Quantum Hosts Another Virtual Roundtable

I am so excited to share that Quantum Rehab is hosting another virtual consumer roundtable on June 2, 2022, from 3 P.M. to 4:30 P.M. ET. These virtual consumer roundtables are focus groups specifically for power wheelchair users to voice their opinions on current technology and what they’d like to see in future innovations.  AsContinue reading “Quantum Hosts Another Virtual Roundtable”

Air Travel by Persons Who Use Wheelchairs

On Thursday, March 24, 2022, the U.S. Department of Transportation held an all-day virtual public meeting on the subject of air travel by persons who use wheelchairs. Over 600 people attended the meeting. At the meeting, we heard from representatives from the Department of Transportation, including the Secretary himself. We also heard from airline industryContinue reading “Air Travel by Persons Who Use Wheelchairs”

My Experience Hosting the Webinar, ‘Disabled Women Make History’

On March 9, I had the pleasure of moderating an incredible panel for a webinar hosted by the Reeve Foundation and Disability EmpowHer Network. The webinar, called Disabled Women Make History, was a panel discussion with three extraordinary women living with paralysis, Curran Brown, Liz Persaud, and fellow Quantum Ambassador Jill Moore. I was honoredContinue reading “My Experience Hosting the Webinar, ‘Disabled Women Make History’”

My Induction into the National Disability Mentoring Hall of Fame

In February, I learned that I was nominated to be inducted into the Susan M. Daniels Disability Mentoring Hall of Fame. The Disability Mentoring Hall of Fame was established in 2015 to carry on the legacy of disability champion and lifelong mentor, Susan M. Daniels, and to spotlight individuals and groups around the country whoContinue reading “My Induction into the National Disability Mentoring Hall of Fame”

What to Do with Your Old Power Wheelchair

The day when I receive a new power wheelchair is easily one of my favorite days ever! The feeling of getting a fresh wheelchair that fits your body and is ready to help you live your best life just feels amazing. Then, you’re left with the question: What do I do with my old wheelchair?Continue reading “What to Do with Your Old Power Wheelchair”

Great iLevel Benefits When Staying at Hotels

I am so thankful for iLevel® technology when I travel, especially when I am staying at hotels. Each hotel is different. I find that I need to adjust the seat height on my power wheelchair for different things all the time, even if I get an accessible room. Here are a few ways that iLevel helpsContinue reading “Great iLevel Benefits When Staying at Hotels”

Supporting Young Leaders in Arizona

In early March, I had the honor of flying to Phoenix, Arizona, to support young leaders with disabilities as they were honored by Rep. Jennifer Longdon of the Arizona House of Representatives.  I am the executive director of Disability EmpowHer Network, a national nonprofit that connects, motivates, and guides disabled girls and women to grow,Continue reading “Supporting Young Leaders in Arizona”

The Importance of Power Adjustable Seat Height (PASH)

When I was 12 years old, I started going to the mall with my friends. My dad noticed that I just couldn’t keep up with the other girls. My dad suggested I get a power wheelchair and I fought him on it. I told him I didn’t want to use a wheelchair because people wouldContinue reading “The Importance of Power Adjustable Seat Height (PASH)”

Important Things to Do to Prepare for Severe Winter Storms

Recently, we had a pretty big snowstorm here in Rochester, but that really isn’t anything new for us. I grew up here and can tell you that snowstorms are one of my favorite parts of living in Upstate New York. Many people ask me how I can tolerate living in a snowy city as aContinue reading “Important Things to Do to Prepare for Severe Winter Storms”

Our Exciting Plans for Building a Wheelchair Accessible Home

My husband and I are working with our architect to get into the nitty gritty of our house plans! This is very exciting for us because it feels like the pandemic has put our house building on the back burner for far too long. We are really looking forward to building our dream home thatContinue reading “Our Exciting Plans for Building a Wheelchair Accessible Home”