Category Archives: Helpful Products

5 Gift ideas for people with muscular dystrophy

As a kid I used to make my Christmas wish list by flipping through the JCPenney’s catalog and typing up a spreadsheet of everything I wanted, including the page number and letter of the item, just to clear up any … Continue reading

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These should be in every airport

I wear suspenders now when I fly because there was a time once when I was being lifted from my plane seat onto the aisle chair and my pants got stuck on the armrest. The flight attendants sure got a … Continue reading

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My helpful transfer board

I used a transfer board for the first time when I began using a manual wheelchair. It helped when getting over the gap and into a car, particularly when traveling and using a rental vehicle. It was also helpful to … Continue reading

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How I get my socks and shoes on

Socks and shoes have always been a battle for me. More recently, the ability to bend my legs enough to get socks on has resulted in too much time wasted with this simple task. I have mentioned in a previous … Continue reading

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Heated clothing

I have been researching heated clothing for a while and finally decided to get a heated vest. Why a vest? Well I hate when I have to wear warm clothing and the extra weight on my arms makes me feel … Continue reading

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Abilities Expo 2011 Review

I drove down from Milwaukee to Chicago to attend the 2011 Abilities Expo this past weekend to see what it was all about. In the past I haven’t been in the right place at the right time in order to … Continue reading

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Get your wheelchair on a boat

I had a great time the 4th of July weekend up at my aunt and uncle’s cottage in northern WI. Although their cottage was not particularly accessible (30+ steps down to the lake!) they did make arrangements for me to … Continue reading

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Wheelchair accessible toy hauler / RV

I found the Dune Sport company a ¬†year ago and thought they’d come up with a great idea for making camping and traveling better for people in wheelchairs. It’s not always necessary to add a wheelchair lift to everything! These … Continue reading

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My favorite shoes are actually slippers

I hate putting on shoes and socks and pretty much always did, even when it wasn’t like trying stick a potato in a thimble. So I began my search for easy shoes that I could wear when I needed to … Continue reading

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A great tabletop hand cycle

One of the easiest exercises to do if you have muscular dystrophy and your legs don’t work that well is to use a tabletop hand-cycle. I use the Magnetrainer. It’s affordable, durable, and heavy so it won’t slide around on … Continue reading

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