Basement Guides: Home Safety

According to the 2017 Disability Statistics annual report, the percentage of disabled people in the United States was 12.8% and has been steadily rising over the last five years. Advances in the understanding of disabilities, as well as adaptiAccording to the 2017 Disability Statistics annual report, the percentage of disabled people in the United States was 12.8% and has […]

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Worldly Distractions

are just a fraction of a fraction of the distractions blocking you from reaching your true life. I’m not going to bore you with thee endless list of things that could slow you down, instead I will share with you the things I do to conquer distractions. Allowing me to dive deeper in the much […]

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Focus On Your Freedom

noun: the center of interest or activity.  noun: the state of not being imprisoned or enslaved. So if I asked if you have ever focused on your freedom, what would your answer be?  The pressures of life, the people that hurt you in the past and present, or how you may feel you have let yourself […]

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Spiritual Limbs

What would you do if someone looked at you and said… “If I was in your shoes I couldn’t make it, I might be thinking about killing myself.” Comments like this bounce right off… but stumbling over my thoughts made me mad…How are you supposed to respond?!  What words could I say in that moment […]

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Restless Restroom

Before I became a paraplegic, I had a friend in his late 30’s with Crohn’s Disease that runs a nonprofit called Crohn’s No More. When he explained the issues that came along with this disease I was devastated. Oh- make sure you check out his site, the link is at the bottom of this article. […]

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Trust

1.Being born with Meningitis as a baby, forcing my parents to wait on taking me home for weeks… 2.Having GI issues as a kid and having to go to Kings Daughter’s in Norfolk VA on a monthly… 3.Falling behind in reading and gracing the Sylvan learning center in VA too… 4.Introduced to death threats at […]

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That Verse

No, I’m not being lazy, these versus just struck me. Even though I’ve read them before, I just feel that they are so powerful that there is no need for me to speak further about it. This is the epitome of what we all need to be doing. “Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, […]

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Victory > Pain

The number one question everyone always asks… Will you ever walk again? If they are closer to my inner circle, it’s followed by….”What are the doctors saying?”… while these questions unearth questions in myself, the true answer to all of these inquiries were given within the first year of my new lifestyle. Yes, I will […]

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SCI Community Resources

Advocacy Americans with Disabilities Act (http://www.ada.gov): Provides information on disability rights laws. Community Partnerships (919-781-3616): Provides services to people with disabilities of all ages. Programs include: preschool services, brain injury support services, supported employment, and family education. Family Support Network (919-662-4600) Provides services to families of children with developmental disabilities, chronic illnesses or other special […]

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