Mommy Blogger Opens Up
“Dreams really do come true” should be the real title of Priscilla Hedlin’s blog. Hedlin — “The Wheelchair Mommy Blogger” — an L1-2 para from Austin, Texas, has been blogging for over 12 years. Her blog began as a website, but the way she openly shares her life as a mom on wheels has been consistent the entire time, and the disability community is richer because of it.
Through her writing, Hedlin, now 33, shares the intimate aspects of being married and a mother to three sons. After being injured as a passenger in a car accident in 1999 at the age of 17, she had just one question for the doctors: “Will I still be able to have children?”
Motherhood was a dream she had had since she was a little girl, and she was elated she could still be a mother. But at first she denied the permanency of her situation. “I remember buying a very short, sassy dress, knowing it looked terrible on me in