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Get your sunglasses ready because the Internet will be beaming with yellow sunshine on May 6th, in recognition of Wishbone Day, also known as, OI (Osteogenesis Imperfecta) Awareness Day.

For a person with a disability, safety and security can be a top concern. Self defense expert and martial artist Barton Cutter shares top tips on staying safe in the community for people with disabilities.

There are certain inarguable truths in life. Everyday the sun rises, everyday the sun sets, dogs will run into the road and In the life of a wheelchair-user, there are a handful of inexplicable truths we experience too.

It starts as soon as I wake up each morning. The feeling that I’m being stabbed, stung by 1,000 bees and burnt alive.

“Cerebral palsy,” the term conjures up different emotions for different people. Parents receiving the CP diagnosis for their child will most certainly feel concern, perhaps even fear. Classmates, co-workers, neighbors, and passersby may let uncertainty and hesitation take over. Those with cerebral palsy themselves encounter not only physical challenges but can also face self-doubt, loneliness and others’ pre-conceived notions.

Just three short years ago I was ignorant to the realities of paralysis. I didn’t know what it meant to have a spinal cord injury or what that world was like.

When you see an overweight person riding a scooter through the mall or using a handicap parking spot, you can’t help put ask yourself a question.

Whether you were born with your disability or if it was acquired, we all go through different stages of accepting it. And then there are those of us who never quite get there, that, if you ask me, can be one of the most tragic things.

When it comes to cardio, our legs help big time in getting our heart rate up. But what do you do when you can no longer move your legs but still crave that “cardio high?”

It’s that time of year again, when many Americans line up at doctor’s offices, pharmacies and health departments across the country to get their Flu shot. Health care providers are especially adamant that disabled folks like me, who are considered high risk for getting the flu, should absolutely take advantage of this potentially life saving vaccine.