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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 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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    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 Oct 18, 2014

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

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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 9 Responses Jan 20

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    I'm up for making friends message me

    if you'd like just not creepy **** lol
    Hollybird17 Hollybird17 16-17, F Mar 1

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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, 2014

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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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    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 18 Responses Nov 26, 2011

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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 16-17, F Feb 23

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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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    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, 2014

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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 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 19

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    I had a bf last year

    and we went out for four months then we broke.He wanted to keep it secret his friends didn't know at skl. I asked him why and he was like we keeping it a secret and he said because I'm 1 yr younger than him and his friends might make fun out of him.so after we broke up I asked...
    gurkiran gurkiran 13-15, F Feb 28

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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, 2014

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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 don't often use my wheelchair.

    I can use crutches but I ache so much so quickly. And I can actually walk but I need by leg braces and only for ten meters. And I need a cane. I'm so pissed at my condition. I'm not even 20 and old ladies can do more than me.
    turntimeback turntimeback 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 5

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    You shouldn't be perfect,

    perfect should be you❤️
    Hollybird17 Hollybird17 16-17, F Feb 21

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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 7 Responses Jan 27

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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 4 Responses Mar 1

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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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    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'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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    Why do people assume you're brain damaged just

    because your legs don't work ?
    Tim12961 Tim12961 51-55, M 5 Responses Oct 29, 2014

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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, 2014

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    Tim12961 Tim12961 51-55, M Feb 1

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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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    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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    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 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 21

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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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    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 5 Responses Dec 1, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 5 Responses Jul 21, 2014

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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 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 20

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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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    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 18-21, F 2 Responses 22 hrs ago

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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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    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 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 24

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    Hey everyone ;) I'm Rachel I'm 17 I'm in a

    wheelchair since a baby can't walk never will I used to self harm but have been clean for two years now I have been bulled I moved school I have no "real" friends I'm all alone in my room I sometimes have suicidal thoughts but not all the time I can't do anything for myself like...
    Uniquesouls Uniquesouls 16-17, F 13 Responses Feb 20

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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, 2014

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    Hollybird17 Hollybird17 16-17, F 3 Responses Feb 22

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    Hollybird17 Hollybird17 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 22

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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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    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 16-17, F 1 Response