Many bloggers in the disability community seek the guidance of their faith to stay strong when their illness tries to beat them down. It is great that their religion to helps see them through the tough times. This post is in no way meant to diminish those beliefs, or speak poorly of any religion. However,… Continue reading Imagine No Religion With Chronic Illness And Disability
My uncle Steve taught me how to live happily, humbly, and exceptionally with a disability. He didn't even know how important those lessons would become to me. This is a thank you letter to the strongest man I ever knew. Thank you uncle Steve!
Recently I began seeing a new doctor at Integrated Health Solutions in Indianapolis, IN. Of course, I was skeptical from the beginning. Anybody with a chronic illness or disabling condition knows that going to the doctor can be a time consuming, stressful, and many times a disheartening situation. Doctors in America are conditioned to strive… Continue reading Integrated Health Solutions: These Are The Doctors I Was Looking For
Happy Birthday to the man who loves me through all my challenges. You’ve changed my life more than you could ever know, and I love you more and more every day. Because of you, I know my future will be bright!
I recently read an article titled "Airporky: Lazy passengers are FAKING disability to get a wheelchair at airports and speed through security queues" written by Carolyn McGuire published in The Sun, a UK magazine. This article makes reference to individuals using wheelchairs at airlines in order to skip the long boarding process and other inconveniences… Continue reading Stop The Stigma: People with Invisible Illnesses Are NOT Fakers
Having trouble navigating the Social Security Disability application process? You’re not alone. Here are some tips I found helpful on my journey.
Sometimes people find it difficult to interact with people using wheelchairs. There are things you just shouldn’t say to someone using assistive devices. Unfortunately, many people do not understand this.
Recently I have read multiple stories on personal blog posts and The Mighty about people being offended by television or movie misrepresentation of their illnesses. Why do people become so angry about such things? Personally, I don’t get upset when television sitcoms make fun of or misrepresent an illness such as when ABC’s “American Housewife”… Continue reading Why People Become Outraged when Media Misrepresents their Illness
I was invited by a friend recently to an event called Frankenfest held by Indiana Humanities at the Indiana Medical History Museum located in Indianapolis, Indiana. I contacted the organizer of the event to determine if it was accessible, and I was told that the museum itself does not have accessible access to the second… Continue reading My Experience With Accessibility at The Indiana Medical History Museum
I was on the phone with my Long Term Disability claims consultant completing a "randomly selected" review of my condition when she asked, "Are you wheelchair bound?" How do I answer that question? My response... "What do you mean by wheelchair bound?" What does anyone mean by "wheelchair bound"? No, I am not bound to… Continue reading Please Don’t Call Me “Wheelchair Bound”