Photos by Eric Stampfli

AlexAlex 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.


AlexMost Wednesdays

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 stretch my arms and legs and then change out the bags before Jim br