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I Am In a Wheelchair

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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

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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 me spine I'm very independent you can ask me anything
    rayray3815 rayray3815 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 21

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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 7 Responses Nov 28, 2012

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    A Part of Me - Not All of Me

    I use a manual wheelchair every day, always have, always will. I see it as a part of who I am but only a part, it doesn't define who I am. Being an optimist I see the situation in terms of things like hey at least I don't get tired from standing up all day, I get to use special...
    atomicide atomicide 21-25, F 9 Responses Nov 5, 2007

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    I'm in a wheelchair but it doesn't define me.

    The world tells me every thing I can't do but I find a way to do it myself the nurse at the rehab facility where I live said she getting gray hair from everything I do. Yesterday I rolled to the store and got my food for my apartment I carried it all in 3 big backpacks. When I...
    me0883 me0883 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 18

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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

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

    waist down I'm very independent you can ask me anything about my disability when I was ten months old I fell out of my crib and broke my spine that's how I came paralyzed I'm very positive about everything
    Fireice99 Fireice99 22-25, M 2 Responses Jun 29

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    Since I had a tbi nearly two years ago !

    Have already proved the dr.s wrong and will continue to do so by walking
    raemar85 raemar85 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 12

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    I have brittle bones disease

    which is a condition that makes my bones incredibly weak to fracture. And I struggle to walk more than 10 meters. 20 meters the most I can walk without extreme pain and between there and 30 meters is when my legs fracture. I have always Had the condition, I live with my uncle...
    legendgirl legendgirl 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 17

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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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    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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    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'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 2 Responses Sep 13

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    Hello, my name is Calvin Peterson

    and I have been confined to a wheelchair for 9 years. I suffered a serious pressure sore 6 years ago that force me to quit school for a year and take a leave of absence from work. I am a VCU student and have been working on developing a wheelchair cushion. My team and I have...
    Ceijay Ceijay 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 30

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    I'm in a wheelchair and looking

    for anyone to talk to! 😊
    Willowlovesyou16 Willowlovesyou16 18-21, F 6 Responses Oct 3

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    I have been in a wheelchair

    since 2001 when I was 7 yo. Now I just want to find Prince Charming.
    mrlovenromantic mrlovenromantic 18-21 1 Response Aug 7

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    I made a Facebook page called teen disabillits

    please cheak it out and tell me what u think I need help with it https://www.facebook.com/TeenDisabillites ;)
    Rach1544 Rach1544 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 22

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    I am a design student at the University of

    Michigan looking to interview individuals who use a wheelchair in their daily lives. My ultimate goal is to discover patterns that will allow me to improve quality of life for those who use them. Unfortunately the world is not often designed with disability in mind (even the...
    skrandall skrandall 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 23

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    Hey eveyone I'm Rachel I'm 17 I'm in a

    wheelchair since a baby can't walk;( I used to self harm but have been clean for two years or more now;) I used to be bulled I have no real friends I moved school I can't do anything for myself like shower myself or dress myself or anything like that I relie on others do all...
    Rach1544 Rach1544 16-17, F 15 Responses Oct 20

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    Why do people assume you're brain damaged just

    because your legs don't work ?
    Tim12961 Tim12961 51-55, M 4 Responses Oct 29

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    My orthopaedic surgeon just promised me I will

    never walk again. I was assaulted the other week and my legs were badly fractured and displaced which damaged the nerves very badly. My pelvis has 3 surgeries to repair it but their are some unrecoverable bone fragments in the tissue. I have plate fixation and external fixation...
    iamsodead iamsodead 16-17, M Sep 21

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    I am in a wheelchair

    because of suspected arthritis but the professions can't tell me what the diagnosis actually is or isn't
    Margareta92 Margareta92 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 14

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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 22-25, F 5 Responses Jul 21

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    My Wheels

    I igot my first set of wheels when I was very little. I think 4 years old. It's a part of me, who I am. When I look in the mirror I don't notice the wheelchair. I think that's funny because it's the first thing everyone else notices. The only time I actually think about my chair...
    Mananelly Mananelly 26-30, F 11 Responses Mar 6, 2009

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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 13-15, F 5 Responses Apr 26

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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 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 17

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    Paralyzed At My Prime

    after being struck into wheelchair through spastic paralysis by disease called PML gained through tysabri treatments for my ms, i lost old me hobbies, friends, those who experienced paralysis know the drill, as such i haven't come to terms with my paralysis quite yet, being...
    absolutelycrippled absolutelycrippled 22-25, M 3 Responses Aug 26, 2012

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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 3 Responses Sep 16

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    I May Be Using Wheels Soon?

