That Feeling You Get When…
You’re Finally Recovered Enough to Wash Your Face and Hair and Sit Up in Your Wheelchair.
Ben Tansley posted this photo to Instagram on Sept. 11, happy that he’s progressed enough at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, located in Cambridge, United Kingdom, to be able to sit in a wheelchair for the first time. He has a T4 injury after a motorbike accident in August. His user name is tano_hg if you want to follow his journey on Instagram, and maybe offer him some encouragement.
You Find Out Your Friend and Fellow-Wheelchair User Has Been Rescued From Hurricane Harvey-Related Flooding.
In the midst of the terrible news coming out of Texas in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, NMD United’s Emily Wolinsky was relieved to be able to post this photo of Angela Wrigglesworth being rescued with her power chair, partner and pet dog.
The most dramatic rescue of a wheelchair user is probably the one seen in the widely-spread image of a Coast Guardsman hoisting up a wheelchair into a helicopter, where its owner is already on board.
Tim Vermande set off resounding rounds of “doh!” when he posted this head-scratcher to his Facebook page on Aug. 27. Vermande, a communications specialist for disability concerns within the Methodist church, found the photo while looking for portable ramp set-up ideas, and was able to track it back to the blog, disabledaccessdenied.wordpress.com.
Meanwhile, Vermande’s friends had a lot of fun with the pic. This was our favorite comment:
Jasen Taylor: “Mom! Dad! I got a job!”
“What’s that, son?”
“I move a Keep Clear sign out of the way whenever someone in a wheelchair needs to use the ramp!”