Great Benefits of Elevation on My Quantum Power Wheelchair

Anyone who knows me, knows how much I love my wheelchairs. My wheelchairs are an integral part of who I am and I would never want to live a single day without them. It’s not just my ability to move at fast speeds and go over all types of terrain that I love about myContinue reading “Great Benefits of Elevation on My Quantum Power Wheelchair”

Changes to Transportation Access for People with Disabilities

On July 26th, 2022, we celebrated the 32nd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Across the nation, organizations and people with disabilities marked this occasion in a variety of different ways, from community picnics, to hosting grand openings of accessible buildings to making announcements about new policies to help move the Disability CommunityContinue reading “Changes to Transportation Access for People with Disabilities”

Our First EmpowHER Camp Graduates

Last year, I wrote about our inaugural Class of EmpowHer Camp. EmpowHer Camp is a multi-stage skill-building, empowerment, and mentoring program that brings a diverse group of girls with disabilities (ages 13 -18) to camp with successful disabled women mentors in the Adirondacks for one week. They learn about disaster preparedness and basic survival skills,Continue reading “Our First EmpowHER Camp Graduates”

Disabled Women Make History (and Art!)

To celebrate the 23rd anniversary of Olmstead, my organization, Disability EmpowHer Network, collaborated with Toledo Museum of Art and the Ohio Olmstead Taskforce to create a really cool new event called Disabled Women Make History (and Art): A Celebration of the 23rd Anniversary of the Olmstead Decision! This fantastic event took place in the GlassContinue reading “Disabled Women Make History (and Art!)”

My Top Places to Visit in Washington D.C.

Washington, D.C. is one of my favorite cities. I really love the history, the food, and all of the accessible outdoor spaces that D.C. has to offer. I think it’s one place that everyone should visit at least once. If you’re planning a visit to D.C., here’s some of my favorite places that you shouldContinue reading “My Top Places to Visit in Washington D.C.”

Why Roll on Capitol Hill in D.C. is Important

In early June, I attended United Spinal’s Roll on Capitol Hill, a three day conference in D.C. where people with spinal cord disabilities learn about the most current policy issues and advocate with Congress to make positive changes. Because of the pandemic, this was the first time the Roll in Capitol Hill was held inContinue reading “Why Roll on Capitol Hill in D.C. is Important”

Taking Vacations: It’s Time to Get Away

I grew up in a family that did not take many vacations. We were a family of five living on very limited means, so vacations simply weren’t in the cards for us most of the time. When we could get away, our trips were mostly camping trips within an hour of our home. Now, IContinue reading “Taking Vacations: It’s Time to Get Away”

Using iLevel Technology in My Kitchen

I’ve been living life at iLevel for over seven years now. Honestly, I do not think I could ever go back to life without iLevel. When I first learned about iLevel technology on power wheelchairs, I thought it was cool but not necessary. After using it every day for the past seven years, however, IContinue reading “Using iLevel Technology in My Kitchen”

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”

The Other Side of the Hospital Room

Growing up, hospital rooms felt more like home to me than my actual home. It might sound wild to you, but I LOVED going in for surgery. I was the youngest of three kids. I shared a bedroom with my sister and we only had one TV in our house when I was little. So,Continue reading “The Other Side of the Hospital Room”