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I Am In a Wheelchair

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    Hey Everyone how are you all today?

    I'm in a wheelchair since A baby I have cerebral palsy but that does not stop me from doing what I want in life an to follow my hopes and dreams .......however hard life gets never give up it gets better I promise
    Uniquesouls Uniquesouls 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 10

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    I've been in a wheelchair

    for 20+ years. I was in a life threatening accident that left me paralyzed from the chest down, and with limited use of my arms and hands. Life isn't always easy, and I do get discouraged and upset once in a while, when things don't go the way I think they should - those are...
    NudistJohnR NudistJohnR 51-55, M 6 Responses Oct 31, 2014

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    I'm in a wheelchair I'm paralyzed from the

    waist down when I was ten months old I fell out of my crib and broke my spine I don't want you feeling bad for me I'm very positive and happy the way I am I'm very independent and if you have any questions message me
    Iceblue99 Iceblue99 22-25, M 3 Responses Jun 6, 2014

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    What Is It About Guys In Wheelchairs That Makes Them So Attractive?

    What is it with gorgeous women who go for guys in wheelchairs? The reverse never seems to happen. I mean, great guys sure don’t go for wheelchair girls! Before I was handicapped, I was in a very deep relationship with a guy in a chair. I was pretty, then, too. Yet I chose...
    Martha1982 Martha1982 26-30, F 19 Responses Nov 26, 2011

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    I'm in a wheelchair but people in wheelchairs

    are just the same as everyone why do people judge just because we cant do things some things doesn't we should be treated differently i always feel like people are judging me just because I'm different
    gurkiran gurkiran 16-17, F 5 Responses Apr 26, 2014

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    Tim12961 Tim12961 51-55, M Feb 1

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    Almost 18 Yrs And Still Rolling

    i have been in a chair almost 18 yrs now   it will be a full 18 in  5 months   my daughter was only five months old when i got into my life changing car accident that left me a t-12    i have had life throw me curve ball the whole way  but bottom line  i will never...
    meikododger meikododger 41-45 2 Responses Oct 16, 2011

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    Hey I'm holly I'm 17

    and in a wheelchair I'm not paralyzed when I was 6 months old I got ill and it turned it's something way worse then they thought still to this day the doctors can't figure out what happened but anyway they didn't catch it in time the damage was already done thus said I was gonna...
    Hollybird17 Hollybird17 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 19

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    Hey ya'll I'm a design student at Michigan,

    I posted in here back in September to hear about everyones experiences with wheelchairs. Since then I've been able to put a really solid design team together to develop a startup called ADAPT. Long story short I wanted to thank ya'll for sharing your stories with me, they've...
    skrandall skrandall 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    Hey im Raymond im in a wheelchair

    when I was ten months old I fell out of my crib and I broke my spine so im paralyzed from the waist down im very independent you can ask me anything
    Kingraymond38 Kingraymond38 22-25, M 2 Responses Jun 15

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    I've been in a chair

    since the age of 17. I'm also very independent and live alone. Still amazes me how people can still be idiots. Just because I'm in a chair doesn't mean that I have a contagious disease and I can hear and see just fine. I don't like people feeling sorry for me. All I ask is to be...
    karinawheels karinawheels 26-30, F 4 Responses Aug 17, 2014

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    I am a girl in a wheel chair looking

    for new friends . I am 25. Live in Ca. Please , I only want to be friends nothing crazy. I like rock music, going to Disneyland, and I'm very close to my family. I'm very shy.
    Rockwheelchair25 Rockwheelchair25 22-25, F 6 Responses Jan 27

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    I've been in a wheelchair about 16 years now

    and while I wish things had been different, I still enjoy my life. I see my wheelchair as something that is liberating, it allows me the freedom to get out & enjoy myself.
    Tim12961 Tim12961 51-55, M 3 Responses Sep 13, 2014

