A 3 Year Old Boy Thinks My Electric Wheelchair Is Really Cool
[ January 11th 2016 at 11:14 pm ]
This evening a boy made my day with his inquisitive nature and asking me questions about my electric wheelchair.
A Message Of Hope For Those Who Have Anger Issues
[ May 3rd 2017 at 1:11 am ]
I've made this video for those individuals who have anger issues and the people who care about them. I talk about the value of asking for help so you are able to grow as a person and move on in your life.
Ice Fishing With A Physical Handicap
[ February 16th 2017 at 1:51 am ]
I've had a very special opportunity. A 17 year old took me out ice fishing. In this video I share about the practical logistics of accommodating my physical disability, ideas to help others who also endure the challenges of a physical handicap and photos from this very special day.
Managing The Dry Mouth Created By Prescription Pain Medication
[ December 2nd 2015 at 10:22 pm ]
In this video I share how I use frozen blueberries and bananas to combat the dry mouth prescription pain medication causes me. I show how I prepare these fruits for freezing to be of help to others experiencing the same symptom. I use this technique to avoid weight gain.
My Bed Time Routine
[ April 14th 2018 at 10:30 pm ]
In this video I talk about my bed time routine. Why I am putting this online is for helping other people with chronic pain, physical disabilities or a chronic illness have another option for unwinding. A good nights rest makes such a big different in quality of life.
Raising Awareness For Wheelchair Safety In "Big Box" Stores
[ April 25th 2016 at 12:11 am ]
In this video I speak about the practical reality of operating a power wheelchair safely within "big box" stores. Today a parent allowed a young child to walk behind my power wheelchair. It nearly caused me to back my wheelchair into the young child. The store isle this occurred in was packed with customers and multiple "bottle necks" were created by in store isle merchandise displays. I've also talked about techniques for approaching someone who uses a power wheelchair to offer practical assistance. Remember a wheelchair a tool for the person using it. It doesn't make the user less of a person.
Talking To Some Boys About Wheelchair Basketball Verses "Normal" Basketball
[ November 22nd 2016 at 5:26 pm ]
A few days ago I had the pleasure of talking to two boys (about 12 years old) concerning the differences between wheelchair basketball and "normal" basketball. I hadn't planned for this to happen. I could see they appreciated this by the help they gave me when I was ready to head home. It reminds me of how important it is to spend time with children and youth and be investing in the next generation.
The Second LED Flash Light I've Added To My Electric Wheelchair
[ November 4th 2015 at 6:20 pm ]
Here I show the second LED flash light I've added to my electric wheelchair. This is to keep me safe as I travel after dark to my physiotherapy.
Using A Service Dog To Improve Your Quality Of Life
[ May 26th 2017 at 11:16 pm ]
In this video I share the many benefits of using a service dog to improve the quality of life for chronic and acute illness. I also talk about getting creative in having access to a dog when the funds aren't available for ownership.
What My Grandma Made For My Childhood Hip Surgery
[ March 12th 2017 at 8:11 pm ]
In this video I share the house coat my Grandma made for the doll I slept with while healing from my 2 childhood Legg Perthes disease surgeries. I also have talked about other things my parents did to prepare me for having surgery as a 5 and 6 year old child.