Inspired by the one-armed drummer for Def Leppard, a musician with FSHD figured out a way to return to drumming
John DeGeorge, 50, of Los Angeles, works as an IT (information technology) compliance consultant to make a living, but he lives to play the drums.
“I think I was born with an interest in making music, or making noise,” he says. Being the son of a former drummer with the Glenn Miller Orchestra, such a passion for music must be in the genes.
Mainstream appliances are becoming more accessible every day
You don’t have to do a total renovation of your kitchen to make your lifestyle more accessible. From storage solutions to preparing meals, minor changes can improve the functionality of a kitchen for someone with muscle weakness.
Kitchen designers and houseware manufacturers are incorporating universal design elements into their work. People who have disabilities have more choices than ever when...
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Unique wheelchair and walker bags
Creations by Pokojni makes one-of-a-kind wheelchair and walker bags with hook-and-loop straps and magnets for easy attachment and closure.
Each bag is designed with unique fabrics or embroidery to appeal to different tastes. Most bags are washable.
Prices range from $15.95 to $27.95. Creations by Pokojni, (760) 822-4534.
The Desktop Desk helped a California student with DMD finish school despite diminished hand and arm strength
David Davison is a friendly, outgoing young man who loved attending school. But last year, as David’s Duchenne muscular dystrophy progressed, his arm and hand strength decreased to the point where he could no longer participate in many classroom activities.
Then one day, David’s special education class at Placer High School in Auburn, Calif., received a gift from a local service club: a new...
Nuprodx multiCHAIR 6000 Tilt
Using center-of-mass technology and a side-mounted hand crank, this new tilt-in-space bath transfer system enables a 100-pound caregiver to easily tilt a 300-pound user — and, in some cases, enables users themselves to adjust their tilt angle while seated in the chair.
Aqueduck faucet extender
Designed for kids, this quick-and-easy fix also can enable people in wheelchairs to better access the faucet. The extender simply slips over the existing faucet and funnels the water closer to the user. $17.98 on Amazon.com. Peachy, (888) 498-0488.