Celebrating A Moment Of Grief With A Stranger
[ December 22nd 2017 12:51 am ]
Today I had a very special opportunity to impact a stranger with her grief. I share about this encounter with this stranger with the expectation others turn to the Internet in their grief and sorrow looking for comfort and hope.
Chair With Wheels Into Planter Hack
[ April 29th 2016 4:29 pm ]
In this video I show how I convert a worn out chair with wheels into a planter on wheels. I am growing a tangerine tree. I live in Canada. I need to be able to bring the tangerine tree indoors during the winter months. The use of wheels will make this easy for me on account of my physical disability. As well the wheels will make house cleaning around the tree easy.
Challenges With Romance Caused By A Disability
[ February 11th 2017 4:32 am ]
There has been a lot to think about in terms of pursuing romance, marriage and raising a family on account of my physical disability and the effects the chronic pain has on my life. In this video I share these, about conversations I've had and solutions I've worked out. It isn't that I am married. This is something I've given a lot of consideration because of how much I've enjoyed life.
Challenge To Technically Inclined Hover Board Owners
[ February 22nd 2016 11:13 am ]
I have the idea that a hover board could be converted to a power wheelchair by adding a second pair of wheels, seating system and joystick for control. As well multiple options could exist for the wheel bearings based on the users need and use of a wheelchair. The cost of medical equipment is extremely expensive. I want to see the price come down. I feel the invention of the hover board is able to result in a cost effective wheelchair. I don't have the money to pursue this idea. Instead I've made this video to share my thought. I am hoping someone will run this idea.
Changing A Bathroom To Accommodate A Physical Disability
[ November 9th 2015 2:42 am ]
This is a video documenting the changes made to my bathroom to accommodate my physical disability. This also includes many candid anecdotes and lessons learned over the years which correspond to my personal hygiene. Captioning is included to help you make a list of tools you could consider using to modify your bathroom for accessibility. This is designed to be educational and encourage increased independence for physically disabled individuals.
Changing A Wheelchair Caster Bearing Demonstration
[ December 18th 2016 3:54 pm ]
In this video I demonstrate how I change a bearing in the caster of my power wheelchair. I used a screw driver to remove the old bearings and a rubber mallet to seat the bearing. I do this to engage in the best quality of life possible. In doing this myself when pain doesn't inhibit me I am able to work on my own schedule and not that of a service technician. This is peace of mind for evenings, weekends and holidays.
Changing Wheelchair Caster Wheel Treads and Bearings
[ May 31st 2016 9:20 am ]
This video contains the series of steps each with an accompanying photograph to show how to change a wheelchair caster wheel tread and its bearings. I've made this video to be the same idea as a service manual or "Power Point" presentation so the video may be paused as the work as performed. A replacement tread and bearings are necessary to complete the work. The tools used were a #3 Philips screw driver to remove the hub cap bolts, a #3 flat-head screw driver to remove the worn bearing, a rubber mallet to seat the new bearing and either a hydraulic press or wood and 2 clamps to seat the hub cap into the caster wheel tread. Additionally a heat gun and refrigerator or freezer may be necessary for thermal expansion and shrinking if the replacement bearing is a tight fit.
Children Feeling Your Presence In Their Life
[ January 17th 2016 8:12 pm ]
In this video I reflect on the value of children being able to feel your presence in their life. It brings me great joy investing in the next generation.
[ December 24th 2015 11:26 pm ]
I took 18 photographs of homes decorated with Christmas lights and made them into this simple video. I've made this video for people who aren't able to enjoy these because of illness, hospitalization or limited mobility or other similar reasons. I simply want to bring hope to those who are isolated this Christmas season as we celebrate the birth of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Christmas Lights 2016
[ December 24th 2016 9:04 pm ]
In my annual Christmas lights video I want you to know you aren't alone if facing health care challenges, that there are people who care about you and to make the best in your life for 2017. The Lord Jesus is faithful in the midst of adversity.