    I don't really know if I belong here, but I am interested in experiences of transition into wheelchair use. I have degenerative disc and mainly my low back and hips are the problem. I used to be active and outdoorsy, have an active job, etc. but now I am on disability because I...
    LoreleiElise LoreleiElise 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 29, 2013

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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'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 4 Responses Oct 31

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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 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 4 Responses Jul 27

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    Yeah I am in a wheelchair.

    I have been in one since I was 2 years old. So my question is to the world, why do you have a problem with it when I don't have a problem with it. I'm the one in the chair not you. This is a leggers world, not a world made for a guy with who needs wheels to get around. So...
    gamerboy2001 gamerboy2001 13-15, M 5 Responses Dec 2

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    Hello

    hello my name is Ryan am 20 am in a wheelchair i have a illness its called Duchenne muscular dystrophy yeah it will kill me but am gonna live till the good lord calls me home. My parents were told this when i was 4 i lived i great childhood got everything i wanted i stopped...
    Sammieangel Sammieangel 18-21, T 2 Responses May 31, 2012

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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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    So, I thought I'd share some funny

    or silly questions I and sometimes some friends have been asked when people find out we're in wheelchairs (if online) or simply notice it if I'm out and about. Also, some things I or my friends have had said to me. First of all, I'd like to point out that I try and deal with...
    Zwick Zwick 26-30, M 4 Responses Jun 9

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    I need help with my Facebook page it's called

    teen disabilities please cheek it out and tell me what you think guys here's the link https://www.facebook.com/TeenDisabillites ;)
    Rach1544 Rach1544 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 2

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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 16 Responses Nov 26, 2011

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    I'm in a wheelchair and I'm 15 going to school

    where I'm only 1 of 2 people in a wheelchair is hard i sometimes feel like an outcast , the odd one out. I've never really been bullied because of my conditions but i do get a few rude comments here and there which brings my confidence down. I'm in year 11 the last year of...
    gurkiran gurkiran 13-15, F 4 Responses Dec 1

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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

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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

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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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    I'm in a wheelchair. I have no use in my feet

    or left arm. I suffer with depression. I was picked on severely in high school so I am now homeschooled. I'm 16. I need someone like me to get me through this. No one understands. Someone please help me.
    Willowlovesyou16 Willowlovesyou16 18-21, F 9 Responses Feb 18

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    Wheelchair access mapped on net!

    This is a great idea...maps of wheelchair access. It beats calling each place you want to go! http://www.axsmap.com/
    Martha1982 Martha1982 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 5

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    My name is Tia. I'm 17

    and have been in a wheelchair for 11 months. I was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in September of 2013. The tumor was too big to take out initially, so the plan was chemotherapy, surgery, then more chemo. It went from my lower spine and wrapped around to the front of my pelvis on...
    tiaa26 tiaa26 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 27

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    Hi there ! I am hoping to make some friends on

    this website, friends who are like me or not, I don't really mind :) as I'm one of those people who can get along with pretty much anyone. So, my name is Phoebe, I live with my godfather and I love him very much, I'm in a wheelchair as I am paralysed. I love anime, games and...
    IRequireAssistance IRequireAssistance 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 13

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    Hello everyone, I'm a web designer/graphic

    designer/blogger looking for someone in a wheelchair to help me in a project, my idea is to create a virtual adapted 3D city, and a site with a forum for you to share your stories (not replacing EP of course), with personal blogs of each of you. My idea goes a little beyond that...
    ThatSweetGirl93 ThatSweetGirl93 18-21, F 4 Responses Oct 26

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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

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    My Question

    OK I've tried to contribute and share; here is what is bothering me: Does this ever get any easier? I ve been in my wheelchair for over a year now and I still feel as if I am on the outside looking in. I feel like I am on a cold, dark dreary, snowy night, looking into people...
    Martha1982 Martha1982 26-30, F 8 Responses Sep 28, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    I have a friend from school who is in a wheelchair. He said he has some kind of neurospinal something. I'll have to ask him again. He doesn't let the wheelchair stop him from doing...
    pardax pardax 13-15, M 1 Response Dec 11

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