A spinal cord injury (SCI) is so much more than not walking. These articles share what I’ve learned about life with SCI: maintaining physical and emotional health, fashion in a seated position, My Favorite Things, and life hacks for living with a disability.
A Review of the Quantum Stretto Power Wheelchair
In my article How to Choose a Perfect Power Chair, I outlined my steps to look for…well, a perfect power wheelchair. In January 2021, it
How Do I Celebrate the Anniversary of my Spinal Cord Injury?
How do I celebrate the anniversary of my spinal cord injury? It’s a question I hear over and over. I don’t think there’s a one-size-fits-all
How I Can Tweeze My Eyebrows as a Quad
Watch this video on how, as a C6-7 SCI, I figured out how I can tweeze my eyebrows as a quad. Just because I have
Simone Biles, a Pressure Cooker, and One Thing I’m Sure Of
A high-pressure environment can be difficult for anyone to manage. Add in an internal burden for perfection you place on yourself to millions of people
How Do You Define Independence?
How do you define independence? Does independence mean you are not reliant on anyone or any mobility device? I believe independence is something greater than
Spinal Cord Injury Survivor Job Description
I often tell people that a spinal cord injury is so much more than the inability to walk. Many people don’t “get” everything that’s involved
To Moms of Children with Spinal Cord Injuries
On my birthday several years ago, my thoughts turned to my mom. I realized at 45, my mom was three years into having a 19-year-old
What is a pressure sore? (Video)
Pressure sores and spinal cord injuries are an unfortunate pairing. Watch this video to learn the who, what, where, and why of pressures sores. And
How I Lost and Found My Identity
According to Merriam-Webster, identity is defined as “who someone is; the distinguishing character or personality of an individual.” Is it possible to lose your identity? I
How Does a Quad Put in Contacts?
Have you ever wondered how a quad with limited hand and finger function puts in contacts? Probably not. But now that you are thinking about
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