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Topic started 5 years 1 week ago by Adri
When I remember the past I remember good times in the fire department when the biggest obstacle I had was raising a ladder without losing my gloves. OUCH! I remember being so fast on my feet around the hospital that I saw 2-3 times more patients every day compared to coworkers. Best of all, I...
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Topic started 5 years 1 week ago by Margarita Elizondo
I can still recall the first time I heard God’s voice. June 22, 2006. It was the night I was shot in the neck. The bullet exited through my back, severing my spinal cord. When the man who shot me ran away, he crossed paths with my 13 year old daughter as he exited the hallway which leads to my...
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Topic started 5 years 1 week ago by Amazon lady
MS and some people's attitude. I am constantly amazed at some people's attitudes and even more surprised that many people still don't understand the simple guidelines of wheelchair etiquette. I was recently reminded of this when I read the following article on a forum I belong to (which I can...
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Topic started 5 years 1 week ago by Amazon lady
I am a 56 year old women, married with a son aged 26 who lives in London. My diagnosis was in July 2013, at witch time I was working as a manager, walking with the aid of a stick and driving all over the county. When I received the diagnosis of Secondary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis one I felt...
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Topic started 5 years 2 weeks ago by Sarah
I always say that I don't really know where to begin telling my story, and that is the truth. However, I suppose you just have to start somewhere. My name is Sarah, and I am 31 years old. I've spent my life have spent my life climbing a mountain, the trials and triumphs have made me who I am. I have...
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Topic started 5 years 3 months ago by Kylepeasefoundation
[attachment] If every picture tells a story, the tale of the photo to the left would go something like this..."Kyle and Brent Pease, a pair of brothers from Atlanta, Georgia traveled north to the Big Apple to compete in the 2015 New York City Marathon. What makes their story...
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Topic started 5 years 4 months ago by michael.darst
On September 20, 2012 Our son, Colton, was born. We were expecting a healthy baby girl and during the whole pregnancy, everything was fine. The day came for the planned C-Section and everything was going well. During the procedure, we started to notice a change in the doctor and medical staff....
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Topic started 5 years 7 months ago by iDIS Creative Marketing
[attachment] Jim and Gill Gordon from Aberdeenshire are both in their eighties and despite living with restricted mobility, their zest for life has returned thanks to golf course and garden-friendly TGA mobility scooters. Jim and Gill are a remarkable couple from...
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Topic started 6 years 10 months ago by seable.holiday
Accessible Holidays: Rob Testimonial Wheelchair user from Hawaii enjoying accessible excursions, italian food and wine and accessible tours :)
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Topic started 7 years 2 weeks ago by lillian.brown
:S hi my name is lillian brown and I would like to get help from your company im sick of being turned down for help . Im in need of a electronic wheelchair . Because I have a real bad neiv conditions yo where I can not walk or use my bands I can not even do my hair . And I brewsrready bad because im...
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Last Post by HandiNews International 6 years 10 months ago
Dear Lillian, We tweeted a message to a company that makes motorized wheelchairs - @Quickiewheels Can you donate/arrange the donation of a used power wheelchair to one of our followers who can't afford to buy one? Thanks! They replied - [email protected] Here is a link to donation information for US...
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Topic started 6 years 10 months ago by deborah.berry
I am a brain injury and trauma advocate, speaker and challenge coach. Through my foundation I help survivors support one another. Please join us on Facebook or search of us on line. Survivor's Pay it Forward. Thank-you for following us on Twitter. We need to continue in bridging the gap between...
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Topic started 6 years 11 months ago by susan.logeais
[video][video] So many people project limiting ideas onto others, and onto themselves. We see someone in a wheelchair and immediately assume what they can't do. We see someone who doesn't fit into our idea of normal and think we know something about their possibilities. Working with...
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Topic started 6 years 11 months ago by susan.logeais
[/video][video] It's amazing what's possible with the right kind of support and a whole lot of courage. Quadruple amputee Kiera Brinkley demonstrates how she has learned to adapt in a clip from the documentary SOAR, that focuses on she and her sister. With only five days to go on the...
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Topic started 6 years 11 months ago by susan.logeais
[video] Dance isn't just moving one's arms and legs, it's moving the space around them and extending beyond the limbs. That's according to Polaris Dance Theater's founding Director Robert Guitron, who hired quadruple amputee Kiera Brinkley in the fall of 2012....
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Topic started 6 years 11 months ago by susan.logeais
[attachment] If you’ve ever seen Kiera Brinkley and Uriah Boyd dance together, you know that they share a bond that goes beyond sisterhood. Born one month after a childhood illness resulted in the amputation of Kiera’s hands and legs, Uriah grew up helping her older sister adapt. Her style...
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Topic started 6 years 11 months ago by tiffany.gramajo
www.friendshipcircle.org/bikes/2014/03/dylan-3 :woohoo: Dylan my 3.5 year old son has a chance to win a adaptive bike! It's a 1 time 1 vote contest. No signing up or personal info needed. We would be ever so grateful for your support :)
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Topic started 6 years 11 months ago by iDIS Creative Marketing
[attachment] I wanted to write this article in that hope that my story would encourage those disabled people who had the capability to drive, to do so with confidence in converted vehicles, while enlightening the non-disabled population at the same time. I am...
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Topic started 7 years 1 week ago by john.cox
I have been trying for 7 years to find a van I could afford. I'm not asking for a hand out just a hand. I can't even go to the Dr. I've tried to use our local transit but they never show up and I miss Dr visits that I need to keep. The only way I can go to see a Dr is by ambulance and that cost...
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Topic started 7 years 1 week ago by seable.holiday
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Topic started 7 years 3 weeks ago by dpart
I haven’t accomplished amazing feats, I haven’t climbed mountains or ran a marathon on crutches, yet, anyway. I am just a simple guy, husband and father of three. Someone who has spent four years desperately trying to regain the use of left ankle and foot through six painful surgeries, long...
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Last Post by HandiNews International 7 years 3 weeks ago
Dear Darryl, We looked at your website, and saw your mission, “My hope is that through telling my story others will find information, support and motivation to rebuild their life after a catastrophic injury.” Our mission is to give all a way to share our stories to help each other. We will...
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