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I Am In a Wheelchair

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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 suffered a spinal cord injury this year in

    august i got shot 4 times and i am paralyzed from mid stomach down i can't feel anything. i am 17 yrs old. i often feel mad and depressed because i will no longer be able to walk i wish i could talk to more ppl like me i think i need support. how did you all that suffered a...
    ernielara ernielara 16-17, M 1 Response Dec 10, 2015

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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, 2014

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    Hollybird17 Hollybird17 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 22, 2015

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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 6 Responses Jan 20, 2015

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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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    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 3 Responses Jul 13, 2015

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    There comes a time where you gotta drag

    yourself out of the darkness and proudly take back what's been taken from you I've been more emotional tired for the past few days am I the only one in this world that feels trapped in this chair I've been trying to get stronger so I can walk across the graduation stage at my...
    Hollybird17 Hollybird17 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 20, 2015

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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, 2015

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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 1 Response Jun 15, 2015

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    Hotelimpossiblefan Hotelimpossiblefan 26-30, M Jun 19, 2015

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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, 2015

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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
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Aug 10, 2015

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    What do you guys use.

    Diapers or catheters?
    Icjenna556 Icjenna556 22-25, F 9 Responses Sep 30, 2015

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    quincent quincent 31-35, M Aug 26, 2015

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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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    I walked and long distances,

    despite the fact my left leg hurt and I limped. But then in March 13, 2006, I had a fatal leg surgery, which caused me to stay in the wheelchair. At first I walked with the crunch, but by my own mistake and stupidity not taking the medicine I should, I fell into second psychosis...
    DragonSheep DragonSheep 22-25, F Jan 17

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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, 2015

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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, 2015

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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'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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    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, 2015

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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 6 Responses Jul 9, 2015

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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 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 1 Response Jul 26, 2015

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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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    Hi I'm Chris. 29 years old.

    From Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, England. Looking for friends, maybe more.
    Christuner666 Christuner666 26-30, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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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, 2015

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    Icjenna556 Icjenna556 22-25, F 6 Responses Apr 5, 2015

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    Hollybird17 Hollybird17 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 22, 2015

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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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    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 3 Responses Dec 13, 2011

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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 26-30, F 7 Responses Jan 27, 2015

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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, 2014

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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 7 Responses Oct 31, 2014

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    I can't walk long distances.

    . My legs get weak and I fall :/ but around the house I can walk and feel normal
    BlueCandyDish BlueCandyDish 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 10, 2015

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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 18-21, F 9 Responses Nov 5, 2007

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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, 2015

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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, 2015

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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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    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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    Hello world, I am am new to social media

    and am a t7-t8 para looking for advice and new friends. I live in the S.F. Bay Area and am self employed. I don't really know others with my similar wheelchair condition but would like to. My occupation is quite unique: I have a small service Co. that takes down your shades...
    paulrollson paulrollson 46-50, M 2 Responses Sep 30, 2015

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    You shouldn't be perfect,

    perfect should be you❤️
    Hollybird17 Hollybird17 18-21, F Feb 21, 2015

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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 26 Responses Mar 12, 2011

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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 56-60, M 5 Responses Jul 23, 2015

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