Getting Outdoors in My Quantum Wheelchair

I have an unpopular question among the Disability Community. Where’s all the snow?! I live in Scranton, PA, (yes, home of “The Office”) and one thing about living there is that our summers are usually pretty hot, and our winters are typically gray, snowy and cold. I don’t love the cold. Having acquired a spinalContinue reading “Getting Outdoors in My Quantum Wheelchair”

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 Play Wheelchair Rugby

Last year, I started playing wheelchair rugby. I have to say it’s really cool and so much fun. I was a rookie last year, playing in a professional league against guys and girls who have played for years. Although I was wet behind the ears, I felt like I could hold my own, even asContinue reading “How to Play Wheelchair Rugby”

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”