It’s taken me a while, from a deep low, but I’m now always trying to get lemonade from what’s first-seen as lemons. Granted that this a somewhat unconventional ride, I don’t get saddle sores, but it’s made worse by the fact that I don’t know what to call it! Technically, it’s a tricycle, but whenever someone hears that term, they think of something that little kids ride, that’s kinda slow. When I ride this, I wear clip-in shoes, like fast-bikes wear, and I’ve reached 42 km/h as my max speed.
|However, based on what’s thought when someone hears the term, they expect something like this.|
I think that using the correct term “recumbent” is best! Because if someone hears it, and knows what it is, excellent, but if they don’t, they’ll ask! There isn’t anything that would come to mind, if you don’t know the term!
When we were hit, my life changed. I’d thought for the worst, because of what happened. I couldn’t swim. I couldn’t ride a bike. I couldn’t run. I could go on, but you get the point. What happened since then is more awesome than awesome, to the mind-boggling level. It’s like that cartoon, because the man whose about to lose his head can’t for the life of him see anything according to the king. But, it’s somewhat like me, because you never know what will come of change, and with the right perspective, it’ll be awesome. My Not-For-Profit is something that’s going to be more awesome than awesome, and ultimately, it’ll blow people’s minds. I’ve got plans, big ones, that will take time, but when they’re running, people won’t believe it.
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When I do my monthly PARTY talks at the hospital, who’s there are grade 11s, basically either just got, or about to get their drivers license. They’re learning about the effects of decisions. But, I don’t only talk about drinking & driving, but other decisions. I ask them to put their hands up if they always ride their bikes with a helmet on. I’ve asked every group in the last few years, and every time, I’m surprised if someone holds up their hand. When I started to ask it, I thought that maybe one or two might not, but everyone else would. I was stunned that in the first class I asked, not a single kid held up their hand. In fact, it wasn’t until the third group that someone held up their hand. I asked, saying that there’s no reason to not tell me why, because I won’t judge. I’ve heard that it messes up their hair, that it’s hot, it’s uncomfortable, and so on. I share with the kids that there’s absolutely no reason that would be good enough to not wear one. I say that the man who hit us was behind us, doing about 60, and we’d had no warning. I was driven over, and the only reason that I’m not dead is because of my helmet. I’ll start asking the classes to raise their right hand, and promise that they’ll wear theirs.
I posted someone else’s story, about the not-quite-accessible status of places she goes. I’d said that I agree, that while I’m able to walk when needed, but achieving the minimum level of accessibility to be “certified”, and get the tax-break, without making it truly accessible, is wrong.
I follow all traffic rules, stopping at stop signs and the like, because “they” require me to park it like a car when I get to some stores.
There has been a lot of talk about concussions, including the movie with Will Smith, but for the life of me I still am stunned/amazed/shocked at the number of times that I see or hear people who have no idea how prevalent it is, or pretty much anything about them.
OTTAWA — Roughly half of Canadians know little to nothing about the perils of sports-related concussive injuries, nor where to turn to find information on how to avoid falling victim to them, suggests a newly released federal survey.
Please read this article, learn about it, and be part of the small percentage of people who know about the injury.
I know people whose injuries are pretty much completely invisible. While they may qualify for a parking pass, because as a result of their injury, they might forget where they’d parked, but if they’re alone, there’s no way that they’d use it. If someone were to see them get out of their car, alone, when they’re parked in a disabled spot, chances are they’d get called names, and yelled at. There’s nowhere, at any time, that anyone would say anything to me. I drop something, and within a few seconds, someone will offer to get it. I was in Wal-Mart recently, scooted to a long line, and the person in front asked me if I’d like to go ahead of them. Granted if I did, it would be bad of me to take unfair advantage of them, but they offered.
If someone does something that you think wrong, or something like using a disability-spot, don’t get mad. Ask them why they’re there. If they have a reason, then say that you “see” their invisible disability. If they don’t, then ask them to move.