Wheelchair in the Media

Recently I watched the music video for Jason Aldean’s “You Make It Easy” which if you haven’t seen it I recommend you do. Anyway it got me thinking about movies or television shows that feature someone in a wheelchair or “paralyzed” and whether it’s a misconception or a stereotype of sorts. I’ll be naming some […]

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Taking a Break From Social Media

For a little while now I’ve contemplated taking a break from social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram. Well, I finally did it. Since the beginning of year it’s been more of a roller coaster ride than usual. I’ve been more sick with fevers and such in the past four months than I think I […]

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Music is My Outlet

Ever since I can remember, I’ve always had some emotional tie with music whether it be listening to Pink Floyd while being with my dad or playing that same song every weekend at 4 am in the morning that you and the late night crew sang along together to. Everyone has that group of songs […]

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The Reasons I Keep Going

Whether it’s been friends or complete strangers, I’ve heard something along the lines of “how can you stay so positive” or “I don’t know what I would do if it was me.” My situation isn’t ideal regardless of who you are. I wouldn’t wish this on my worst enemy. I just have to play the […]

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Generosity of Asking

Obviously this only pertains to my thoughts and feelings. It may not apply to other wheelchair users. So many times I’m out in public and just get stares. I’ve talked about it a little in the last post about how intense the stares are. I’m slowly getting to the point where I’m comfortable in my […]

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The Stress of the Public

I have mixed emotions when it comes to being in public. I love being out of the house and going to different events but sometimes it can be very overwhelming and not really worth the stress. On the other hand I’ve met new people and have had interesting conversations. Whether I’m at the mall, a […]

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Trying to Date

I’m sure you’ve all heard the saying “always the bridesmaid, never the bride”, well that’s how I feel. Always the friend, never the boyfriend. Dating has become quite the challenge since my accident. I thought I had gotten lucky and found someone when my accident first happened. I met this girl senior year at IUP. […]

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New Year, New Me?

2017 didn’t exactly end on a high note. It at seemed like it was going to end with me finally graduating IUP but shortly after it turned around quick. For the longest time I’ve been trying to get out to Pittsburgh to see friends and go out well that chance came for the wrong reason. […]

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Thankful for Thanksgiving

With Thursday being Thanksgiving I thought I would share the things I’m truly thankful for. Since my accident Thanksgiving has easily become my favorite holiday. It’s not that I didn’t like it but I think I may have taken it for granted. For starters I’m thankful for still being here. Even on my worst days […]

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Adapting to Life

Much like other animals, we adapt to our surroundings.  We adapt to our environment or situation to thrive in life.  It’s been no different for me after my injury.  For me to be able to live my life to the fullest and be as independent as possible I had to adapt.  Even my family had […]

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