Stunning right? Tamara Mena, a paraplegic from California, is one of the most positive women you’ll ever meet.

She’s an ambassador for Esko Bionics, the cutting-edge biotech company that creates exoskeletons for people with paralysis, as well as a model and motivational speaker. Read this entry

Spend a week or a decade in a wheelchair, chances are you’ll be asked some pretty crazy things. And I get why – people are uncomfortable around things that are different, especially wheelchairs (even more so if they don’t know anyone who uses a wheelchair on a personal level).

Thoughtless ridiculous things tend to be said, and it they can be offensive, even if you didn’t mean it.

If you don’t want to make a fool of yourself the next time you’re around a wheelchair-user, read on for the top ten things to never dare say or ask to a wheelchair-user (unless you don’t mind us running over your toes then speeding off with sh#!-eating grins on our faces). Read this entry