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    The Fine Line Between Advocate and @$$hole

    Disclaimer: This blog post contains coarse language and may be offensive to some readers. Reader discretion is advised. ad·vo·cate (noun): one who supports or promotes the interests of a cause or group ass·hole (noun): a stupid, annoying, or detestable person By definition, these two words are completely different. But, when you’re passionate about something, whether that be a specific group or a specific cause, sometimes the line between advocating for the rights of that group and being an asshole about it can become blurred and the words become interchangeable. SAM SAYS… Before Shawn’s injury I didn’t notice things like curbs without ramp access, restaurants with only stairs or high top…

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    Wheel Love Announcement!!!

    That’s right, it still works! It’s been a long time coming, but we are super excited to announce that we are expecting our first baby! He or she will be making their entrance in late September. We will keep you updated on our triumphs and challenges as we go! We are already so in love! Pushing on… Sam & Shawn

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    Wheel Love Problems 2

    This week on Wheel Love we bring you Wheel Love Problems #2! As we have said before, there are countless problems that wheelchair users encounter in their everyday routines, but there are also some that us spouses encounter. So, enjoy episode 2, let us know if you can relate and share your wheel love problems with us! PS – Please know that these videos are meant to be funny exaggerations of our every day lives. Our wheel loves are both very independent, very capable men who are kind enough to let us make fun of them.

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    Leaving on a Jet Plane – Tips and Tricks

    Planning a trip can be stressful at the best of times. Planning a trip when you have to take accessibility concerns into account adds an extra level to that stress, but it is so worth it! We love to travel with our wheel love’s and have gotten a lot of requests to do a post on travel, so we thought we would start off with some of our travel tips and tricks. Do your research. Check out where you want to travel too; google, blogs and forums are all great resources when your looking to see how accessible a certain destination is. Also look into the things that you are…

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    Your Chair Doesn’t Disappoint Me, But…

    Disappointment (noun): the feeling of sadness or displeasure caused by the nonfulfillment of one’s hopes or expectations. Everyone has been disappointed; in a situation, in a person, in an event, in a set of circumstances, in themselves. It’s that moment when you realize that your expectations don’t quite match your reality and you find yourself feeling defeated. It’s an unfortunate, inevitable part of life. It can lead to regret, it can lead to depression, it can lead to anger, it can lead to resentment. So what do you do? Do you lower your expectations in the hopes that next time your disappointment won’t be quite so bad? Do you stop…