• Wheelie True Stories

    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 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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    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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    Wheel Love Resolutions for 2017

    WE’RE BACK!! After an incredibly busy, but equally amazing holiday season, we are excited to be back at it with some new ideas and fresh content for you guys! We hope everyone’s Christmas and New Years were as eventful and full of love as ours were! So, welcome to 2017 everyone. How’s it going so far?! We hope you are off to a good start and that your are following through on your New Years resolutions! To be honest, neither of us is a big fan of “New Years resolutions” because really, who actually follows through on those past January 5th anyway? That being said, we are both big fans…

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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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    Wheel Love Life Hacks

    There are a ton of “life hacks” out there that help make every day life easier. Being a wheelchair user, or being with a wheelchair user brings a whole new set of daily challenges and a whole new world of tips and tricks to help tackle those challenges. Here is a list of wheel love life hacks that we find save time, effort and make our day to day lives a little less stressful. Hand Sanitizer – We tend to forget more times than not that our mens hands are like us walking around barefoot. What is on the ground or what they wheels through ends up on their hands.…

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    Uprights Say the Darndest Things

    This week on Wheel Love: Over the years we have heard some pretty ridiculous things from people who have a general curiosity as to what life is like with someone in a wheelchair… and some from people who just don’t think before they speak. Some are entertaining, some make us shake our heads and some leave us speechless. Check out Uprights Say the Darndest Things and let us know what ridiculous things you’ve heard from people! Pushing on… Sam & Chelsea

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    Top 10 Wheelchair Date Ideas

    So, you’ve met someone in a wheelchair that you kinda like and are kinda thinking about going on a date with. If you’re anything like us, you’ve already Googled the best wheelchair friendly date ideas and come up pretty much empty handed. Don’t panic! We’ve come up with 10 “wheelie” awesome date ideas for you. Sporting Event – Let’s face it, since we’re Canadian, when we say “sporting event”, what we really mean is hockey. Pick your local team or your dates favourite team and go cheer them on. Grab a beer and a slice of pizza, laugh, talk and yell at the referees together. Every venue has wheelchair seating and…