9Lives Adventures Creates Canada's First Inclusive Adventure Race

9Lives Adventures may be the most exciting sports program we’ve encountered so far that helps people with different abilities to explore the world around them!  After fracturing his C7 vertabrae in an accident, Karim Ladki founded 9Lives Adventures in Vancouver, Canada with one simple goal: to provide extreme adventure travel to disabled individuals who wish to push their limitless boundaries and furthermore, […]

Choosing Wheelchair Cushions: What You Need to Know

When you begin using a wheelchair, many times the main points about daily care and ongoing needs are all you have time to learn before you go home from the hospital or rehab.  Then, once you’re home, the reality of wheelchair use sets in, along with the risk for some common issues that go with […]

Children’s Books Take on Disabilities

As a parent of a disabled child, or a person with physical challenges, you might be amazed at the differences between kids and adults in terms of accepting disabilities. For the most part, children want to learn about disabilities, and they often are willing to focus on the individual’s abilities instead of their limitations. Kids love […]

SPORTS 'N SPOKES: Leading the Charge Into Wheelchair Sports

Since its inception in 1975, SPORTS 'N SPOKES magazine has served as the "Sports Illustrated" for the wheelchair community. Currently distributed to 43 countries worldwide, SPORTS 'N SPOKES says, “Our readers come from all walks of life all having one thing in common: determination!” Readers find ample resources on the magazine's pages and website, such as pictures, […]

Go Off-Roading with FreeWheel

Patrick Dougherty suffered a severe motocross accident seven years ago and as a result is now a C6/7 incomplete quad. Did Dougherty let this slow him down? Nope! He is the owner/inventor of a radical new product called FreeWheel. FreeWheel is an attachment for mobile wheelchairs that turns them into a off-road adventure vehicle! The […]

STRAPS Brings Adaptive Soccer and Goalball to San Antonio

San Antonio is home to many amazing things, and we're happy to say that Wheel:Life has found another to add to that list. STRAPS (South Texas Regional Adaptive and Paralympics Sports) is an athletic sports program that offers recreational as well as competitive sporting opportunities to all with physical disabilities. STRAPS hosts their events at […]

Wheel:Life Joins The Boston Red Sox's Run to Home Base

Wheel:Life is excited to announce that our staff writer Justin Racine will be participating in the Boston Red Sox's 2013 Run to Home Base!  The 9K road race begins on the famous Yawkee way in Fenway Park, and ends with runners actually running into center field, crossing the home plate as they finish. Beyond the […]

Join The Western Massachusetts Knights Sled Hockey Team

Massachusetts is near and dear to our hearts here at Wheel:Life, as  I grew up in the western part of Massachusetts.  By western, I mean out near the historic Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield. At any rate, from time to time, I check in on the local stories back in my old stomping grounds […]

Professional Golfer Heather Drew Defies Odds Against Multiple Sclerosis

Editor's Note: With this week being MS Awareness Week, we wanted to share the story of a professional athlete who is overcoming the symptoms and stigma of Multiple Sclerosis in her everyday life.  Please join us in celebrating Heather Drew's achievements! The game of golf has played a very important role in my life since […]

Dennis Van Der Meer’s Dream Changed the World of Wheelchair Tennis

Editor’s Note: Tennis is one of the most popular wheelchair sports. As you progress, you can have plenty of competition with able-bodied tennis players as well as with wheelchair athletes. What has caused wheelchair tennis to have such phenomenal growth in the last few years? One major contributor to this growth has been the Professional […]

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