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.
I recently went to a doctor's office and had a slightly unsettling experience. Inaccessible and Feeling TrappedFirst of all, when I got there, I had to go through multiple exams taking about three hours. I expected to be there for a long period of time. Unless it's...
When I watch a movie with a disabled character, I'm often asked whether or not I thought the actor playing that character should have been disabled. I don't think it's a black and white answer. My response to this question is always 'I believe it depends on the...
Air Travel Recently I travelled to N. Carolina for a wedding. It was the first time I had been on a plane in twenty years and the second time since 9/11. I didn't know what to expect. Honestly, I figured it would be more relaxed than it was back then. First of all, I...
First of all, I want to apologize for disappearing. The only reasoning, I can give is a lack of discipline and consistency. That is going to change. I feel like I have failed anyone who has read my work. I am starting over from scratch. The goal of Wheels N Warriors...
Wheelers Paramill Promoting Inclusion By: Michael M. HumelLarry Pestes was injured in a motorbike accident. He broke his T-5. When he was done with his rehabilitation he was thinking of different ways to stay in shape. Which unfortunately because of his location...
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.