Author Archives: healthonwheels

Bad Moments…Not Bad Days

It’s no secret that things have been rough for me lately. Not only have I had to face one of my biggest fears, but I have been surrounded by it. Having to go through an agency to meet my caregiving … Continue reading

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I Want Spectacular!

It is something I vowed that I would never do again. There have been too many bad experiences in the past. And besides, it takes away my power.  Some of my humanity might even be at risk. I have hired … Continue reading

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“Drop and Give Me Twenty…”

It was over twenty years ago, and I was a “fresh out of grad school” rookie, eager to do well in my first real job. Although it meant moving from the town where I had attended college and gotten my … Continue reading

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Sometimes I’m Wrong

At first, I wasn’t sure what to think. In my experience, usually when t.v. shows are made about people with disabilities simply living their lives they tend to be sickeningly drippy. Think Tiny Tim meets Superman. Get the picture? Most … Continue reading

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Simply Inclusion…

I will say it repeatedly until there is nobody left to tell. A world where everyone is treated like equals and disability is seen as a difference instead of a weakness is the world I strive for. Along with many … Continue reading

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A Lesson in “Parking”

No worries. The content of this post will be rated “G” and family friendly. A few years ago, after numerous long discussions with Lee, my wheelchair guy, and a whole lot of soul-searching, I decided to make the switch from … Continue reading

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Go Dance!

As a mentor, he came into my life at the perfect time. When I was fourteen years old, I joined a sports team for people with disabilities.  It changed my life.  Because I had always been mainstreamed and up to … Continue reading

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