Answering How I Have The Will To Engage In Activities Which Cause Debilitating Pain
[ September 28th 2017 10:12 pm ]
I've made this video in response to being asked how I have the will to engage in activities which cause debilitating pain. In this video I discuss making decisions effecting your quality of life, finding joy and experiencing rewarding moments. I also talk about being more than a medical diagnosis, having the health care community recognize you as a person and being motivated to help you. Finally I include some examples of a compromise: Doing the most with your productive hours in the day. This is a topic I am very passionate about. I hope this message will reach many who have to deal with the challenges I also experience with chronic pain.
An Unexpected Christmas Present
[ December 31st 2016 9:29 am ]
I want to share about an unexpected Christmas present someone living on my street gave me. It is small but has a big impact on my quality of life.
An Update About My Life - Treatment - Goals
[ December 18th 2017 6:38 pm ]
This video is an update about my life. I've talked some about my childhood and the effects Legg Perthes disease is having on my body and life. I am happy to share the progress I've made with deep cleaning my home. I talk about some of my goals for 2018.
An Update On My Life - Goals - Treatment - May 28th 2018
[ May 28th 2018 2:32 am ]
This is a short update on my life, medical treatment and goals during the coming months.
A Personal Update - April 25th 2018
[ April 25th 2018 10:30 pm ]
This is a personal update about my life and physical disability and the challenges I've been facing over the past 7 days on account of my physical disability.
Apply Heat Shrink Tubing To Wires
[ October 22nd 2017 10:02 pm ]
In part this video is a demonstration of how to apply heat shrink tubing. As someone with a physical disability I've also made this video to inspire. Specifically I encourage you to pursue your dream and keep pressing forward in life.
A Quiet Moment In Nature
[ January 30th 2016 3:07 pm ]
I've had a lot to deal with during the past week. I came to an area of nature near my home. I brought my laptop computer to make this video to share with others who need the mental break nature brings. I am sorry I wasn't talking loud at the start.
A Really Encouraging Random Act Of Kindness From A 5 Year Old Boy To Me
[ November 2nd 2017 1:41 pm ]
I've again been reminded how much it means to the children and youth when I listen and spend time with them while doing my exercises during 'family youth swim' at my local gym. This video is about one of the children giving back to me.
A Reflection On A Cancer Diagnosis
[ December 19th 2016 11:46 pm ]
After my mom dying from cancer when I was 21 and my dad presently palliative with liver cancer I've made this video to share reflections and lessons I've learned. I've made this give hope and courage in the midst of the sobering nature of cancer treatment. This is also a reminder to treat the person diagnosed with cancer as a person making the most of each day.
A Reminder To Support Youth In Your Community
[ June 28th 2016 8:21 am ]
This morning I drove myself to the local hardware store using my power wheelchair. On the way home I saw a teen walking. The school year is coming to a close. I asked him how school was and his plans for the coming fall. As our paths were travelling in the same direction I listening to him and shared some of my life to encourage him. As this young man shared some of the struggles in his day to day life I saw that he was strong and a few words of encouragement were in order. It reminded me again of how precious today's youth are. I've made this video as a reminder to support the youth in your community. I am not referring solely to tangible items. I am also referring to taking the time needed to listen and equip for their adult lives. Being a young man or a young woman growing up has it's share of challenges.