SCI Superstar: Riley Poor

A lifelong action sports film director who worked for Red Bull, Riley Poor had to re-tool his career after becoming a quad. Now an executive producer at Nike, he’s someone you won’t forget. Also a relationship blogger with his gf Andrea (Poor House Love) and a new fan of adaptive gardening, read about Riley’s life (and see his awesome universal accessible home) in the city of Portland here

A New Year! Do You Need Love Advice?

Happy 2017! I hope you are healthy and relatively happy. My blog has been around for awhile (since 1996!), and my FT job as executive director of Spinalpedia.com has kept me busy…but my goal this year is to post more. If anyone out there is still reading ūüėČ I would love to strike up the Dating On Wheels advice column again, so if you have a burning question about this complicated topic, please send it to tiffiny@beautyability.com. I have been lucky enough to find a great guy, but oh my my has it been a struggle. Dating with a disability is hard. Dating is hard. But never lose hope.

Let’s chat ok! Keep my mind busy during the always blech Minnesota winters I endure.

Here is my special man in my life. We are at an on fleek (am I saying that right? lol) Cuban restaurant in Tampa, FL last year.

xo,

Tiff

SCI Superstar: Mallory Weggemann

Meet our newest SCI Superstar US Paralympic swimmer Mallory Weggemann! A lifelong swimmer, she fought back from an epidural injection that paralyzed her and in a year returned to the sport she loves as a T10 para. She won gold in London in 2012, breaking the women’s record in the 50m. Can she do it again in Rio? Read all about her journey, from injuring her arm in 2014 in a crazy fall to her wedding planned for this December, here

Wheelchair Dancers Recreate Famous Dance Scenes

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I have been on the internet for forever and these famous dance scene recreations from film by People Dancing, a community dance project in the UK (that was completed in 2014)¬†are crazy good, and I’m only discovering it now!¬†The dance scenes are beautiful, polished, humorous; really¬†perfectly done. The exhibit is called 11 Million Reasons and it took an entire year to complete. The world needs to see this! Please share what they’re doing.

View the entire series of 20 images by Sean Goldthorpe here

SCI Superstar: Harry Horgan

Sailing calls out to many people, and it definitely called to Harry Horgan, founder of one of the most established sailing nonprofits in the country. What started as an adapted sailing program 30 years is now helping both people with disabilities and underprivileged children experience the beauty of the open water. Shake-A-Leg Miami has undoubtedly changed thousands of lives.

Also a husband, brother, as well as a father to a teenage boy who loves sailing just as much as he does, Harry is a seasoned paraplegic who is many faceted, but his compass will always remain pointed towards sailing. His upbringing on the East Coast near the water had a strong influence on him, making sailing one of his top passions. Read more

Perfectly wheeled wedding in Palm Springs

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I see a lot of awesome wheelchair wedding pics online all the time, in my line of work, from my thousands of wheeled friends n FB and on Pinterest, but recently a photoset of a wedding/reception really impressed me. Jana and Cory (married for nearly 2 years now) got married at the fab retro hotel, the Ace Hotel, in the just a fabulously retro location Palm Springs, Cali. If you plan on getting married this year and are a bride using a powerchair, Jana and Cory’s photos by the talented David Richards Photography is something to behold. Check them out

Ps. I absolutely love her dress choice. Strapless in a wheelchair can look so good. And even better news, the happy couple is loving married life.