Occupy Your Mind: Great Indoor Hobbies for Wheelchair Users

I feel it’s important to have hobbies and interests, find new ways to occupy your brain with stuff. Hobbies or sports that get you thinking or moving are great options. For me, I like to play video games, watch TV and movies. It’s how I learned to act! Watching TV and movies was great researchContinue reading “Occupy Your Mind: Great Indoor Hobbies for Wheelchair Users”

My Awesome Experience at the Duke’s Mayo Bowl

Recently, I attended the Duke’s Mayo Bowl in Charlotte, N.C., at the Bank of America Stadium, which is home to the Carolina Panthers. I saw one of my favorite teams, the North Carolina Tarheels, take on the South Carolina Gamecocks in the battle of the Carolinas. Riding the Light Rail with My Power Wheelchair ToContinue reading “My Awesome Experience at the Duke’s Mayo Bowl”

Enjoying Football with iLevel Technology

The football season for the Charlotte 49ers has returned. It kicked off on September 3, beginning with a historical win that I got to experience thanks to iLevel® on my Stretto Power Wheelchair. The Duke Blue Devils were the first power-five team to play the 49ers at home inside Jerry Richardson Stadium. I am aContinue reading “Enjoying Football with iLevel Technology”

Excited for Football with My Power Wheelchair

Excitement is in the air surrounding the football program at Charlotte! On August 7, I attended Charlotte Football Media Day to cover the event for the school’s newspaper, the Niner Times. It was a great day! I interviewed players and coaches, which was possible thanks to iLevel® technology on my Stretto Power Wheelchair. Touring theContinue reading “Excited for Football with My Power Wheelchair”

Golfing with My iLevel® Wheelchair

Golfing season is here! I really love being outside, surrounded by nature and all that green grass. I love the smell of fresh-cut grass. The great thing about golf is that it can be played by almost everyone. If you are in a power wheelchair, have an amputation or injury, golf is the kind ofContinue reading “Golfing with My iLevel® Wheelchair”

Adaptive Sports to Try This Summer

Looking for something new and exciting to do this summer? Now that the weather is warm and sunny, it’s the perfect time to get out and try an outdoor adaptive sport. There are plenty of sports that are adapted for wheelchair users and can even be done alongside able-bodied friends and family. Try some ofContinue reading “Adaptive Sports to Try This Summer”

All You Need to Know About Para-Badminton

Many sports have been adapted for inclusivity of people of all abilities. Para-badminton is a racquet sport played by men and women of any age with a physical disability, including: spinal injury, multiple sclerosis, spina bifida, cerebral palsy, scoliosis, hip dysplasia, amputations, leg length difference, upper limb amputation or impairment and short stature. The sportContinue reading “All You Need to Know About Para-Badminton”

All About Adaptive Archery

Archery has been adapted so that individuals of all abilities, ages and genders can participate. Adaptive archery is much like traditional archery in that the athlete uses a bow to aim and propel an arrow to hit a target. This adaptive sport is especially inclusive because athletes with various physical or cognitive impairments can easilyContinue reading “All About Adaptive Archery”

A Beginner’s Guide to Sitting Volleyball

Sitting volleyball is a form of volleyball that is adapted for people with disabilities. This adapted sport is played similarly to traditional volleyball, with a few modifications to the rules, making this sport playable for people of all abilities. In this adapted version of volleyball, the net is about 3 feet high, and the courtContinue reading “A Beginner’s Guide to Sitting Volleyball”

Adaptive Water Sports and COVID-19

Summer is almost here and for many, that means spending time in the water! With states slowly lifting stay-at-home orders, there are more opportunities to get outside and do something fun. Although group sports aren’t currently an option, there are still ways you can get exercise while maintaining social distancing recommendations. Adaptive Water Skiing IfContinue reading “Adaptive Water Sports and COVID-19”