Sharing EmpowHer Camp in Pittsburgh

In October my organization, Disability EmpowHer Network, was invited to Pittsburgh, PA, to present at a Volunteer Leadership Workshop hosted by the Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation (MEAF). MEAF was established by the Mitsubishi Electric Corporation and is dedicated to helping youth with disabilities maximize their potential and participation in society. Disability EmpowHer Network is gratefulContinue reading “Sharing EmpowHer Camp in Pittsburgh”

My Amazing Experience with the Bengals in My Quantum Power Wheelchair

On Sunday, Oct. 23, a dream came true as I traveled to Cincinnati in my Quantum Power Wheelchair to watch my beloved Bengals play. The contest pitted the Bengals (3-3) against the Falcons (3-3) inside Paycor Stadium. Navigating the Stadium in My Quantum Power Wheelchair Entering the stadium was an adventure. I ran into oldContinue reading “My Amazing Experience with the Bengals in My Quantum Power Wheelchair”

How to Change the Clock on Your Quantum Rehab Wheelchair

Whether we are springing forward or falling back, daylight saving time is a bit of an adjustment for Americans. Not only do we have to change the clocks in our cars, our offices and in our homes, wheelchair users have to adjust the clock on their Quantum Rehab Wheelchair Q-Logic controller.  While we participate inContinue reading “How to Change the Clock on Your Quantum Rehab Wheelchair”

New Condos Create Disabled Parking Spaces for Vans

In my previous blog, I wrote about the lack of disabled parking spots in public places like grocery stores and strip malls. So, when a new condo complex was being built about 1 mile down the road from where I live, I was curious. Nobody really knew anything about it or how many units wereContinue reading “New Condos Create Disabled Parking Spaces for Vans”

How to Practice Sun Safety When You Have a Disability

While many people are experiencing fall and getting ready for winter, it’s a different environment down here in Florida. In mid-October, we experienced a 92-degree day with total sunshine. If you are not careful, you can get a sunburn quickly. Here’s what you should know about sun safety. The Importance of Sun Safety A whileContinue reading “How to Practice Sun Safety When You Have a Disability”

Why It’s Important to Advocate for Yourself as a Patient

I’ve ended up in the hospital three times this month. My experience demonstrates the importance of advocating for yourself when you know something is not right, no matter what doctors and medical staff say. The First Hospital Visit It all started in October. I went into the hospital because my suprapubic catheter was not drainingContinue reading “Why It’s Important to Advocate for Yourself as a Patient”

Why I Love the Backup Camera on My Quantum Rehab Wheelchair

Last year I got the backup camera on my Quantum Rehab Wheelchair and it was a real game changer. I love how much I can do with it and I have used it in unexpected ways! Here are five things I love about the backup camera. Different Setup Options on My Quantum Rehab Wheelchair TheContinue reading “Why I Love the Backup Camera on My Quantum Rehab Wheelchair”

A Day in the Life of a Quadriplegic

A day in the life of a quadriplegic can be a lot of work but it can also be fun, as you find ways to live your life. Here’s what a typical day is like for me with my spinal cord injury. Living as a Quadriplegic: How I Start My Day My day begins whenContinue reading “A Day in the Life of a Quadriplegic”

Another Example of Why We Need Power Chair Accessible Bathrooms

Recently, I was out at a restaurant having a few drinks. The restaurant is wheelchair accessible and all on one level, but it was located in an older building. After my third drink, I elevated my Quantum Rehab Wheelchair to go to the bathroom. There were two bathrooms side by side: one for men andContinue reading “Another Example of Why We Need Power Chair Accessible Bathrooms”

My Quantum Power Wheelchair Helps Me Be Successful

A large part of my life is filled with working in the office. I strive to be a vital asset to any organization in which I am a member. So, when my life drastically changed due to an autoimmune issue that left me unable to walk, I had to relearn how to navigate almost everyContinue reading “My Quantum Power Wheelchair Helps Me Be Successful”