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    If it rushed to the ER karst night 'm doing a

    little better I just got home just scared it's gonna happen again it sounds like a seizer but I don't know My uncle found me on time cause he normally says goodbye when he goes home and I wasn't responding I was gargling cause I was getting chocked on my spit and everyone was...
    Hollybird17 Hollybird17 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 24

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    went to a fireworks display with my son never

    saw much due to a large crowd. at one point while waiting in a que a woman squeezed past my chair and used my foot on the rest as a step to get past me and a couple of spaces ahead.
    babywear babywear 46-50 2 Responses Jan 2

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    Still The Same Person

    i have been in a wheel chair sence 2002. i,m 65 and single. i can stand up and take enough baby step,s to get in a car and i can drive. but i can,t go in most places with out someone to push me in a wheel chair.i,m lonely and would like to talk to people in the same boat.my so...
    lanabal lanabal 61-65 28 Responses Oct 26, 2012

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    I Got Wheels. No Big Deal.

    Yes. I'm in a wheelchair. I'm "crippled". But you wanna know something completely crazy? I've had a boyfriend. I've had my first kiss. I have plenty of friends who love me for who I am. I swim and I hike and I play basketball and I walk my dog. I laugh, I cry, I smile, I get...
    GeorgiaSunshine GeorgiaSunshine 13-15, F 8 Responses Nov 28, 2012

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    I'm New Here

      I'm Megan. I'm a T8/9 complete para and C5/6 incomplete. I was injured a couple years ago in a car accident. I'm still learning how to live like this, but I'm hanging in there. I'm excited about meeting others. Thanks! Megan
    MeganD MeganD 26-30, F 27 Responses Mar 12, 2011

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    I'm up for making friends message me

    if you'd like just not creepy **** lol
    Hollybird17 Hollybird17 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 1

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    Part Of My Life

    hello my name is kawtar and i'm 16 years old and i'm new here so i want to share something of me , i can't walk since birth actually it's not a problem for me to be in the wheelchair because i know that i live my life like enybody else even if there is some missing pieces and of...
    lifewheel lifewheel 16-17, F 10 Responses May 12, 2012

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    I am disabled and took to a wheelchair years

    ago. The thing that annoys me is some people think I am stupid when I possibly may be more intelligent than they are.
    comfi comfi 51-55, M 4 Responses Jul 23

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    GREAT CHAIR RECOMMENDATION Even

    though I am walking a little a little with braces and crutches, I finally accepted a few months ago that I would always need a chair for most things. I am very small and petite, so the chair I used was never quite right. I ordered a completely custom made chair from https...
    Martha1982 Martha1982 26-30, F 8 Responses Jan 20

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    I've just started out in my wheelchair about a

    couple of months ago after I woke up in the to go to school and found out that I could no longer feel nor move my legs. My mom took me to the doctors who told us that I was permanently paralyzed . It's all still knew to me the stairs I get from people whenever I go out. But I...
    bellablue19 bellablue19 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 16, 2014

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    Hollybird17 Hollybird17 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 22

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    Hey I'm Raymond I'm in a wheelchair I'm

    paralyzed from the waist down when I was ten months old I fell out of my crib and broke my spine I'm very independent you can ask me anything I'm very open and honest
    Iceraymond Iceraymond 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 30, 2014

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    I'm in a wheelchair when I was ten months old I

    fell out of my crib and broke my spine so I'm paralyzed from the waist down I'm very independent and positive about my situation I don't want anyone to feel bad for me I'm think way for a reason I love being in a wheelchair if you have any questions for me please message me I'm...
    Kingice99 Kingice99 22-25, M 3 Responses Jul 27, 2014

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    Been in a chair since 2006

    when I was in an auto accident. I'm a T9 (complete) para. I'm used to it but definitely have my bad days.
    karinawheels karinawheels 26-30, F 4 Responses Jul 21, 2014

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    (serious post) This is my first one,

    and I have to say. It is a very boring experience. Whenever someone looks at me in public due to me being in a wheelchair, I cant help but be reminded of the song. "They see me rollin, they hatin." Which always makes me smile at them as I move past.
    ThisLiar ThisLiar 16-17, T Feb 22

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    Perfect Legs?

