Becoming Able to Thrive

Becoming Able to Thrive

When I was 12 years old, my dad and younger brother were in a car accident. My brother was killed and my dad was paralyzed. The only reason I survived that is because people around us showed us that my dad had a future as a quadriplegic. He now lives completely independently, drives himself to work every day, and even danced with me at my wedding.

Posted on 6/20/2017 7:00:00 AM | 0 comments


From Nova Scotia to Alabama: My Wheelchair Basketball Journey

From Nova Scotia to Alabama: My Wheelchair Basketball Journey

I have lived in three different cities in Canada, and now I live in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Let me tell you about my experiences!

Posted on 6/13/2017 7:00:00 AM | 0 comments


7 Reasons Why You Should Travel as a Wheelchair User

7 Reasons Why You Should Travel as a Wheelchair User

When you combine wheelchairs and travel, the first thing that comes to mind might be the possibility of hassle, inconvenience, or perhaps worse. Those same possibilities exist in the minds of all travelers however, and the inherent risk of negative likelihoods is present in everything we do — even activities WAY less fun than traveling. At a certain point, it is necessary to ignore the 'what-ifs' in life and embrace the freedom to allow experiences to manifest themselves into memories you'll remember even after you visit all your dream destinations.

Posted on 6/6/2017 7:00:00 AM | 0 comments


Taking to the Airwaves: The Story of My Career

Taking to the Airwaves: The Story of My Career

On January 21, 1993 I was in a five-car automobile accident that injured seven people. Out of everyone injured, I was the most severely hurt. When it first happened I was in shock and didn't know the extent of my injuries. I was a passenger in the backseat and thought I should get out and try to help everyone.

Posted on 5/30/2017 7:00:00 AM | 1 comments


Following Your Dreams in a Wheelchair

Following Your Dreams in a Wheelchair

"What do you want to do as an adult?" That's the question everyone is asked when they are 16-18 years old. Do you enter the workforce, trade school, college, or disability? All have ups and downs associated with them. All have levels of attainability depending on your unique situation.

Posted on 5/23/2017 7:00:00 AM | 0 comments


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Latest Comments

6/19/2017 | Liliana Stagakes
Thank you for sharing Karen. You are such a strong person and truly an inspiration!

6/16/2017 | Leigh Ann Goshinsky
Karen I remember having Josh in daycare at western baptist. Your story was very heart felt. So so...

6/16/2017 | Renee Meeks
WOW!! What a truly amazing journey you all have been through. I have always said when you think y...

6/15/2017 | Staci Bachuss
You're a strong, beautiful woman, Karen. You're unending faith is a wonderful testimony to God's ...

6/2/2017 | Melanie Ajanwachuku
Wow what an amazing inspirational story! Not a single complaint just multiple perceptions of oppo...

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