Coach Amaro Talks about the Benefits of Adaptive Sports

Editor’s Note: At the age of 21, Luis Amaro was shot at several times while fending off two men who were attempting to rape his sister. One of the bullets hit his spinal cord injuring the T10 and T11 vertebrae. His sister was safe, but Amaro would spend the next few months at Jackson Memorial […]

SpeediCath Helps Two Users Pursue Active Lives

Last summer, Coloplast SpeediCath products were the focus of an Access Health spot on Lifetime TV. To give our readers a sneak peek before the show aired, Wheel:Life interviewed the two featured SpeediCath users, Kirk Ingram and Tatiana Lee. Ingram became paralyzed in 2015 as a result of a diving accident, while Lee was born with spina bifida. With the help of […]

Coloplast Launches New User-Friendly SpeediCath® Flex Coudé Pro Packaging

Hey, guys! Do you have trouble inserting a catheter? Are you tired of long, bulky catheters in hard-to-open packaging? Then it’s time to talk to your doctor about trying Coloplast’s SpeediCath® Flex Coudé Pro. From day one, this product was designed to take the frustration out of self-catheterization for men who experience difficulties with insertion. […]

Quadriplegic Vlogger Tim Taylor Educates People on SCI

Editor’s Note: On an evening in 2003, Tim Taylor went on a pizza run with his girlfriend and her sister to pick up dinner for the family. When an oncoming vehicle came into their lane, the driver swerved to miss the other car but consequently, crashed into a tree. Tim awoke 12 days later from […]

Variety Helps Families Obtain Freedom Concepts Adaptive Bikes

Editor’s Note: Having grown up with an aunt with cerebral palsy, advocating for the disability community has always come naturally to Erica Lopez. Seeing her aunt make the most of her abilities both at home and in her professional life, Lopez came to realize that by having access to essential resources and tools, a person […]

Wheels2Walking: Tips and Tricks for Wheelchair Users

Editor’s Note: When fitness enthusiast Richard Corbett fell 50 feet while out for a jog in 2010, he broke both his legs, shattered an elbow, and sustained an L2 incomplete spinal cord injury. The next few years were spent in and out of rehab, both to recover from his physical injuries as well as his […]

Comfort Conversations: How Hydred Makabali Stays Balanced and Healthy

Editor’s Note:  In 2017, we featured a story about living life to the fullest with Hydred Makabali. After dealing with depression and agoraphobia as a result of a spinal cord injury at the age of 18, she began exploring a career in the arts and also picked up billiards as a form of “productive distraction.” […]

Five February Events Celebrating the Disability Community

February is a short month, but that doesn’t mean there’s no time for educational activities, fundraising, and fun! If you’re looking for ways to get involved in celebrating and supporting the disability community this month, consider one of these five events. 1) Annual African American Conference on Disabilities February 15, 2019 • Phoenix, AZ For the […]

Remembering 2018: Lessons to Carry into 2019

As each year comes to a close, we like to look back and reflect on the people we met, the journeys we went on, and the lessons we learned. In 2018, we talked to adventure travelers, authors, filmmakers, techies, physical therapists, fitness gurus, entrepreneurs, and more. We learned so much from each and every person […]

Pushing Pedals for Fun and Therapy – Kessley Hales and Her Freedom Concepts Bike

Editor’s Note: When Kristi Hales noticed her unborn baby wasn’t as active as usual just a few days before her due date, she decided to consult her doctor. After an ultrasound revealed no movement, she was rushed to the ER for an emergency C-section. Doctors delivered little Kessley who had been tangled up in the […]

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