July 24, 2015

The “wedding season” of my life is in full bloom. Everywhere I turn, my friends are getting engaged and married. I myself am nowhere close, but that’s another story.

For the first time, I get to be more than a guest. One of...

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July 7, 2015

I don’t know when exactly it started happening, but people have been fixated on healing or curing me since I was a very young child. In a previous piece about Eddie Redmayne, I referenced a blog that accused Hollywood of...

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May 20, 2015

Barbara Turnbull was a well-known fixture in the Canadian disability community. Her tenacity, dedication and perseverance were second to none. She was arguably one of the most recognizable and effective champions of disability advocacy...

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May 6, 2015

This is the tale of living life within the confines of Ontario Disability Support Pension (ODSP)... the social assistance that giveth and taketh away. I want to be clear that I am not pointing fingers; ODSP is a flawed system, doing the...

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April 26, 2015

Before Eddie Redmayne played Stephen Hawking, there was only one film portraying disability that garnered my utmost respect.

James McAvoy has starred in such films as “The Last King of Scotland” and “Atonement” alongside the...

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April 17, 2015

I had several topics in mind for this blog. When I couldn’t decide, I shared my list with a friend and asked him to pick one. Instantly he said “Inspiration porn.”

I have mentioned the term “inspiration porn” to several...

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April 12, 2015

When Eddie Redmayne won the Oscar Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything, I cheered out loud. His acceptance speech brought tears to my eyes.

Within days I saw a blog...

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March 25, 2015

Honestly, I've never actually thought about a list of things I would specifically do if I wasn't in a wheelchair. Having a disability is the only reality I have ever known, and I am fortunate to have grown up surrounded by family and...

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December 17, 2014

Before I even start, I want to say “don’t get me wrong.” I really do think Aimee Mullins is fantastic. You know her... double- leg amputee track athlete, awesome public speaker, beautiful make-up model... great advocate for disability...

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July 15, 2014

Dating sites aren’t always that easiest to navigate, especially if you haven’t used one before. So, If you are currently using an online dating service, or planning to in the future, here are some great tips that will help you be...

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July 1, 2014

“Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next.”

- Gilda Radner

“The more...

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June 11, 2014

While I've always said that if I can touch one person's life with my story of triumph through tragedy, then all of the bad that came along with my disability was worth it. Now, after 12 years on wheels, I have found that there's...

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April 21, 2014

She heard it in my tone. "That was a little rude," my wife called to me from the kitchen as I closed the front door. "Who was that?" she questioned.

She's heard the question hundreds of times before and has heard my answer...

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March 27, 2014

We all know about the controversy surrounding the legalization of marijuana in the United States, and just like all controversies, it’s never a black and white issue. There’s always a grey area, which is certainly the case for...

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February 27, 2014

In my recent blog, “Wheelchair for a Day”, I talked about the idea that some companies are using for “sensitivity training” of employees who work with people with disabilities... able-bodied people using wheelchairs for a day as their...

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February 9, 2014

Come on! Aren't there some lives to save somewhere? Homeless to help? Limbs for the limbless? There must be some better use of time and money than gadgety prosthetic technology for the sake of "look what we did" science.

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January 24, 2014

I read an article recently about a company in the wheelchair industry that asked their employees, who were able-bodied, to use a wheelchair for a day to better understand what their customers go through on a day-to-day basis. They were...

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January 2, 2014

After my recent blog, “I Was Born This Way…Or Not”, I was very enlightened by all of the responses that I got. It is very intriguing how two people who live the same circumstance, living life with a disability, can have such opposite...

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December 2, 2013

As someone who lives with a disability that was acquired, I often think about my life before wheels. I remember what it feels like to get up and walk, run, dance, jump, feel my feet, and unfortunately stub my toe. I feel like,...

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October 29, 2013

In my daily readings, I recently came across this quote from Scott Hamilton: “The only disability in life is a bad attitude.” As a person with a disability, I reposted it, thinking to myself, “Wow. How true is that?” My outlook on life...

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