Tips for Gift Giving at Christmas

The holidays are here! This time of year is awesome. People seem to be happier and kinder than usual. My favorite parts about Christmas are spending time with my family and giving gifts. For me, the gift giving is what I love most. I’m not big on receiving gifts. I mean, it’s nice to receiveContinue reading “Tips for Gift Giving at Christmas”

Sakina Shamsi: The Stretto is a Batch Made in Heaven

Remember Sakina Shamsi? She is a Q Roll Model and baker extraordinaire! Although living with spinal muscular atrophy type 2 has its challenges, Sakina lives as independently as she can, thanks to her Edge® 3 Power Wheelchair with iLevel® technology. Recently, her independence reached a whole different level when Sakina received the ultra-narrow Stretto PowerContinue reading “Sakina Shamsi: The Stretto is a Batch Made in Heaven”

Why a Christmas Movie Marathon Weekend is So Important

Last year my friends and I started my new favorite holiday tradition. We call it Christmas Movie Marathon. It started last year, during the pandemic, because we were all terribly lonely, missing each other from the geographic distance between us and the isolation that COVID brought to us all. You see, we had all usedContinue reading “Why a Christmas Movie Marathon Weekend is So Important”

Holiday Light Displays in South Carolina, New York and Florida

This year for the holidays, I was fortunate to spend a week in South Carolina, Florida and finally ended up back in New York. During my trip, I noticed a lot of houses were decorated for Christmas. Growing up, my parents and I would take rides around the neighborhood to look at Christmas lights. SometimesContinue reading “Holiday Light Displays in South Carolina, New York and Florida”

How to Create Some New Holiday Traditions

When I was younger, it seemed like we spent more time, sometimes days, decorating together as a family. As a kid, we spent time at my aunt and uncle’s house. Decorating for the holidays was a huge thing. We spent a weekend and had a blast putting up decorations and drinking hot apple cider. WeContinue reading “How to Create Some New Holiday Traditions”

Taking a Look Back on My 2021 Resolutions

In early January, I told you about how much I love setting New Year’s Resolutions and some resolutions that I really enjoyed. My resolutions are usually measurable goals that I strive to accomplish throughout the year. I set goals in different categories, such as personal, professional, financial, and even joint resolutions that I share with myContinue reading “Taking a Look Back on My 2021 Resolutions”

Fighting the Good Fight for the Disability Community

I was diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy at the age of five. It continues to take from me. I cannot walk and the strength in my arms has decreased rapidly. Society’s gaze on the disabled has made the life of many even harder. I believe that members of the disabled community should have equal rights.Continue reading “Fighting the Good Fight for the Disability Community”

How to be Your Own Self Advocate

I am an employment specialist who supports people with disabilities. The number one skill I work on with consumers is self advocacy. Self advocacy is speaking up for yourself. It means having the ability and information to get what you want or need to be successful. It’s understanding what rights you have, who can assistContinue reading “How to be Your Own Self Advocate”

Kerri Knudson: Exploring the Outdoors

Helen Keller once said that life is either a daring adventure or nothing. As for Kerri Knudson, she’ll choose adventure every time! Her passion for the outdoors pushes Kerri beyond her limits, as she loves to soak up the beauty that is all around her. “I am inspired by pushing the limits most people thinkContinue reading “Kerri Knudson: Exploring the Outdoors”

My Shiny New Stretto Motorized Wheelchair

One of the things that I’m most thankful for this year is my brand new Quantum® Edge 3 Stretto® Power Wheelchair. A few months ago, I got a call that my Stretto with iLevel® and a backup camera was ready for delivery. When I first found out I was receiving a new wheelchair, I wasContinue reading “My Shiny New Stretto Motorized Wheelchair”