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Getting the right chair can mean the difference between living a full life, and sitting at home, festering and isolated

I’m a relative rookie at the wheelchair business. It’s only since 2011 (and my third/fourth cancer surgery) that my mobility has been radically reduced, and I’ve joined the wheeling world. 260 more words


Sweet Charioteers

Sweet Charioteers         —by Jinny Batterson

(An earlier version appeared in the 2014 Silly Tree Poetry Anthology, “The Way the Light Slants.”)

I’ve only seen him a couple of times, 210 more words

Wheelchair delivery, Water Filters and Dental Textbooks

We have been busy since return from USA.  Since May 2nd, we have had one weekend off, working in the bodega to get water filters into rural households working with Matt King ( 672 more words

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Rounding Third Base

By Mark E Smith

There’s a counter-intuitive nature to adversity that you can’t understand or appreciate unless you’ve experienced or witnessed it. It’s a realm where, as a complete contradiction, weakness becomes strength, heartbreak becomes joy, tragedy becomes fortune. 519 more words


MS: Getting used to equipment and aids

Yesterday I took delivery of my new power wheelchair courtesy of the NHS. It’s another step along the road of mobility aids. It’s not the easiest road for any disabled person to go down. 544 more words


Disabled protesters try to storm the House of Commons

  • Dozens of disabled protesters tried to storm the House of Commons chamber during Prime Minister’s Questions this afternoon.
  • Around 30 protesters, many in wheelchairs, charged the Commons entrance before dozens of police forced them back.
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