End of summer. Back to school. Fall. It is hard to believe that time has passed so quickly! I started thinking about all the activities I participated in this summer. I love getting outside and being active. My disability, however, can make certain activities challenging, even when I have my Quantum Rehab Wheelchair. Still, I found ways to adapt activities so I could participate. I had the best time!
Getting Outdoors with My Quantum Rehab Wheelchair
In June, I traveled to California. It was so hot! We flew to Palm Springs and spent most of the time in the pool. I was happy our hotel had a lift into the pool to help me in and out of the water. I would have died in the heat otherwise!
In July, I went camping several times. I have learned how to adapt camping for me. I have a light camping stove and a cot that is high enough for me to transfer into from my 4Front® 2 Quantum Power Wheelchair. My tent is big enough that my power chair can fit inside. I also love that my power chair can get travel over rough terrain.
I also went adaptive kayaking. There is a program at one of my favorite lakes that helps people get in and out of the water. They have beach wheelchairs that makes it easy to drive down to the water, so I don’t have to worry about sand getting into my Quantum Rehab Wheelchair and causing damage. The paddles they use are a little lighter, so it makes paddling easier a kayak much easier.
Learning Self Defense
In August, I started taking a self-defense class. I love it! The instructors are great about helping me think of real-life scenarios that work in a power chair. They take the moves that they teach everyone and help me adapt them to the way my body moves and the capabilities I have.
Overall, I am reminded again that my disability does not have to stop me from all the adventures that I want to experience. I can do anything I want! It might look different. But different is okay!
About Kerri Knudson: Kerri lives in Utah with her daughter. She uses a 4Front® 2 Quantum Power Wheelchair and loves exploring the outdoors. Click here to learn more about Kerri.
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