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I Use a Wheelchair

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    Hi, I'm Holly I'm in a wheelchair not paralyzed

    I got sick at 6 months old they don't know what it was but they said I was gonna die by age 10 I'm 17 now I try to go forward and keep moving I would love to make friends message me if you'll like
    Hollybird17 Hollybird17 16-17, F Feb 20

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    Holy crap!! I wanted to roll over

    and I didn't wanna bother mom cause she has to drive in the morning because I have to go to the doctors in Lexington so I got everything I needed and put them on the side of the bed then I started to tug and pull for an hour and without giving up I rolled over it might not be to...
    Hollybird17 Hollybird17 16-17, F Apr 19

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    ...pretty much every night

    when I take my prosthetics off and all weekend long. Both ways of getting around have their plusses and minuses, and I find myself planning several moves ahead before deciding which way to go. Most people I come into contact with at work don't know that I'm an amputee (they know...
    petergavin69 petergavin69 41-45, M 1 Response Sep 7, 2014

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    Manual...

    labor...I use it mainly when I go out anywhere...It's surprisingly comfortable, but I suppose they make the chair pads that way purposely. I would like to personalize it a bit, but haven't decided exactly how I want to do that yet. It folds up to fit in the trunk of the car, so I...
    allycat419 allycat419 46-50, F Jul 27, 2008

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    When My Life Changed

    I have always been very active and athletic.  Back on a Sunday afternoon in 2002 I was with some friends doing some mountain biking on the trails.  It was a great day and we were getting a little too confident.  When it was my turn to "show off"  I went down a trail at  a...
    grit778 grit778 36-40 1 Response Mar 21, 2011

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    I Am 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 Apr 18, 2013

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    I Love My Wheelchair

    I love my wheelchair.. I really did not need a wheelchair for awhile. The doctor said I have PLS but I really just have a problem with walking. I just can’t pickup my feet. Anyway as things were getting worst with my legs. ( My mother and sister both are in a wheelchair...
    KinkLink392791538 KinkLink392791538 61-65 Aug 25, 2013

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    Is anyone on here in high school that's in a

    chair too? Having one of my bad days just depressed.... My thought today: it sucks to feel like your body is betraying you
    Hollybird17 Hollybird17 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 24

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    Well I'm disabled and use a wheelchair.

    My family and I live in the same house, anyways. I guess my four year old nephew watches and kind of understand more than we actually think he does. I transfer in and out of the wheelchair a lot and occasion will ask for help. Well, anyways I will sometimes be climbing into my...
    divinegimp divinegimp 22-25 5 Responses Jan 14, 2014

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    Whats In A Name

    I have named my power chair , speed bugy, has anyone else named theirs.
    oldstuff60 oldstuff60 61-65, M 1 Response Apr 5, 2012

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    I Use A Wheelchair

    I use a wheelchair.  Only sometimes because I know how to walk on my hands pretty fast!  I was born without legs.  When I use my wheelchair I go pretty fast too.  Just as fast as some people running.  Faster down a hill!  I love it!
    ibelieveu ibelieveu 13-15, F 4 Responses Mar 4, 2010

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    My Black Beast Called Chaos

    "He" is 7 years old now, but I love him. Big and velour covered with six wheels. We are partners. When I tilt his chair back now, it squeaks. I like that. Rollerchair Navigators rock! The back is plastered with rock and roll stickers! Am I wrong to love my wheelchair so...
    TheRealWoman TheRealWoman 31-35, F 7 Responses Jul 20, 2008

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    Wheelchairs Bullies And Friends.

    On December 12, 2011, I was driving with my family and I ended up having transverse myelitis and was in a wheel chair 5 hours later. When I returned to school in January a lot of my friends didn't want to have anything to do with me now that I was in a wheelchair but I had 4...
    pandachairwithwheels pandachairwithwheels 13-15, F 4 Responses Aug 5, 2012

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    I hate it but I have no choice.

    Due to negligent doctors I am forced to use a wheelchair. I don't get around like I used to. I've been using one since I was 17 years old. Most days I don't even leave the house because people stare. I can ignore most people but it still bothers me to my core to have people...
    poeticdiva poeticdiva 22-25, F 6 Responses Jul 31, 2014

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    Manual Wheelchair

    Use it for far distances or if I'd be required to stand for a very long period of time. I was born with moderate Cerebral Palsy. I'd give more info about that, but I may save it for my first blog on here ;)  
    TopazSkye TopazSkye 26-30, F 2 Responses May 2, 2009

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    I went to the gym today

    for the first time it went well, good exercise. People stared at me, I guess they were not use to a person in a wheelchair inside a gym. . Even my sister commented in our native language about a guy who wouldn't stop staring. For the most part I tried to ignore it., mind own...
    divinegimp divinegimp 22-25 11 Responses Apr 13

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    Overweight People Need Wheelchairs Too

    I'm fat. I can't walk. Despite what some people think, these two facts are totally unrelated. I use an electric wheelchair because I was born with cerebral palsy, I can't walk and have limited use of my hands. I'm fat because...well, I'm fat because I eat a lot, and my seizure...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 28, 2013

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    Womens Wheelchair Basketball Coach

    Looking for athletes living near San Diego, CA who would like to play on a women's wheelchair basketball team. Visit www.sdasf.org for more information or call the office at 619-336-1806.
    gruje gruje 31-35 Jul 7, 2012

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    Compelling Story And Sharing

    Hello--I have been enjoying reading your experiences and have been doing public relations and working with a woman in a wheelchair who has a service dog that aids her in daily living. It is striking to me how simple tasks are challenging and she says it has become increasingly...
    audreystrong audreystrong 41-45 Apr 17, 2012

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    I'm a T9 paraplegic (complete)

    and have been in a chair since I was 17. I still stares but they don't bother me anymore. I live a full and independent life. I live by myself and go to work every day. I still have bad days but I work to overcome those days and make them few and far between.
    karinawheels karinawheels 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 31, 2014

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    Got Tipped Out Of Mine Today

    a friend was pushing me down the street and wee went down a curb and he tipped me back slightly to get up the next curb but missjudged it and i went for a short and fast flying lesson!! lol therre was loads of people around that saw me fall out lol and i hit my knee and wrists on...
    drippy72 drippy72 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 10, 2012

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    hey im justin im 31 from Florida my hobbies are

    guitar movies friends bowling looking to meet new friends
    nahmjustin nahmjustin 31-35, M May 12

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    My Wheelchair Is My Freedom!

