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Cost Comparison

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PhotoAbility

Recent Feedback received: "The cost is too high to use your stock photos."

Group Travel... Is This For You?

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Easy Access Travel

In all honesty, it took me a long time until I was ready to invite clients to join a group trip whether cruise or land. As a disabled traveler, I wasn't sure that others with mobility disabilities would enjoy traveling with a large group of people using wheelchairs or scooters. Boy, was I wrong! It was the encouragement of my clients and peers who convinced me to undertake this task.

What I Want To Do With My Life

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Ability Online

This past year I have been asking myself that question a lot. I have felt so scatterbrained about the issue. I didn't understand why I felt that way because I have two diplomas: one in Print Journalism and the other in Social Service Work. I am volunteering with Ability Online, which I really enjoy. However, I felt like I needed something more of my own career that I could fully commit myself to.

Miracle Monday - Help by Hashtag

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Unlimbited

It's as simple as it sounds. #MiracleMonday

It came from a series of discussions about fundraising and sustainability for programs, how to be creative without being hokey, how to combat donor fatigue, how to balance and illustrate the reality of needs with the dignity of those who need help, and a whole host of other issues and topics that affect people who raise money, awareness and run events.

#MiracleMonday came from that.

The aim is to promote and raise funds for smaller projects and provide them with immediate, meaningful help.

HP 101 Revisited

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49 Bespoke

Since Ian Denison has had quite a bit of experience and published many articles on tire pressure, rolling resistance, etc., we take this opportunity to republish the article on High Pressure 101. Like Alan before her, Nikki has had her share of putting wheels together and in particular, changing tires. She has provided her version of changing tires 101.

What is True Beauty?

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Mobile Women

As a woman who lives with a disability, I know the stigma that I face in a culture that values a perfect body, particularly among women. My body may not arouse “babe’ fantasies in the eyes of some when I wheel past them. This is something I have struggled and lived with so much of my life and making peace with my body has been a challenge for me like no other.

Remembering Big Ben

Twenty years ago, the most famous show jumper in Canadian history officially retired. His name was Big Ben and he won the hearts of fans around the world. His career was stellar, although sadly an Olympic medal eluded him. Those of us involved in therapeutic riding have particular reason to be grateful to him. Thanks to his partner, Ian Millar (who has been an honorary director of CanTRA for many years), fifty percent of the funds from Big Ben’s cross-Canada Retirement Tour in 1994 were donated to CanTRA. Ian, Big Ben, and a special needs child also made a promotional video for us.

Mighty Minis

Size isn’t everything. Or perhaps it is! Miniature Horses (Minis) are joining their larger equine friends as therapy horses, and some programs are breaking the trail in this comparatively new area of human-equine bonding. Half-Pint Hooves Equine Facilitated Wellness Association near Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, makes good use of the adaptability of these tiny horses. Executive Director and instructor Deb Burt sees many benefits for her clients.

How Do You... Adapt When You Travel

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Mobile Women

We starting a new series at mobileWOMEN.org! We have a leadership team of experienced women chair users who want to pass on some of our wisdom that we’ve gained over the years about how to successfully live life from our chairs. Maybe you’re new to using a chair and wonder just how it’s truly possible to do the things that you once enjoyed. Or maybe you’re a longtime chair user.

Lucky Wheeling Soul

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Mobile Women
I sat with God before I arrived
Requesting abilities until age twenty-five
A planned accident put me in a chair
Some would say with a life so
unfair
I chose this life because I had to learn
And I know after there is no hell to burn

You’ve got to know when it’s time to grow
When to hang on and when to let go
For I am light and so are you
Together there is nothing that two can’t do
It’s just different for wheelers
We have the same souls
Instead of walking we get to roll

For we each have a talent and gifts to share
Don’t get caught up in what is or isn’t fair