Creating C.O.R.E.

Creating C.O.R.E.

I've walked across Death Valley, biked in three Los Angeles marathons, and pedaled my way across the country twice. These athletic feats would be considered amazing accomplishments for most people. But for me? I was told by doctors that I had a one-in-a-million chance of ever feeding myself after a motocross accident left me paralyzed with a severe spinal cord injury at the age of 20. These accomplishments take on a whole new meaning and, in reflection, are mind-blowing to think about.

Posted on 1/16/2018 12:00:00 AM | 0 comments


Wheelchair Rugby: An Unexpected Teacher

Wheelchair Rugby: An Unexpected Teacher

I've been fortunate to try quite a few adaptive sports over years, but none have made a larger impact than wheelchair rugby. Rugby is so much more than just a sport to me. Don't get me wrong, there's definitely the typical sport aspects such as conditioning, practicing, training, and the inherent ups and downs of playing a team sport, but there's so much more that I initially didn't realize existed.

Posted on 1/9/2018 12:00:00 AM | 0 comments


Portrayal of Wheelchair Users in Cinema

Portrayal of Wheelchair Users in Cinema

How have films influenced public perception of the disabled community? The truth is, people with disabilities have been vastly underrepresented in film. We know that the movie industry has shied away from the topic on the whole: while nearly 20% of the U.S. population has a disability, the proportion of disabled characters in movies is estimated to be only around 1%. We also know that virtually all roles of characters with disabilities are played by able-bodied actors.

Posted on 1/2/2018 12:00:00 AM | 3 comments


Rediscovering the Magic of Disneyland

Rediscovering the Magic of Disneyland

I felt fortunate that I had gone to Disneyland twice in 2007, because in 2008 I was in a car accident that paralyzed me from the waist down. After becoming a wheelchair user, the thought of going to Disneyland was terrifying to me. I didn't know how accessible it would be and the thought of being amidst the huge crowds gave me anxiety.

Posted on 12/26/2017 12:00:00 AM | 3 comments


Spreading Holiday Cheer in a Children's Hospital

Spreading Holiday Cheer in a Children's Hospital

As a newly graduated recreation therapist I was extremely excited to get a job working at a pediatric rehabilitation and transitional care hospital. In the months leading up to the holiday season my supervisor attempted to prepare me for the craziness that would ensue starting in November. The fascinating part was each time anyone in our rehabilitation department would talk about all that goes into executing a successful holiday season, the entire department would become giddy with excitement.

Posted on 12/19/2017 12:00:00 AM | 0 comments


 |<  < 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10  >  >| 

Latest Comments

1/15/2018 | Alicia Kennelly
Personally, I think the characterization of Me Before You is unfair. First, he has many other de...

1/14/2018 | Amelio castro grueso
No quiero que mi discapacidad me quite la oportunidad de disfrutar al máximo y vivir plenamente

1/10/2018 | RogerSerzen
The Intouchables was the first time my wife and I went to an Independent Movie theater. We liked...

1/9/2018 | Jillian
The DAS for return times is so you wait the same amount of time as a person standing in the queue...

1/8/2018 | Nicole
Awesome blog! I love it! very insightful! Also thanks for sharing some awesome pictures!

How to get funding for your assistive technology