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I Am In a Wheelchair

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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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    Im so insecure about a lot of this about me

    but u know wht who cares im gonna be who i am love me hate me doesnt really faze me :")
    desitor desitor 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 14

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    So, I'm pretty new here.

    I found this site by accident and figured I'd join, given I found the set up kind of intriguing. I thought I'd have a go at posting a little something; whatever came to mind, and tonight, my being in a wheelchair seems to be sitting at the forefront. Pun not intended :P I...
    Zwick Zwick 26-30, M 3 Responses May 24

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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 10 Responses Aug 1, 2012

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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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    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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    being in a wheelchair sucks sometimes i hate it,

    i kinda feel self conscious but i try to ignore what other people think
    gurkiran gurkiran 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    I can walk with a stick

    for about ten meters before my back collapses.
    beargirlsurvivor beargirlsurvivor 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 30

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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. 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 5 Responses Feb 18

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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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    bliepa09 bliepa09 22-25, M 2 Responses Jan 20

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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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    Its annoying how my family always have some

    kinda doubt for me like how are u gonna do tht or where r u gonna go but deep down in me ik i can do it i not gonna give up one my dreams and i wont stop till im at the top i dont want to be another girl with a dream nope not me i dont care wht people think about me im gonna do...
    desitor desitor 16-17, F 8 Responses Aug 6

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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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    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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    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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    Adapting

    I had my left leg amputated below the knee in 2011. At the time everyone was telling me I'd be walking with a prosthetic in a couple of months. It didnt work out that way. My first issue was balance. Even with 2 legs my balance was off and I fell a lot. With 1 it is almost...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jun 4, 2013

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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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    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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    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 4 Responses Jul 21

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    Hi everyone my name is Kayla I'm in a

    wheelchair due to cerebral palsy at birth I just want some more friends who are in a chair to talk to :)
    Kaylamay17 Kaylamay17 16-17, F 4 Responses Mar 18

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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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    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 when I was ten months old I

    fell out of my crib and broke my spine I have spinal cord injury T-11 I look at my injury as a positive I'm very independent and if you have any questions don't be shy please ask
    rayray9999 rayray9999 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 16

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    Im happy with who i am people tell me weird

    stuff like it must stuck being that way but really after 17 yrs im use to it lol its apart of me i really dont like how people treat me different dont judge me by the way i look or that i am get to know me first which im a pretty awesome lol soo ive been told and if ur a dork...
    desitor desitor 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 16

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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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    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 3 days ago

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    i have muscular dystrophy i started using a

    wheelchair when i was 11 but i can still walk now a bit when i had to use it i hated it so much but then i realised i had no choice i got used to it after a while i always try to see the positive side in things but the always days when theres a negative side and you realise it...
    gurkiran gurkiran 13-15, F Apr 10

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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 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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    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 3 Responses Jun 9

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    I was once a clueless teenager

    who thought I was invincible. Always took things for granted. Was living life extremely short sighted. And then on June 14, 2004 my life was forever changed. Just the day before I was out swimming, rollerblading, hanging with my best friend, I never thought the next day that I'd...
    trentdubb05 trentdubb05 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 8

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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 15 Responses Nov 26, 2011

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    I was drivin down busy street here in the big

    city,a man in white van pulled up next to me and said,you are the hottest woman ive ever seen in a wheelchair,to tell you the truth I thought,does this make me the most ugly girl in world out of the wheelchair,i just wondered
    debra15 debra15 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 19

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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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    i have pernicious anemia.

    It is slowly robbing me of the function of my legs. I have walked with canes for years, sometimes one in each hand. but recently have been using a wheelchair. About 4 times a week I would go to the park for my therapy walk, about 8 tenths of a mile on mostly grass so that...
    Phelonius Phelonius 66-70, M Feb 6

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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 went over with my cousin well he isnt my

    cousin he is just a friend but his mom is like my aunt so yeaa but ... A kid was asking me why i was like that n i guess my cousin got annoyed and told him that doesn't make her any different it was awkward but inside i was awwwwww I love hanging out with even tho were both...
    desitor desitor 16-17, F 6 days ago

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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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    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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    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 5 Responses Jul 27

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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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    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 9 Responses Sep 28, 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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    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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