Taking on the World, One Story at a Time
Everyone has their own unique story. One of the objectives within Wheels N Warriors is to tell the stories of people who have felt unimportant, unequal to or less than other people. This will hopefully empower them and help them hold on to their gifts so that they can help change the world for the better.
Disabled Dog Daddy: Anxiety and Calm
Having a pet can be challenging for anyone. However, the obstacles can be made harder if you have a disability. Regardless of any hardships you encounter the bond between Bailey and and I has made me feel love and connection. I have anxiety and situational depression....
The Portrayal of Disability on Screen
The entertainment industry has made significant strides in the last few years to diversify and better represent marginalized groups. However, one aspect that still sparks debate is the casting of able-bodied actors in roles portraying disabled characters. This article...
A Heartwarming Journey in “The Upside
"The Upside," a genuine drama with comedic undertones released in 2019, was captivating and captured the mind with the story of an unlikely friendship between a down on his luck parolee, Dell (played by Kevin Hart), and a wheelchair-bound billionaire, Phillip (played...
Crip Camp: A Revolution in Accessibility
Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution showcases the powerful fight for disability rights and the pioneers who paved the way for a more inclusive society. At the heart of the documentary is the tenacious, inspiring activist – Judith Heumann who sadly passed away last...
Bridging The Gap In Disabled Health
Health for a disabled person is an important issue that should be given the attention, care and the platform for extended education it deserves. Medical advances in treatment are being made every day. However, patients who have disabilities still often face barriers...
Denver City Councilman Forced to Climb Onstage due to Inaccessibility
Chris Hinds a Denver City Councilman since 2019 who is a quadriplegic due to a cyclist accident, was forced to climb onstage to give a speech at the Cleo Robinson Dance Theater in Denver. They said they reached out to Hinds asking if he needed anything in preparation...
Michael’s Top 10 Activities to Stay Active
1. Weight Lifting
My weightlifting routine goes from Monday to Saturday with an off day on Sunday. Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays I work my back and biceps. While on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays I work my triceps, chest and shoulders.
2. Rolling The Dog Around The Apartment
I start out by taking my dog Bailey on a roll through our apartment complex. We do this 2-3 times a day going up and down hills as well as rolling the length of the complex from building to building,
3. Wheelchair Yoga
I complete a full Yoga regimen every morning in my Wheelchair.
4. Wheelchair Basketball
Once a week I go to the gym, and play wheelchair basketball.
5. Wheelchair Rugby
Once a week I got to the gym, and i practice wheelchair rugby.
6. Martial Arts
I started practicing martial arts over two years ago. I practice it once daily for at least one hour.
When I was younger I would swim all the time in the pool I had at home as well as an official sized pool when I was competing in Olympic Games.
8. Wheelchair Racing
I love it. It’s a way to get my heart rate up as well as compete against myself to see how fast and how far I can go.
9. Wheelchair Tennis
I never thought I would be able to play tennis until I went with some friends and tried it. I didn’t think I would be able to roll and hold the racket. I’m learning I’m actually good at serving.
10. Wheelchair Rugby
I love the contact and the action. Playing allows me to use my wheelchair racing skills to get from goal to goal as quickly as possible.