Motivation Comes in Many Forms

Motivation Comes in Many Forms

It was in that moment when I decided it was time. I am ready. I need to learn to drive, not only for the sake of all those wonderful cheeseburgers waiting, but for my own sake. My injury allows me a bit more independence than some, so what is stopping me? Absolutely nothing.

Posted on 8/15/2017 12:00:00 AM | 0 comments


Facing My Fear

Facing My Fear

From being a social butterfly in college, to being named "Smiles" in rehab, I gained a new perspective on life that can be summed up by a Bruce H. Wilkinson quote: "People often feel that because they are afraid of something, they do not have the courage to conquer it. However, courage is not the absence of fear; rather it's choosing to act in spite of fear." The joy I've experienced as a result of conquering my fears has been incredible, and I no longer see myself as physically disabled, but physically able.

Posted on 8/8/2017 12:00:00 AM | 0 comments


Paying for Mobility with GoFundMe

Paying for Mobility with GoFundMe

All too often, the mobility options that we know will make our lives easier are not covered by insurance or Medicare. This means paying cash out-of-pocket, and not everyone can afford that.

Posted on 8/1/2017 12:00:00 AM | 0 comments


On the Trail to Normalcy

On the Trail to Normalcy

The biggest thing that helped me regain some normalcy in my life was getting back into hunting, fishing, and the outdoors. Before my accident I was very active in high school sports and the outdoors. When I did have free time I was doing something outdoors. When I had my accident at the age of 15, all of that changed. I did not think I would be able to do what I could before.

Posted on 7/25/2017 12:00:00 AM | 1 comments


Finding Possibility in the Most Unlikely Places

Finding Possibility in the Most Unlikely Places

When I was first injured in a car accident at 19 years old and became a T6/7 complete paraplegic, I knew immediately that I had a choice to make. I could either focus on the things that I had lost (chiefly, my ability to walk and play sports - I was a high jumper on the University of Oregon's track team when I got hurt) or I could view the injury as a challenge to overcome and an opportunity to view my place in the world in a different way.

Posted on 7/18/2017 12:00:00 AM | 0 comments


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8/8/2017 | george holder
I love to hunt and fish I want to get out and go hunting and fishing but I don't have a way to d...

7/8/2017 | Ron Muschong
I have a24 ft. Pontoon on a lift in my back yard. I had the lift designed where I pull in forward...

7/7/2017 | Mike Collins
Please have Bob contact me for possible inclusion in an article on Accessible Powerboats For Crui...

6/28/2017 | Fernando Nava
Arturo is my cousin, and I´m proud of him. When he had the accident 23 years ago, all the family ...

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

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