Category Archives: Helpful Tips

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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Optimizing your space

Small livings spaces have a few nice benefits. They’re easier to clean, cheaper to cool/heat, and less expensive to rent or buy. Over the last few years I have adapted to living in smaller spaces and have come up with … 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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Be your own advocate, productively

There are times when it seems like things take forever, from planning something to securing funding, to hearing back about a job interview. The easy thing to do is sit there and wait for something to happen but I’ve learned … Continue reading

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Neat culinary idea for disabled

I was reading about the MDA national achievement award winner, Scott Crane, and saw that he helped start up an organization that helps people with special needs experience culinary adventures! I love it because it’s an angle on helping disabled … Continue reading

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Challenges are an opportunity for creative thinking

I have fallen on my face more than a few times in my life. Prior to using a wheelchair, I would find myself on the floor a couple times a year. Since I lived by myself, there usually wasn’t anyone … Continue reading

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Finding the right support group

A support group can do wonders to help you feel less alone when dealing with a disorder like muscular dystrophy. For some people, traditional support groups are great. These are usually support groups created by organizations that already focus on … Continue reading

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If you think you’re not good at something…

…have you even ever tried? How often have you marveled at someone who could do something creative or spectacular like paint a picture or write a song or play an instrument or sew a dress or build a motor or … Continue reading

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Service Dog Series Part 3: A boy and his dog

This is guest poster Gord Wallen’s final posting in a three-part series on service dogs and how his service dog has helped him deal with his Becker’s Muscular Dystrophy. Gord is a frequent commenter on this site and I am … Continue reading

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Service Dog Series Part 2: How service dogs help and where to get one

This is guest poster Gord Wallen’s second posting in a three-part series on service dogs and how his service dog has helped him deal with his Becker’s Muscular Dystrophy. Gord is a frequent commenter on this site and I am … Continue reading

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