    After I accepted that I was paralyzed I was prepared for much,- but not this. Some time now into the rest of my life, I have realized that my legs are perfect. Perfectly smooth, perfectly soft. All the bumps and scratches and bruises that normal functional legs get are gone...
    Martha1982 Martha1982 26-30, F 4 Responses Dec 13, 2011

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    Icjenna556 Icjenna556 22-25, F 6 Responses Apr 5

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    Hi I'm Raymond I'm in a wheelchair I'm

    paralyzed from the waist down I'm very independent and you can ask me anything I don't want you to feel bad for me I'm happy with the way I am
    Usarayray Usarayray 22-25, M May 12, 2014

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    I'm in a wheelchair when I was ten months old I

    fell out of my crib an broke my spine so I'm paralyzed from the waist down I'm very positive an independent I don't let my disability get in my way
    Icerayray9 Icerayray9 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 30, 2014

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    How I Got Into A Wheelchair.

    My name is Casandra I am a 13 year old now entering 8th grade. On December 18, 2011 I was driving with my mom, dad and my older brother Jake. We were heading up to whistler Canada. From where I live in California it was going to be at least a 3 day car trip with all of the places...
    pandachairwithwheels pandachairwithwheels 13-15, F 8 Responses Aug 1, 2012

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    I'm Isabella, Bella for short.

    I'm C2-4 quad from an auto accident 10 years ago. I also have a tracheostomy and sleep hooked up to a ventilator
    BellaR28 BellaR28 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 13

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    Am I the only one that feels

    so left out cause your so called friends say they'll be back but you find them doing something you can't with other friends? God I hate that every one around me walks they don't understand, it can drive you crazy the only person in a wheelchair is my teacher but we only uses...
    Hollybird17 Hollybird17 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 21

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    My Story

    My name is Luke. I'm 33 years old. I've had mild CP since birth. It mostly affects my left side but I can still walk short distances and use a wheelchair for long distances. Even though I have this disability I don't let it define who I am. I've lived a pretty good life so far...
    peppster1979 peppster1979 31-35 7 Responses Oct 13, 2012

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    hello i have a question.

    I'm new to being in a wheelchair. how do you deal with incontinence?
    Icjenna556 Icjenna556 22-25, F 6 Responses Mar 1

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    ThatSweetGirl93 ThatSweetGirl93 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    I am in a wheelchair ad need some advice.

    How does one control genital sweating? I also find sitting in a wheelchair uncomfortable an am wondering if there are any good reasonably priced cushions out there?
    314weirfield 314weirfield 70+, M Jul 26

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    Hey I'm in a wheelchair I had this app before

    and forgot my password lol but I'm back I'm 18 and I would like to make friends
    Hollybird18 Hollybird18 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 9

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    Hollybird17 Hollybird17 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 22

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    In my world I'm around walking people there not

    accepting and there rude as hell but on this site I feel like I can make really good friends who won't judge me I'm so sick of sitting alone at school I wish my school and only kids in wheelchairs maybe then I won't feel like a outcast in this experience I feel normal I feel...
    Hollybird17 Hollybird17 18-21, F Feb 23

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    Am I the only one being ignored at school

    or they act like your an embarrassment they only talk to you when no one is around yeah I feel so wanted
    Hollybird17 Hollybird17 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 10

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    In December 2009 I feel over on the ice getting

    to work. After then my walking worsened. I have been permanently in a wheelchair for the last 2 years and am really finding it hard. Does anyone have any advice for me?
    jenbo12 jenbo12 31-35, F 5 Responses Aug 10

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    Ok so a strange thing happened to me over the

    weekend. I was at the supermarket with my mum getting stuff for my bday party this weekend and as we were coming out the front door, this lady walks in as i'm going out. Jokingly my mum says to the woman " oh he didn't let you go first. that wasn't much of a gentleman, was it...
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M Dec 7, 2014

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    WWYDfan WWYDfan 26-30, M Jun 19

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