The Chase!

Life after a traumatic injury can be stressful, but time outdoors, fresh air, and staying young at heart can put a little "pep in your step". Finding activities you enjoy can really help you reset your internal drive and will allow you to unload some stress. Let’s face it. Living with a spinal injury can tax you both mentally and physically and any outlet that allows you to press forward is a bonus. Here's a little game of wheelchair chase. Not only does it allow me to interact positively with my nephews but it also allows me to have a good sense of self.  

Finding activities like this allows my nephews (and other children) to be comfortable around wheelchairs and to see that “disabled” is a mislabel. The term “differently-abled” is much more appropriate. We are just like any other uncle, brother, father or son  except we get to travel in “cool Tonka Chairs”.  

Remember, people aren’t staring at you to be rude. Most are trying to figure out your story. Let’s be an open book, an inspiration and a beacon for others. 

Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” 2 Corinthians 4: 16-18. 

Mike

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