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”

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”