Disabled Adventures!

I like to think that I stretch the boundaries of what can be done in a wheel chair, well at least I used to until I ran across this young man in Maine! This is incredible stuff. I guess we all face at least some self imposed limits. Go Enock G! Makes me think thatContinue reading “Disabled Adventures!”

Strength? Or Weakness?

I have been described as mainly stubborn. I seem to have trouble giving up. Even when impractical. If I can get it done, I do. If I think I can, I try. And I think that is a strength, a good thing. According to dear olde dad, it has always been that way. AMN hasContinue reading “Strength? Or Weakness?”

Something to Consider

I love to enter road races in my wheelchair. It is part of what I do, to feel normal. I guess I have a bit of work ahead of me before I need to deal with the problems described in this article- I am consistently slow. https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/why-wheelchair-racers-outpace-olympic-distance-runners-but-not-sprinters/ I have a racing chair that some dudeContinue reading “Something to Consider”

Mi Historia con la AMN

Please excuse my translation. Giancarlo wanted it posted in English, also. I have tried– Brad It all started 5 years ago. I was 26 years old, I worked for a clinic and played sports, especially swimming. I lived a normal life like any child and young person. I was very outgoing and had many dreamsContinue reading “Mi Historia con la AMN”

Mi Historia con la AMN

Todo empezó hace 5 años tenia 26 años, trabajaba para una clínica y practicaba deporte Natación especialmente, viví una vida normal como cualquier niño y joven muy extrovertido y con muchos sueños por realizar empece a presentar síntomas en mis piernas a fatigarme cuando caminaba mucho empezaba a caminar mal y aveces me caía, esoContinue reading “Mi Historia con la AMN”

I Posted a Silly Video Demo Of my Accessible Van Some Weeks Ago: This Piece is Much Better

Flipping through my Google alerts, I came upon this piece by Max Gravenstein: How to find a used wheelchair van. Hats off to you, Max, this piece puts my effort to shame. He has taken an analytical approach to getting the right deal on the car, far more in depth than anything I ever managed.Continue reading “I Posted a Silly Video Demo Of my Accessible Van Some Weeks Ago: This Piece is Much Better”

2013: Loose Ends

That was the end of the notes that I kept documenting my go around with AMN. I wrote the following, today, 2 August 2021, based on what I can remember. Looking at it all in retrospect, it seems like a continuous, drawn-out rollercoaster ride, with high highs, low lows, loop de loops and hairpin turns,Continue reading “2013: Loose Ends”

Am I done? Am I Resting? Something Else?

A strange thing happened to me yesterday. When I was a young man, freshly diagnosed, I was full of vinegar, keen to learn the science and seek out potential cures. Not snake oil, oh no. There plenty of these salespeople to be had. This was not it. I wanted science-based answers. Sadly, there really wasContinue reading “Am I done? Am I Resting? Something Else?”

Beginnings

On Friday February 19, 1965, General William Westmoreland was on the cover of Time Magazine. Closer to home, Ken and Joan Gillespie were in the process of welcoming their second son, Bradley Kent Gillespie into the world. That would be me. From what I am told, I was not the easiest baby. I seemed toContinue reading “Beginnings”