Sheri Melander-Smith on Living Your Best Life

Editor’s Note:  Sheri Melander-Smith was born with a vascular malformation on her spine resulting in her legs growing at different rates. Despite her doctors not knowing the cause at the time, she underwent surgery at the age of six to stunt the growth of the longer limb. As one leg caught up with the other […]

4 Extreme Activities to Add to Your Bucket List

Have you already tried all of the typical adaptive sports available in your area, but haven’t yet found one that holds your interest and quenches your thirst for adventure? Then it’s time for you to move off the beaten path, and luckily, a handful of thrill-seeking wheelchair users have already begun to forge the way. […]

Living with MS: One Family’s Solution to Enjoying Life Events Again

Dave was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1999 and for the first few years, he was able to go about his everyday life without the use of any assistive devices. When his symptoms began to progress in 2005, he went from using a cane to a wheelchair within a span of five years. Wheel:Life chatted […]

Winter Weather Preparedness Tips for Wheelchair Users

Are you dreading this winter season? Dealing with slushy, icy, snowy, and windy conditions can be quite a challenge for wheelchair users, and you might be tempted to just hibernate at home for the next few months. Although there may be moments when it is indeed safer to stay inside, with a little forethought, you […]

Making Adaptive Climbing More Accessible with Arthur Torrey

Editor’s Note: When a tree-cutting accident in 2010 led to broken bones, a separated shoulder, and a punctured aorta, it seemed that Arthur Torrey had miraculously escaped any spinal cord damage. However, after undergoing emergency surgery to patch up his aorta, he woke up a paraplegic. Describing himself as a tool geek, handyman, and heavy […]

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. […]

Comfort Medical is Helping People to Achieve a Healthier and Happier Lifestyle

If you’re an avid Wheel:Life reader, you may remember that we joined the Comfort Medical family back in 2016. But who exactly is Comfort Medical and what do they do? Founded in 2010, Comfort Medical is a nationally approved participating Medicare provider of catheter and ostomy supplies offering free home delivery and regular courtesy calls […]

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 […]

Building Strength and Confidence with Handi Capable Fitness

Editor’s Note: A botched hernia operation during infancy left James Norris with cerebral palsy. Though he was able to get around with a walker throughout the early years of his life, the time constraints of switching classes in high school coupled with teenage laziness made using a wheelchair a necessity. Fast forward to adulthood, Norris moved […]

Comfort Medical Sponsors Freedom Concepts to Help You Win An Adaptive Bike

Have you always dreamt of gliding down the street with the wind in your hair on your very own adaptive bike or seeing your child experience that same feeling of freedom? This holiday season, Comfort Medical is partnering with Freedom Concepts, an industry leader in the creation of adaptive bikes, to make that dream come […]

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