Monday, February 27, 2017

Wheelchair Basics: The Parts Of One - Wheelchair Skills - Basic Repairs and Maintenance Videos

parts Of A Wheelchair

Using A Wheelchair

Wheelchair Skills

Spoke  Issues

Replacing Wheelchair Bearings

Replacing Wheelchair Tires/Tubes

wheelchair tires 24x1 3/8"

Installing Flat Free Inserts

How To Build A Bicycle Wheel

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Managing Winter In Ontario Canada: Watch Craig De-Ice

Watch Below  Craig deal with ice!

Now the question is, what are the seasonal challenges one might face when living with a physical disability? For us here in Canada, the effects of winter, late fall through mid spring, are when our biggest seasonal challenges faced.   It may seem trivial to some, until you face winter at least one third of the year.
This year we have been blessed with a not so normal winter, So far. Here it is February 13, 2017 and this morning the thermometer started climbing to plus five celsius!  Not common for this neck of the woods. But, warmer may be nicer, however as Craig was reminded today, warmth combined with a huge recent snowfall, and uncleaned sidewalks and streets, it isn't as great as it sounds when you can't stay home.  

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Walking Wouldn't Be So Overrated If We Didn't Have Sure Hope

As you know we have called this blog, Walking, Way Overrated wanting to encourage anyone out here, that using a weelchair for legs is a pretty unique experience, that for us, walking is overrated. We both have walked, so we have some idea what is like to have functioning legs. And I know what it is like to get to walk with some limitations due to progressive muscle atrophying/wasting. But Craig, his legs were good and strong until he was in his thirties, he is turning sixty - five this year. 
Sure Hope
Now we want to make it clear that even though we may make light of not walking, we want you to know that doesn't mean we are not empathetic towards those struggling with new disabilities caused by an accident, illness, or diagnosis like mine. We may have a smile on our face but it doesn't mean we don't have difficulties. Of course we do. Especially as we are aging, we are both encountering the consequences of that process with the disabilities that we have. I am not going to talk about  all these struggles, unless I feel it would be beneficial. What we want make clear is that we would never be able to say "Walking Is Way Overrated," and mean it, if it wasn't for our Sure Hope. Our Sure Hope is in or Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. That is why we have another blog. A part from Jesus Christ, we wouldn't be able to face each day with love and hope in our hearts! 

If you are interested in the Only, Way, Truth and Life Who loves here to check out Sure Hope Gazette.

We love you too! 

Friday, February 3, 2017