Bored by Your Wheelchair? Looking for a more Practical Ride?

For those of you who are going to be visiting Bend, Oregon in the near future, I have the opportunity for you! Come take a free test ride on the coolest off road wheelchair (if you want to call it that) that I have ever seen. Sadly, I will not be making the trip, butContinue reading “Bored by Your Wheelchair? Looking for a more Practical Ride?”

Half Marathon in a Wheelchair

I have seen plenty of guys in races with handcycles and racing wheel chairs. I thought that I was the only dummy to try a race in a straight up ultralight chair like this dude is doing. They are going to make you sit through a pile of ads before you get to the video,Continue reading “Half Marathon in a Wheelchair”

Air Travel for the Disabled

Finally, efforts to make airline travel truly accessible for folks in wheelchairs. If I was the betting sort, I’d speculate that most people dependent on wheelchairs for mobility are apprehensive about traveling by air. And with good reason. It is difficult. While I do not have much trouble getting through the airport, cruising down theContinue reading “Air Travel for the Disabled”

Disability Assistance

With few exceptions, most AMN guys that I have met carry a solid work ethic, regardless of their disability. Which is a good thing, since such characteristics are viewed favorably by our society. While some adaptions may be in order, it seems that most of us get in our 40 hours. We are the luckyContinue reading “Disability Assistance”

Maxime Rolls up to the Beach!

Maxime has taken advantage of a plastic mat to facilitate his access to the beach. I had the same fabulous experience many years ago in Wilmette, Illinois. This an example of a very low-tech, low-price, high impact adaptation. Anyone in a chair who has struggled in the sand would appreciate this simple accommodation. I haveContinue reading “Maxime Rolls up to the Beach!”

Take a look at my life, I’m a lot like you — Bill Pearse

I’ve been practicing what it feels like to be an old man for years now. An old man with all the good parts, none of the bad. The pace that is measured, unrushed. Days that spill out like a cracked egg always the same, always not. The solace of being left all alone. But also […]Continue reading “Take a look at my life, I’m a lot like you — Bill Pearse”

An AMN Role Model that I Can Aspire to Emulate: Tim Maguire

While I have met Tim a few times, and have always liked what I heard, he is a humble man: previous to me stumbling onto this video, I had not idea how far he has taken his acceptance of, and adaptation to, the disease that we share. I encourage everyone to take a look. IContinue reading “An AMN Role Model that I Can Aspire to Emulate: Tim Maguire”

Community Call: AMN Men

Every month, ALD Connect facilitates a Zoom Meeting where guys with AMN and their caregivers get together to talk about whatever they like. The next get together is set for the evening of August 3. This meeting is limited to guys with AMN and their caregivers. This restriction keeps the interactions safe and intimate. WhileContinue reading “Community Call: AMN Men”