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This Boy Got A Company To Build A Wheelchair-Friendly Playground So He Could Play With His Brother

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 05.09.2014 | Impact

These siblings epitomize brotherly love. Cayden Long, 9, has cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair. His family was accustomed to driving almost an ...

5 Awesome Alternative Ways To Answer The Question, 'Why Are You In A Wheelchair?'

The Mobility Resource | Posted 04.21.2014 | Impact

By Louise Bruton, The Mobility Resource On a daily basis, I am asked why I am in a wheelchair. The boredom of rehashing the truth day in and day ou...

This Paraplegic Boy Just Wants To Be Able To See The Stars Again

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 04.11.2014 | Impact

When Arlaeeh Galindo passed a car accident on her way to work in February 2012, she had no idea the incident involved her then-3-year-old son, Zakkary...

5 Not-So-Obvious Challenges for a Young Stroke Survivor

Harshada Rajani | Posted 06.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Harshada Rajani

In most cases, being a survivor is better than being a victim, but arguably, not in this case. The immense pain and unrelenting heartache of a stroke lies in its aftermath, not in the injury itself. One goes through so many unbelievable challenges, large and small, as a result of having a stroke.

Book of Odds Looks at the 2014 Boston Marathon, Part 2

Amram Shapiro | Posted 06.01.2014 | Sports
Amram Shapiro

Only elite runners have a shot of winning, but all 36,000 entrants can dream, can't they? By this Walter Mitty standard, each entrant is more than five times more likely to win the Boston Marathon than to die running it.

Experts Told This Artist Her Dream Was Impossible. It's A Good Thing She Didn't Listen

The Huffington Post | Melissa McGlensey | Posted 03.31.2014 | Good News

British artist Sue Austin continues to push forward in ways even top experts never thought possible. Austin, who has been using a wheelchair for n...

Doin' Disney With a Disability (And Why I'll Never Go Again)

Rob J. Quinn | Posted 05.24.2014 | Impact
Rob J. Quinn

It was finally time to do Disney. My brother was getting remarried in Florida, I've somehow crept into my early 40s, and I don't travel much and like...

I Won't Pretend That Disability Simulation Works

Emily Ladau | Posted 05.11.2014 | Impact
Emily Ladau

To me, it feels like the opposite of acceptance to have my entire identity as a person with a physical disability reduced to an isolated simulation experience. We must move away from equating empathy with acceptance

The Gift My Disability Gave Me

Trisha Lynn Sprayberry | Posted 05.06.2014 | Impact
Trisha Lynn Sprayberry

Sometimes the only way we are able to change our perspective is because our perspective is changed for us.

Adults With Disabilities Find Joy and Acceptance in Creative Expression

Arlene Nisson Lassin | Posted 05.03.2014 | Good News
Arlene Nisson Lassin

What talents lie behind those with physical impairments that confine them to a wheelchair, or those with intellectual disabilities that limit life activities such as work and living independently?

The Cloak of Visible Disability

Trisha Lynn Sprayberry | Posted 04.23.2014 | Impact
Trisha Lynn Sprayberry

If you have a visible disability, especially if you happen to use any sort of adaptive equipment like a wheelchair, walker and/or braces, chances are you also have experienced this cloak with your disability.

5 Things I've Learned From Having a Disability

Alyssa Silva | Posted 04.08.2014 | Impact
Alyssa Silva

You get to decide how you want to handle those hardships because you are the pilot on this journey. You can either feel sorry for yourself and all of your troubles, or you can learn to move on and lead a life of happiness. The choice is up to you, and only you.

The Struggle to Move Forward With Disability

Trisha Lynn Sprayberry | Posted 03.31.2014 | Impact
Trisha Lynn Sprayberry

Life is about taking control. It's about rising above the challenge's we are given. If it wasn't for the hardships, we could never appreciate life's wonders and blessings. This is how I became a disability advocate.

8 Misconceptions About Life With Paralysis

Rachelle Friedman | Posted 03.24.2014 | Impact
Rachelle Friedman

Unless you yourself are paralyzed or you know someone who is, how could you possibly know everything about our world? So I'm here to set the record straight on some common misconceptions.

Roll in My Chair

Kristin Duquette | Posted 02.27.2014 | Impact
Kristin Duquette

As a wheelchair user and college student, I became frustrated with how the general public perceives and treats people with disabilities. In 2011, I founded a program called A Day in a Wheelchair on Trinity College's campus.

Reflecting on Life After Becoming Paralyzed

Chris Waddell | Posted 02.20.2014 | Good News
Chris Waddell

For the second 20 years of my life, I apologized to myself and to others for my accident. I apologized as I competed, trying to gain back the recognition that the accident had taken away.

I'm the Daughter of a Quadriplegic

SPINALpedia.com | Posted 02.11.2014 | Impact
SPINALpedia.com

My only concern when my dad was first injured in a car accident was whether or not he would live. I was told pretty early that he had broken his neck,...

5 Awkward Situations Only People in Wheelchairs Face

Alyssa Silva | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Alyssa Silva

Here are five awkward situations only people in wheelchairs face based on my past experiences. You ready?

A Life Lesson About People With Disabilities for Parents Everywhere

Rachelle Friedman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Rachelle Friedman

While out in public I often get stares. People will even avoid the aisle I'm in at a store and quite often jump out of my way as if I'd run them over. Keep calm. It's only a wheelchair!

Disabled in Disney

Alyssa Silva | Posted 11.27.2013 | Impact
Alyssa Silva

On Monday, Disney announced that they would be changing their theme park policy for guests who have disabilities.

Why Are You Questioning My Need for a Wheelchair?

Beth Griffiths | Posted 11.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Beth Griffiths

There are many reasons why a person uses a wheelchair, but the biggest thing to remember is this: if you do not know the person then why they use a wheelchair is none of your business.

This YouTube Star Is Lovable, Optimistic, Inspiring... And Absolutely Hilarious

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 09.12.2013 | Good News

Our favorite lovable, optimistic, fearless and absolutely hilarious YouTube star in a wheelchair, Zach Anner, is back with a brand-new video focused o...

WATCH: Guinness Did Yet Another Beer Commercial.. And It Will Make Your Heart Melt

Sarah Barness | Posted 02.22.2014 | Good News

We don't often give advertisers free promotion, but this Guinness commercial had us utterly captivated. Created by BBDO New York, the ad features a...

What You Don't Know And Can't See

Suzanne Perryman | Posted 10.31.2013 | Parents
Suzanne Perryman

I rolled over and took Zoe's hand in mine, trying to focus on her face in the nightlight glow. She is 11 now, and bedtime lately has taken a serious turn. We talk about kids who stare, what she is afraid of and how people are different.

WATCH: Incredible Wheelchair Makes One Boy's Lifelong Dream Come True

Sarah Barness | Posted 08.22.2013 | Good News

California resident Daniel Cope suffers from cerebral palsy, but that never stopped him from dreaming of hiking with his family. With the help of som...