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Wheelchair Walks

I live in Truro, Cornwall, and have been asked where there are good walks for wheelchair users and their pushers.

Truro is my home town: it does not lend itself to wheelchairs or their pushers as it has cobbled roads and uneven pavements; however, it does have shops!…. 512 more words


Approximately 5,000-6,000 major amputations take place each year. 70% of the lower limb amputations occur due to restricted blood flow often caused by diabetes. 57% of upper limb amputations are caused by trauma, such as a crushing injury or blast wound. 217 more words

Film Review: Wheels

“Wheels” is not easy to watch.

This low-budget film, which cost less to make than a luxury car, classifies itself as a dark comedy, but its weak acting and predictable ending cloud the film in mediocrity. 114 more words


Online Exhibit: A Wheelchair History of Disability in Canada

We are so fortunate that people reach out to us sharing other projects focused on disability history. Check out this online exhibit from Canada about the history of the wheelchair. 492 more words

News And Guest Blog Posts

Making a difference to the lives of people who need wheelchairs

Rosamond Roughton, Director of NHS Commissioning at NHS England talks about My Voice, My Wheelchair, My Life

I loved reading Tanni’s blog earlier this week.   My perspective is slightly different as I don’t use a wheelchair myself, but my goal is the same: … 544 more words

Why Life is Like a Night at a Bingo Hall

A couple weeks ago, Sam and I ventured into the land of wheelchairs and crossword puzzles to try our luck at winning big at a bingo hall. 1,060 more words

Norwich pawn shop owner wants to give away more motorized wheelchairs

NORWICH, Conn. (WTNH)– The effort began when Phil Pavone got a couple of motorized wheelchairs at A-Z Pawn. He put them up for sale, but no one bought them. 332 more words