Tag Archives: wheelchair accessibility

When Will We Learn, a Life Lesson

” A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots” – Marcus Garvey I must admit this current measles outbreak has me a little concerned. What has me even more concerned is how quickly people forget the past and from what I have observed history seems […]
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The Santa Shadow

“The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life” – Richard Bach CONFESSIONS –   In preparation for the suggested snow that may be coming I did a quick roll over to the mall to grab the last “essentials” I may need for the […]
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Providing Detail is Not Attacking

I grew up with a disability in a very different time.  There were no programs, no regulations, etc. there was just you, your family and your community.  There was no socialized medicine, accessible building codes or educational inclusion.  From a societal point of view we were just coming out of that age of “The Secret […]
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Renting an Apartment from a Wheelchair

I have done my fair share of moving over the years and have recently moved back to BC following a five year nesting period in Calgary.  In fact this is my third move in the last twelve years which coincidentally are the only moves where I had to take wheelchair living into account.  Prior to […]
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Changing Times, Failing Joints

Everyone has points in their life when realities can no longer be ignored.  My most recent epiphany hit me yesterday and it is a hard one to accept.  As a polio survivor my independence has always been on the top of my list of importance, some have told me to a fault.  There were points […]
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