• Wheelie True Stories

    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…

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    Dear Reader, So You’re Feeling Stuck…

    We recently received a message from a reader asking for help in regaining his self confidence. We thought long and hard about the answer and then decided that even though we have written about self confidence in the past, maybe this was a topic for a larger discussion. With our readers permission, we are going to share his question with you: I need help finding my confidence again!! I’m 25 years post C-6 SCI and find myself still single, unemployed, living in the same apt I moved into after I got out of rehab. I feel as if I’m being left behind and that I’m not living with a purpose…

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    Top 10 Photo Poses for You and Your Wheel Love

    Thank you to everyone who participated in our Wheel Love Photo Challenge! We received a ton of great photos from all over the world and it was VERY hard for us to narrow it down to just 10… we even enlisted the help of a stranger in Starbucks! But here they are, our favourite Wheel Love poses. #10. Adele and Tyler. We like this photo because firstly, it’s a huge undertaking to get a wheelchair out in the sand and secondly, there is no better backdrop than palm trees! #9. Lydia and Kenny. This is a great pose for any engagement or couples photo. It’s cute, its intimate and who…

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    Guest Post – Meet the Pergers

    Hi, my name is Karen Perger. I am honoured to have been asked to do a guest post and lend a parents perspective and voice to Wheel Love. My husband Dave and I just celebrated our 30th anniversary. We have two kids; our son, Brandon, who will be 23 in a couple of weeks and our daughter, Shannon, is 20. We all really enjoy spending time together. Dave and the kids like watching hockey and golf together when time permits and we all enjoy watching certain reality TV shows as a family. We also like golfing and playing tennis together… which means the world to us since Brandon is in a…

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    10 Things We Learned from Dating Someone in a Wheelchair

    If you are new to the world of wheelchairs your life has probably been filled with new experiences and new information. Over the years we have learned many things about being in a relationship with someone in a wheelchair. Some lessons have been life altering, some lessons have hurt physically and some lessons leave us in a fit of laughter. Here’s our top 10 list of things we have learned from being a wheelchair spouse. People are going to stare; and that’s ok. When we say stares we mean an array of different looks. Some are pity stares, some are curious and some are just downright rude. Continue with confidence…

  • Wheelie Great Videos

    A Guide to Spinal Cord Injury

    This video was done as part of a project for one of Sam’s classes in nursing school. The people interviewed are very near and dear to our hearts and we hope that once you hear their stories they will have stolen a little piece of your heart as well. Pushing on… Sam & Chelsea