Attending an Awesome Anime Convention in My Stretto Wheelchair

It’s been a busy time for me! Between sewing costumes and trying to find downtime in between, I feel like I haven’t been able to catch a break. I would say, though, these are worthy expenses for what I have been preparing for! We attended our first anime convention since 2019. The pandemic caused aContinue reading “Attending an Awesome Anime Convention in My Stretto Wheelchair”

Cooking in the Kitchen with iLevel Technology

I’ve always loved cooking fresh meals for my life partner, but it was always a struggle maneuvering around my kitchen space in my manual wheelchair at the time. My manual wheelchair was a bit wide, so turning around in tight spaces was a pain. I had to carry things on my lap so that IContinue reading “Cooking in the Kitchen with iLevel Technology”

My New Dog Walking Service

I started a new venture! I offer my own dog walking service called, 4 Paws Dog Walking. I’ve always had a love for dogs. I really enjoy the puppies and smaller breeds because they can sit on my lap easily and I can pet and play with them. So, instead of just watching them playContinue reading “My New Dog Walking Service”

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”

May Day and the Value of Work

The first day of May has been celebrated as a holiday across many European cultures since the Middle Ages. May Day marks the approximate halfway point between the Vernal Equinox and the Summer Solstice. In addition, May Day has also been celebrated as International Workers Day since the late nineteenth century, a day where theContinue reading “May Day and the Value of Work”

A Great Farmers Market Visit in My Stretto Wheelchair

It is springtime, and that means fresh flowers and produce! I have loved going to farmers markets since I was a kid. In Oregon, there is no shortage of them. The atmosphere, food and amazing music will always be my favorite part of spring and summer. Most farmers markets are set up with lots ofContinue reading “A Great Farmers Market Visit in My Stretto Wheelchair”

Top Reasons Why iLevel is Medically Necessary for Wheelchair Users

One of the biggest and best changes that has happened in my life is when I got my Quantum® Power Wheelchair with iLevel® technology. It wasn’t easy, because my insurance company denied coverage for iLevel power adjustable seat height, stating that it wasn’t medically necessary. After fighting with insurance for so long and being deniedContinue reading “Top Reasons Why iLevel is Medically Necessary for Wheelchair Users”

Searching for Businesses That Cater to the Disability Community

Although I have been blessed with an active and satisfying life but one aspect of being disabled keeps rearing its ugly head. I still have some problems getting services for things I want. I am a woman who is into fashion, makeup, hair styles, skin health and more. At times, maintaining a moderate but substantialContinue reading “Searching for Businesses That Cater to the Disability Community”

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”

Why it’s So Important to Give Back

The name “49er” honors those who moved across the country to dig in the Gold Rush from 1848 to 1855. These miners were looking to become rich from the gold they found while providing for their families. This is a representation of what being a Charlotte 49er means. We are looking to find our goldContinue reading “Why it’s So Important to Give Back”