Six Reasons Why I Love My Power Wheelchair

My name is Maddie Kasten. I’m a 15-year-old, high school sophomore and I’ve been using a manual wheelchair since kindergarten. I just got my first power wheelchair and I am so excited! Here are six reasons why I love my Stretto Power Wheelchair. My Wheelchair Gives Me Independence  I use a wheelchair almost everywhere IContinue reading “Six Reasons Why I Love My Power Wheelchair”

Feeling Slim in My Stretto Motorized Wheelchair

I have been using Pride and Quantum wheelchairs since I was 11. My very first power wheelchair was a Jazzy 1122. I can tell you that that wheelchair was an actual beast. It had a LOT of life in it. I got it when I was 11, but I was still using it in college.Continue reading “Feeling Slim in My Stretto Motorized Wheelchair”

In the Kitchen with iLevel® Technology

I finally like cooking again! And it’s even more enjoyable for me with iLevel® technology on my Edge® 3 Power Wheelchair. Here are some of the ways that iLevel helps me in the kitchen. Saving Time When it comes to cooking, iLevel® technology is fantastic because it saves me time. It only takes me 15Continue reading “In the Kitchen with iLevel® Technology”

How to Jazz Up Your Wheelchair

If you’re anything like me, you see your wheelchair as an extension of your body. It’s a part of you, and you want it to reflect who you are, just as your clothes reflect who you are. Thankfully, when we order our wheelchairs, we can put a little bit of our personalities into them, suchContinue reading “How to Jazz Up Your Wheelchair”

Babysitting at iLevel®

Now that we are vaccinated and able to spend time with our families, my husband and I had our nieces and nephews at our house for a sleepover last weekend! We usually have a big sleepover with all five of them at least three times a year, but the pandemic kept them away from usContinue reading “Babysitting at iLevel®”

My Trip to Kansas in My Power Wheelchair

It’s summer vacation and I needed some time to relax. So I went along with my family on their trip to Kansas. Unfortunately, my dad wasn’t able to come because it was a last-minute trip, so I went with my stepmom and stepbrother. Let me tell you something about our ride to Kansas. It wasContinue reading “My Trip to Kansas in My Power Wheelchair”

Things People Say to Me and My Husband

My husband and I have been together for over three years. We’ve been married for about seven months. We have a home together, some cats and dogs, stable jobs and disagree about at what temperature the thermostat should be set. All in all, I’d say we’re a pretty average couple. Despite how boringly average weContinue reading “Things People Say to Me and My Husband”

School’s Out for the Summer

For the past two years, I have taught a college-level class on disability person centered planning during the Spring semester. I started teaching this class last year, in the Spring of 2020, and as you can imagine, with a worldwide pandemic, things got tricky pretty fast! I began in January of 2020 with an in-personContinue reading “School’s Out for the Summer”

National Women’s Checkup Day

Every year, the second Monday of May is National Women’s Checkup Day and it is part of National Women’s Health Week. National Women’s Health Week starts on Mother’s Day every year and is a weeklong health observance to remind women and girls to make their health a priority and take care of themselves. It isContinue reading “National Women’s Checkup Day”

Funding for Narrow Wheelchair Lifts

Being able to travel, no matter how near or far, can open a world of possibilities. Maybe you aren’t in a situation where you can invest in a wheelchair accessible vehicle right now. That doesn’t mean you have to forego traveling by van altogether. Does your caretaker or someone you spend a lot of timeContinue reading “Funding for Narrow Wheelchair Lifts”