There’s nothing worse than hearing “You don’t have enough faith” or “Just work harder.” Read about these and other myths and misconceptions about SCI in this BardCare article. Which ones have you heard – or maybe said? Click on the picture below to read.
The E-Wand is a device that attaches to your mini-blinds. It allows you to open and close mini-blinds, as well Venecian and horizontal blinds, with the touch of a button. It’s officially on My Favorite Things list! No more living in a cave on sunny days or fumbling with difficult-to-turn wands! Watch my video below to see how they work.
We may often feel isolated or lonely if we are not intentional in building a community of support. In this BardCare article, I cover seven ideas on how to be intentional in building community. Click on the photo below.
Sharing an enjoyable, local adventure with a friend always makes for a great day. Add in great food, handmade candy and wheelchair accessibility – and you’ve got a winner. But what if tell you that you can find all of this at and around Joe Ley Antiques in downtown Louisville?Continue reading “Joy Ley: An Unexpected Free Adventure in the Heart of Louisville”
Early on in my injury, I didn’t want to do it. It was horrifying enough to have my mom and grandma help me with personal care. But a stranger? No way! And then I had to. Read this Bard Care article by clicking on the photo below.
When I got a phone call asking me to share my story for a podcast with Kyle Idleman, I was little stunned. But of course I said yes. So what do we do when life hands us a tragedy? Listen to the podcast by clicking on the link below. Kyle’s new book Don’t Give Up is on shelves now.
Whether you use a wheelchair or not, finding a great pair of dress pants is never easy. Thankfully, I took a gamble buying Betabrand Dress Pant Yoga Pants. And it paid off. I found the perfect dress pants. Even as a wheelchair user.Continue reading “The Most Awesome Dress Pants Ever Made”
Over the years I have figured out how to stay warm. Without the ability to regulate my body temperature, dressing properly is very important.
Read my tips in this article for Bard Care by clicking on the picture below.
After my C6-7 spinal cord injury at age 16, I experienced severe muscle spasms. My legs would extend out straight or pull in so forcefully that the Velcro® strap behind my heels would break. I would kick off my shoes when my legs involuntarily shot out straight. My hands balled up in fists so tight that my finger nails left an impression on the palms of my handsContinue reading “What Freed Me from the Prison of Spasticity”
Resistance to antibiotics is becoming a worldwide problem due to the misuse of antibiotics. What is the one thing you should do before treating a UTI? Click on the link below to read this article I wrote for Bard Care that researches this life-threatening issue.