National Pet Month

April is National Pet Month! Pets have become a part of our family and culture for years. From fur-babies, fur families, grand-puppies, feline-friendships, snake-sisters, bunny brothers, house hamsters and everything in between. Emotional and support animals have been crucial in the disability community and a great addition to most families. This year, we had toContinue reading “National Pet Month”

Accessible Spring Activities

You have probably looked outside and noticed that the weather is getting nicer and the days are getting longer; it’s spring! It’s also the perfect time of year to  get outside more and do some accessible spring activities for you and the whole family. Accessible Hiking A springtime activity that you may not think ofContinue reading “Accessible Spring Activities”

Ovi James: A Passport to New Places

When it comes to her independence, Ovi James shoots for the moon. Ovi was born in Nigeria and currently resides in Los Angeles, California, with her son. Every story of triumph begins with a trial. Ovi’s journey back to mobility began with a fibromyalgia diagnosis, progressive weakness in her legs and extreme pain all overContinue reading “Ovi James: A Passport to New Places”

Can You Rent an Electric Wheelchair?

Sometimes, life can throw you a curveball and you might find yourself needing mobility assistance even if it’s just for a short amount of time. Thankfully, there are some options that you can explore when it comes to renting an electric wheelchair or scooter. What can I rent? When it comes to renting mobility equipment,Continue reading “Can You Rent an Electric Wheelchair?”

WOMAN RECEIVES NEW POWER WHEELCHAIR WITH HELP OF YOUNG NEIGHBOR

PLYMOUTH, PA – Eleven-year-old Brian Lyons recently helped his neighbor, Ann-Marie Kelly, receive a new power wheelchair. Lyons, of Plymouth, PA, noticed Kelly’s power wheelchair was old and no longer reliable. Lyons decided to start a GoFundMe fundraiser for Kelly, and he also planned to hold lemonade stands to raise money for Kelly’s new powerContinue reading “WOMAN RECEIVES NEW POWER WHEELCHAIR WITH HELP OF YOUNG NEIGHBOR”

What is a Motorized Wheelchair?

When you think of a wheelchair, typically you think of a manual push chair that is comprised of two drive wheels and two  smaller wheels known as casters. However, there are many additional options when it comes to increasing your mobility. One great option may be a motorized wheelchair. Here are some of the optionsContinue reading “What is a Motorized Wheelchair?”

Life in a Wheelchair During COVID-19

Six weeks after shutting down the state of Georgia, we are officially work-at-home, distance learning, remote student teachers and expert indoor activity enthusiasts. We’ve ordered all things online – from groceries to furniture and everything in between. After the children are safely in bed, we wear masks to pick up our mail (with gloves on)Continue reading “Life in a Wheelchair During COVID-19”

What is a Power Wheelchair?

A power wheelchair is a device that aids in mobility. It is typically used by individuals who have a medical condition and have difficulty walking. People use power wheelchairs because they are unable to use a manual wheelchair or an electric scooter.  Every electric wheelchair has a base, which is equipped with four or moreContinue reading “What is a Power Wheelchair?”