Wheelchairs And Sports

This YouTube video is of the 36th National Veterans Wheelchair Games, in Salt Lake City, in which I took part.  I thought I would share it so you all can see a bit of the types of events I, as well as all the friends I have made over the last 9 years, take part in the course of a week.  Enjoy!

I Have Different Abilities

I have a different way of doing things than a lot of people.  Some people who are in wheelchairs.  Many people give up, lose hope, sit around and do nothing.  I’m here to say that I am not disabled, I am just differently-abled.  I just spent a week in Dallas, suffering from heat that was in the 90’s every day.  I have MS, which makes me heat intolerant, yet I did not give up on anything.  I tried to do the best I could in the five events I took part in, during the 35th National Veterans Wheelchair Games.  The MS put me in a chair, but not on the sidelines.  19095473331_81dc77fb39_zI took part in bowling, table tennis, 9-ball, 100-meter track and Boccia Ball.  I came home with four gold medals and one silver medal (Boccia Ball), which I had never played before.  19121436842_11e0e3590d_z (1)But I did all I could, and even pushed myself further.  I am proud to say that I am not disabled, just differently-abled.