My rollator is my freedom. There’s no question about that. It allows me to observe the world while I’m walking, instead of constantly looking down to avoid pebbles or cracks that might (and do) send me reeling. Liberating as it is, the rollator has its drawbacks. It’s big and bulky, and it’s forever a challenge […]
CNN, February 12, 2019 When you are a child and seeking your identity, you of course look for role models. And they are everywhere – on TV, in books and in the conversations generated by those symbols. As we slowly and often painfully learn, many of those role models are fiction and unattainable. We gradually […]
The Internet is indeed a mixed blessing. The good news is that there’s an amazing amount of information out there. The bad news is that there’s an amazing amount of information out there. As an individual with multiple sclerosis, I have of course surfed the web, looking for answers. Once I learned how to separate […]
Michale Volpe testifying before the Oregon Transportation Commission, October 19, 2018 ______________________ You probably have never thought much about that striped area alongside all disabled parking places. And you also likely haven’t noticed that quite frequently, this space is inhabited by all manner of vehicles – cars, delivery trucks, motorcycles, etc. No need to feel […]
I won’t sugar-coat it: climbing up stairs can be exhausting, embarrassing and dangerous when you have multiple sclerosis. And of course, there’s no point in even trying if you are a wheelchair user. That’s why the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has been such a godsend to those of us with MS and other mobility […]
It seems like a no-brainer: Get rid of straws and we’ll all leave a smaller carbon footprint. But this only works if we don’t think about the people who need them. See the article below for more details. https://www.cnn.com/2018/07/11/opinions/starbucks-plastic-draw-hurts-disabled-like-me-blake/index.html CARE TO COMMENT? FILL OUT THE FORM BELOW.
I will shortly start writing a new blog for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. This blog will contain many of the same themes and information as the current one. Although I intend to keep publishing information on the current blog, there will be less of it for a while, as I get up to speed […]