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 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. I 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. But I did all I could, and even pushed myself further. I am proud to say that I am not disabled, just differently-abled.