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2016 Ontario Disability Support Program Property Tax Credit
[ January 7th 2016 at 10:33 pm ]

This video is for ODSP recipients who own their own home (including paying a mortgage). Today I completed my 2016 application for the ODSP property tax credit. Since making this video I've found out some communities only offer a deferral --- meaning the property tax is due upon the sale of the house. Where I live it is a 'credit'.

24 Hours In My Life - Living With Chronic Pain And A Physical Disability
[ June 29th 2017 at 9:34 pm ]

I originally made this video to share with 24 hours is like for me. There are many rewarding moments I experience even with the pain affecting me. After watching it before posting online I've got thinking about my own life and if there might be a better way of handling the broken sleep. I sincerely hope this will inspire many people. This exercise may lead to making my good hours each day even more effective after I've had time to reflect on this. I genuinely suggest you do this with yourself as a means of evaluating how you are using your life. Please note I am adjusting the settings on the video camera. Some of the images aren't in good focus. I am working to improve this.

Adding LED Lighting To An Electric Wheelchair
[ October 29th 2015 at 9:29 pm ]

A discussion about adding and the placement of after market LED lighting to an 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.

Apply Heat Shrink Tubing To Wires
[ October 22nd 2017 at 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.

Being A Role Model To Children And Youth
[ July 30th 2017 at 12:41 am ]

Today was a very special day. i had 3 incredibly special moments which would not have happened if I hadn't lost my mobility and depended on a wheelchair. The lesson in this looking for the 'silver lining' in your circumstances, building on the positives in your life and finding solutions to the challenges or emotional stress you are facing.

Making A Difference In The Lives Of People You Encounter
[ August 12th 2016 at 9:46 pm ]

Tonight has been a very enjoyable and meaningful time at the pool as I did my physiotherapy. The connections I've made with children and youth were demonstrated. I've shared my evening to challenge you to make a difference in the lives of people you encounter.

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.

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.

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.
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