Photos by Eric Stampfli
Alex Ghenis, Paula Larson, Ian Jaquiss and Ellen Stohl are four very different people with disabilities with one similarity in common: Each agreed to share a day of their lives, taking us on a tour of what do they do, where they go, how they adapt, and the tools and products they use to make it all work.
by Alex Ghenis
Most of my Wednesdays start at 6 a.m., and today is no different. My personal attendant, Jim, who I’ve been working with for a couple years now, comes into my room after a quick drive from home. I have a suprapubic catheter, and we’ll be switching from a bedside bag to a leg bag later. But for now, Jim gives me an extra minute’s rest by quietly rinsing out the leg bag before we do stretches. When he’s done, we s