    My wheelchair is my freedom! I didn't want one at first, for years I wouldn't accept it as an option. I thought it would somehow make me more disabled. (I can walk short distances, but can't stay upright very long without loosing consciousness.) That's not the case though. I was...
    oneandlonely12 oneandlonely12 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 25, 2010

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    Two weeks ago, I walked across a road from the

    roundabout, I looked both ways, there were two cars, but they were far away, so I crossed, as I did,I looked again, that's when I saw a car mere centimetres away from me, that's when I froze with fear. The next thing I remember is sitting next to av policeman, seeing ambulances...
    NathanS3703 NathanS3703 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 17, 2013

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    Hello my names Steffy

    and I was born with cerebral palsy. Mum had a difficult birth and I was starved of oxygen for a little to long at birth. The result was me having cerebral palsy. I have spastic diplegia which mainly affects the lower part of my body although I do have some weakness in my arms...
    steffylegs steffylegs 26-30, F 4 Responses Apr 12

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    Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy

    I am 51 years old and have diabetic peripheral neuropathy. I have been in a wheelchair for about 6 years. The thing that I would like to know is has anyone had a Quickie Q7 or a ki mobility Rouge wheelchair? I would love to hear what people have to say about either one of...
    Birdie1825 Birdie1825 51-55 Aug 28, 2013

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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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    Most of the time, it looks like I am completely

    able-bodied, but the look is not my reality. I have physical disabilities with balance, finger dexterity and hand/eye coordination. I also have slow reflexes. I cannot balance on certain types of ground levels by myself. I need to hold on to the railing or someone's hand or...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F Apr 26, 2014

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    Just Want Someone To Understand

    I am new at this. I am loosing the ability to walk and depend more and more on my chair. I tripped over  a parking stop and broke my leg so severly it is barely repaired. The bone has now eroded and I am depending more and more on my chair. Everyone wants me to be happy and...
    janalene janalene 51-55 1 Response Jan 31, 2011

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    Related Experiences

    I used this username because it's a fun troll name in video games. I also use "squirrel501" which came from "flyingsquirrel501" because k really love squirrels
    nooblordiv nooblordiv 13-15, M 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    Hey I'm holly I'm in a wheelchair I got my first chair when I was 4 I wasn't born like it I just got sick the doctors didn't know what it was and still doesn't know they said I was...
    Hollybird17 Hollybird17 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 29

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    I guess I don't really know how to start this, I'll probably try this like a blog. I am in a wheelchair, I had surgery to my leg and remove a tumor, they had to slice up the muscle...
    longxstory longxstory 22-25, F 2 Responses May 13

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    Life. It sounds so cool, no? Betrayal, sadness, depression. It makes you better, no? I'm heartless. I've changed. I was once a person who laughed, who made others laugh, who cared...
    Saditter Saditter 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Sinsoftheflesh: not only is it a reference to the Rocky Horror Picture Show, one of my all time favorite movies and a show that helped me feel accepted and comfortable in my skin...
    sinsoftheflesh sinsoftheflesh 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    Most recent cut deep this time. Sadly you turned out like the rest. Even though i think you are still the fairest of them all even though i still care. I wish you didn't use me. I...
    dropitnow52 dropitnow52 18-21, F May 3

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    I did. It is true. And some people only get that part. I either cannot or will not elaborate. The entire statement is: I used to do drugs. I still do....do drugs. But I used to do...
    smokingrocks1 smokingrocks1 56-60, M 1 Response May 4

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    Hi I go by fruity punch on here.I thought I would share a personal experience.I use to be able trust people.But because of some bad experience and some bad friendships with friends...
    Fruitypunch15 Fruitypunch15 31-35 May 8

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    vipprogrammer vipprogrammer 26-30, F May 12

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    I used to have long hair. I have ton of pictures of myself. When I gotten to middle school. I wanted to try a bob hairstyle. I done that. Ever since that day I don't have long hair...
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 1 Response May 14

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    I have two young boys. Neither of them are potty trained and I do not force them to use the toilet. The eldest who is eight did have a period of time out of diapers, but had to any...
    Jacksmoker Jacksmoker 26-30, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Seriously I'm no where to the person I used to be. I used to be the most innocent girl ever, and that changed. Know that song "She got her daddy's tongue and temper, her mouth...
    DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt 16-17, F 1 Response May 8

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    It's really more of a story how I got my username. It goes back many years ago when I was playing an online game called dragon fable. In the game I got a pet baby dragon that had a...
    DrakeoMagister DrakeoMagister 16-17, M May 10

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    Heading off to an utilized auto supplier to purchase a vehicle can be a disappointing experience. There are such a large number of decisions, terms to get used to and decisions to...
    simbacar simbacar 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    I have use YM for years. It can be fun! I could use some new friends though. :)
    dale678 dale678 51-55, M 2 Responses Apr 25

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