Fixer Upper Family Gives Back through Raising Wheels Foundation

Editor’s Note: When Melissa and Jody Copp noticed their firstborn wasn’t hitting his milestones as an infant, the concerned parents took him to a neurologist. Although the test results came back normal, the Copps knew something wasn’t right. With so many unanswered questions, the couple began their quest for a diagnosis. For the next several […]

Boy with Spina Bifida Surprised with Custom Handcycle

Editor’s Note: Diagnosed with spina bifida before birth, nine-year-old Charlie Krouse uses a wheelchair for mobility but has full use of his upper body. Earlier this year, Freedom Concepts teamed up with the Tampa Bay Lightning NHL team, two Florida charities (Wheelchairs 4 Kids and Charlie’s Champs), and Pediatric Therapy Services to create a custom […]

The Kids of Yoocan Continue to Shine 

Editor’s Note: In 2016, Moshe Gaon, a successful businessman and investor, put his other endeavors on hold to create Yoocan. Inspired by his nephew, who was born with a host of health conditions, he set out to build a global platform for people to share their stories of living with a disability. Three years later, […]

Comfort Conversations: The Importance of Positive Playtime & Learning Experiences for Kids of All Abilities

Societal attitudes and behaviors have a significant impact on the inclusion of individuals with disabilities. Despite the Americans with Disabilities Act and various civil rights movements, the effects of negative perceptions of disability are still prevalent in structural and social contexts today. Because of these constructs, children with disabilities experience several challenges in classroom and […]

Founder of Life Rolls On Jesse Billauer Wants to Help You Catch a Wave

Editor’s Note:  Growing up in southern California, Jesse Billauer’s love affair with the ocean took hold at a young age. From participating in the junior lifeguard program to boogie boarding and surfing, the majority of his time outside of school was spent at the beach. By the age of 17, he had become one of […]

Comfort Conversations: Anyone Can Dance

Join us every other month for Comfort Conversations, a discussion series led by our Ambassadors who share their thoughts on issues affecting wheelchair users worldwide. Today’s topic is, Anyone Can Dance, written by Comfort Medical and Wheel:Life Ambassador Margarita Elizondo. Dance is a therapeutic form of exercise and artistic expression and is great not only for […]

The Ms. Wheelchair California Pageant: A Life-Changing Experience

As the Ms. Wheelchair California Leadership Institute, formerly known as the Ms. Wheelchair California Foundation, gears up for this year’s pageant, Wheel:Life got all the details from Dr. Alette Coble-Temple who, after winning both the California and America titles in 2015 and 2016 respectively, now serves as a co-state coordinator. Born with cerebral palsy, her […]

Barbara Cramer – 75 Years of Defying Stereotypes

Editor’s Note:  An earlier version of this post may have left the impression that Barbara Cramer won several medals at the Paralympic Games. Wheel:Life was not able to verify this information, so it has been removed. We apologize for any confusion this may have caused. All other information contained in this article is the opinion of Cramer herself. […]

Serving the Spina Bifida Community with the SBAGNE

I serve as the executive director of the SBAGNE. One of my primary roles is fundraising. I go out in the community and speak at different events and try to get the cash flow into the association to provide us the means to do our programming. Focusing on Family, Self-Esteem, and a Healthy Lifestyle We […]

Advocating for Disability Rights with Stephanie Woodward and CDR

Editor’s Note: During a summer internship at the Center for Disability Rights, Stephanie Woodward attended her first protest to advocate against personal attendant budget cuts. When the chant leader’s voice started to tire, Stephanie instinctively and spontaneously took over for him. Recognizing her knack for advocacy, CDR offered her a part-time job, which she held […]

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