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I Am In a Wheelchair

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    I'm in a wheelchair I have spinal cord injury 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 independent you can...
    Hockeyrayray Hockeyrayray 22-25, M 1 day ago

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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...
    Icerayray9 Icerayray9 22-25, M 3 Responses Mar 30

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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...
    gurkiran gurkiran 13-15, F a week ago

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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...
    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...
    meikododger meikododger 41-45 2 Responses Oct 16, 2011

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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...
    Sammieangel Sammieangel 18-21, T 2 Responses May 31, 2012

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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...
    LoreleiElise LoreleiElise 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 29, 2013

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    Question About Para Walking - I’d really like to learn if anyone has had any experience, personally or through friends, with walking with braces. This summer I met a para like...
    Martha1982 Martha1982 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 8, 2013

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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...
    Martha1982 Martha1982 26-30, F 10 Responses Sep 28, 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...
    Willowlovesyou16 Willowlovesyou16 16-17, F 5 Responses Feb 18

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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...
    pandachairwithwheels pandachairwithwheels 13-15, F 10 Responses Aug 1, 2012

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    I was born in a wheel chair an just I don't my life has gotten worse I wish I wasn't handicap so I could get away from my problems just for a bit
    spyroboy4 spyroboy4 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 9

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    Sometimes - this isnt much of a story,im no poet or literary genius,lol but some of the times i have 2 use a wheelchair as its 2 painful+nearly impossible 2 walk i find in the...
    happyukgal happyukgal 22-25, F 10 Responses Nov 19, 2010

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    Durable Wheelchairs: What Is The Best Type Of Material To Buy - Identifying a perfect wheelchair for your condition is a difficult task in itself, but choosing a durable wheelchair...
    karmanhc karmanhc 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 30, 2013

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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 3 Responses Mar 18

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    Recent Chair Member -   I had a spinal operation 8 weeks ago and it didnt go to plan, and the doctors paralysed me from the waist down. I do not know anyone else who is in a...
    keileycunningham keileycunningham 26-30 3 Responses Jul 22, 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...
    Phelonius Phelonius 66-70, M Feb 6

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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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    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...
    absolutelycrippled absolutelycrippled 22-25, M 3 Responses Aug 26, 2012

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    I Feel Unwanted - The day was November 23, 2006. It was four days before thanksgiving. I was shot in the back by some robbers who were trying to rob a store for just a few dollars...
    Smthtalker37 Smthtalker37 36-40, M 3 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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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...
    trentdubb05 trentdubb05 26-30, M Apr 8

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    The Begining - i was with my mom,sister, and my moms bf driving when he tried to pass a tractor on the road, we got hit by another truck. i was wedged in the floorboard with the...
    captzaraki captzaraki 22-25 3 Responses Oct 20, 2010

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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...
    lanabal lanabal 61-65 24 Responses Oct 26, 2012

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    Can We Help? - We are in an engineering class, and working on a year long project. We would like to design a project to help people in wheelchairs. We would like to know what...
    WickNit WickNit 22-25, M Oct 18, 2013

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    Everything Happens For A Reason? - Everything happens for reason? Oh, wow. In the beginning, no other statement could infuriate me more. Not solely because of my situation, but...
    Anewgrandma Anewgrandma 46-50, F 3 Responses Jan 1, 2013

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    What Do I Do With My Wheelchair When I No Longer Need It? - What do I do with my wheelchair when I no longer need it? That is a question many people with disabilities ask...
    karmanhc karmanhc 22-25, M Jul 30, 2013

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    Forever - I've been in a wheelchair for a good 12-13 years now and counting. This sucks. -_-
    TylerIsDragonborn TylerIsDragonborn 13-15, M 1 Response Nov 3, 2013

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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 Am In A Wheelchair - 7 months ago I tripped over Ziggy's size 18 foot. We were at a camping 4 day Music Festival.I broke my ankle.The medical world here in the mountains mis read...
    ladymaggs ladymaggs 56-60, F 2 Responses Mar 29, 2011

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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...
    rayray9999 rayray9999 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 16

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    My Life - I am 16 years old and so far NOTHING has seemed to go my way. When I was born the doctors instantly realized that there was something wrong with me. I had major back and...
    Wheeliegoodtime123 Wheeliegoodtime123 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 5, 2013

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    Senior Design Help! - Hello! My name is Ellis and I am a Bioengineering student at Washington State University. My senior project is working with two other business student and...
    bioengineer bioengineer 18-21, M 4 Responses Nov 7, 2013

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jun 4, 2013

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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...
    atomicide atomicide 21-25, F 9 Responses Nov 5, 2007

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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...
    debra15 debra15 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 19

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    Writing A Book - I am in a wheelchair and am writing a book about what it's like to go from being able bodied to reliant on a wheelchair. I was wondering if people would be...
    paulworrall paulworrall 26-30 3 Responses Oct 29, 2013

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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...
    peppster1979 peppster1979 31-35 7 Responses Oct 13, 2012

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    Los Angeles Volunteer Group Sponsors Yearly “Wheelchair Wash” Event - Last week in the East Los Angeles Civic Center there was some positive vibes rolling out, the reason for...
    karmanhc karmanhc 22-25, M Jul 30, 2013

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    Quirking Question - Since I desperately need to use a wheelchair I was wondering if anyone knew any other websites where I could learn about others disabilities!! Any kind of...
    Wheeliegoodtime123 Wheeliegoodtime123 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 19, 2013

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    Dating Disabled - hi.I have a question. I'm 18 years old and due to muscular dystrophy I'm in a wheelchair.will I find love? how is dating life for you guys and making friends...
    kiya94 kiya94 18-21 7 Responses Dec 17, 2012

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    SCI New Wheelchair User - Hello my name is Debbie. In January I fell and suffered a spinal cord injury paralyzing me from the neck down. I have an incomplete injury, and I am...
    debross debross 61-65 1 Response Jul 29, 2013

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    Long Time Quad - On Jan. 16th, 1984, shortly after my 15th birthday, my life was changed forever.I was tobogganing with my brothers on a great hill. The first time I went down...
    shoreguyct shoreguyct 41-45, M 6 Responses Sep 5, 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...
    lifewheel lifewheel 16-17, F 10 Responses May 12, 2012

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    I'M A Guy In A Wheelchair - I was born with a birth defect called spina bifida and am in a wheelchair full time.
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 4 Responses Feb 25, 2013

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    I like wheel around my house naked lol
    bliepa09 bliepa09 22-25, M 2 Responses Jan 20

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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...
    Martha1982 Martha1982 26-30, F 14 Responses Nov 26, 2011

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    AVM Rupture - In July of 2003 my husband, myself,our two daughters , our dog, and our cat , made the long move from Baltimore, MD to Southlake, TX. We settled in and I took my...
    Ruthonwheels Ruthonwheels 46-50, F Aug 17, 2013

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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...
    MeganD MeganD 26-30, F 28 Responses Mar 12, 2011

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    Paraplegic Looking For Other Married Friends ... - Hi there, I've been wheelchair bound for a little over 10 yrs after falling off natural bridge in Kentucky After falling...
    parahusband parahusband 26-30, M Aug 10, 2013

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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...
    Martha1982 Martha1982 26-30, F 3 Responses Dec 13, 2011

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    My Insperation - I have had more than 100 surgeries on my back and neck I am in a wheelchair. I haven't felt my legs since I was 6. I have I stump and no other leg. I still laugh...
    Wheeliegoodtime123 Wheeliegoodtime123 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 8, 2013