with the latest medical information, news and resources to make this unprecedented and unsettling time more manageable.

Stories: Snapshots From Our Community
Facts: Disability-Specific Medical Info
Art: Images From Artists With Disabilities
Resources: Your Questions Answered


Lives in the Time of COVID-19


A Nurse in Waiting

"I went from being unwanted and stuck at home to being needed on the front lines."

“I went from being unwanted and stuck at home to being needed on the front lines.”

Andrea Dalzell