Happy International Wheelchair Day!!!

13.7 percent of people with a disability have a mobility disability with serious difficulty walking or climbing stairs.

National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities. Center for Disease Control and Prevention

This quote, from the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, includes adults with disabilities in the United States over the age of 18 (2019).

Hugging my doll; Sitting in my first wheelchair

When I was about a year and a half old, I received my first wheelchair. This day became the equivalent of me taking my first steps. These “steps” would lead me to meet so many people and participate in activities that I wouldn’t have open to me if I hadn’t been born with Spina Bifida.

Some opportunities were purely for fun, others were for learning and others were for teaching. Thinking back on all these opportunities influenced my decision to create this blog. I’ll be sharing advice based off situations I’ve encountered when I was little until now, recommendations on a variety of products that Ive loved, along with my thoughts on media and current events related to disabilities.

What would you like to read about?

Follow along here and/or my social media pages. Send/comment topics or general questions you want answered; they may become their own blog posts or included together in a Q & A post.

To read the rest of the statistics go to:

(https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/disabilityandhealth/infographic-disability-impacts-all.html)

To receive additional statistics follow the NCBDDD:

https://twitter.com/CDC_NCBDDD or https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/disabilityandhealth/index.html

See you next time!!!

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