‘These medical devices are essentially a part of a disabled person’s body,’ says US senator
Airlines in America have damaged thousands of passengers’ wheelchairs so far this year, according to new figures.
Between January and September 2019, US carriers reported having mishandled at least 7,747 chairs – an average of 29 a day.
It was, for Greg Traynor, a moment of revelation.
It was autumn, his favorite time of year. And he was in the woods, archery hunting, his most cherished outdoor activity among many.
The sun was shining on his face, the leaves were a fiery mix of reds and golds and oranges, turkeys and squirrels and birds bustled about. In a few moments, a white-tailed doe would appear, and he’d take it with one clean, perfectly-placed shot from his crossbow.
It may look liked a souped-up electric wheelchair, but CBSN New York’s Dr. Max Gomez says it’s so much more.
Problem is province-wide, advocacy organization says
A Toronto man says he’s been left stranded as he waits for repairs to devices on which he depends daily, including his electric wheelchair.
Joshua Dvorkin, 44, is quadriplegic and has been using a wheelchair ever since a seizure caused him to fall seven feet from a balcony 14 years ago.
New-generation robotic mobility devices for people with disabilities
This challenge is all about the canvases. The artists get the chance to design custom wheelchair spoke guards.
Jim Ryan was a pilot for 38 years but that all changed three years ago while on vacation in Hawaii with his wife, Isabelle.
Don’t ever call me ‘wheelchair bound’. My wheelchair doesn’t bind me — it liberates me
The wheelchair represents many different things, depending on the beholder’s personal experience. Many is the time I have been acutely aware that my wheelchair makes me the living embodiment of that blue symbol that adorns bathrooms and parking spaces.
I hadn’t really given wheelchairs much thought myself, until 13 years ago when I fell from a tree and sustained a spinal cord injury (SCI), causing instant and permanent paraplegia.
“Dogs, cats, snakes, anything. People fall in love with them. There’s no replacement. They fill a chunk of life that no other being can.”
(CNN)Barbie’s new looks could help fight the stigma around physical disabilities.
In June, Barbie will debut a doll with a prosthetic leg and another that comes with a wheelchair.
The new dolls are part of Mattel’s 2019 Barbie Fashionistas line, which aims to offer kids more diverse representations of beauty.
“As a brand, we can elevate the conversation around physical disabilities by including them into our fashion doll line to further showcase a multi-dimensional view of beauty and fashion,” Mattel said in a statement.