Snowmobiling is one of those things post-injury sports that rules.
They already have hand-controls built into them, and almost nothing beats going 60mph on powder in some of the most beautiful scenery you’ve ever been around.
Check out these three awesome videos of paraplegics, including “100 mph” Trevor Moen from BC, Canada. Read this entry
In podcast 92, Tiffiny is joined by Damon Boiser, a lifelong resident of Hawaii, who was injured doing what he loves – surfing – 9 years ago.
They talk about Damon’s interesting (and sometimes tumultuous) journey to recovery on the Big Island (traveling there from Kauai).
And they discuss his discovery and love of three adrenaline-soaring sports that have helped fill the void that surfing left – skydiving, karate and Aikido.
He’s the first person to directly land in their wheelchair after a skydive in fact!
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I may be too burnt out on the genre, but if you’re a fan of gushy primetime soap operas, have a soft spot in your heart for 90210 AND are interested in characters with disabilities in the media (television and movies, etc)…
…then Riley (played by Riley Smith of ’24,’ ‘Motocrosser’ and ‘Freak & Geeks’ fame) is a character you need to get hip to. Read this entry
Hair binders to hold a Wiimote, the awesome “Face Gamer” from New Hampshire gets featured in Wired and an accessible Wii Fit board invented by a crafty Canadian para. Sweet! I love accessible gaming ♥
And if you don’t know who Chuck Bittner, aka the “Face Gamer” is (he was featured in Wired magazine & is THE leading accessible gaming advocate), this is your chance to get edumacated. Read this entry
I am a 27 year old chef and was recently involved in a motorcycle accident leaving me paralyzed from the chest down. I was really concerned that I would never date again and then in the hospital I met my current girlfriend and was really happy.
It’s been 5 months since the accident and now I am kinda realizing that I don’t know if I really like this girl at all.
I had an amazing opportunity two weeks ago. I was asked to be part of an evening filming for a documentary being made.
The doc is on life after SCI in Minnesota and why we need to fund SCI research (the end goal of the documentary is to get a bill passed where drunk driving fines will go to research. Similar bills have been passed in Mass, NJ and Cali). View the petition for the Bill SF2417
And even though that in itself was really cool (myself, and two other guys with SCI were invited), we had tacos, there was a whole film crew there so that was pretty exciting…Chris Kluwe, the outspoken Vikings punter (NFL for those unawares) was there.
Injured at 10 months old in a car accident breaking her neck at C1-2, now a 4th grader, Caroline has an amazing story.
Watch her “standing frame dance” with her dad (he’s on rollerblades) as he whips her around their cul de sac. SCI research is so badly needed for kids like her. Read this awesome entry
Stairs? Pffft…no problemo.
Watch wheelchair-users hoist themselves up and down stairs using the Railing Side Wheel Control method and an overhead bar installed in the home (strong arms and a lightweight wheelchair required).
And check out the RUSSIAN-made power stair-climbing wheelchair, the Observer Maximus! Read this entry
Artist, TV presenter, REX walking suit ambassador, learn all about Sophie Morgan.
She’s a 27 yr old paraplegic from the UK who’s been on two reality shows since her injury (Beyond Boundaries, Britain’s Missing Top Model) and is an up-and-coming BBC TV personality. Read this entry
Watch a quadriplegic paint his daughter’s toenails with mouth! (don’t worry he’s a mouth painter, so he knows what he’s doing).
Also, see how a paraplegic picks up her 10 month old from her chair, watch UK disabled actress Kelly-Marie Stewart talk about “invisible mums” (including her).
And you gotta meet Steve Laux, quadriplegic & winner of the Reeve Foundation’s Best Dad on Wheels for 2012! Read this entry