One woman with spinal muscular atrophy uses the power of invisibility to her advantage

posted on October 8, 2015 - 9:27am
I was born with a superpower, only it took most of my life to realize that I had it. I had suspicions when I was younger, but never fully understood the breadth and depth of this superpower until recently. I have the power to be invisible. I can be in a restaurant and the wait staff doesn’t see me. I can be going down the street where people are aggressively distributing pamphlets, and I...
posted on January 1, 2009 - 4:03pm
QUEST Vol. 16, No. 1
At a small shop inside a large mall in the Mexican state of Sonora, I drove up to the counter in my electric wheelchair, lifted the aluminum can of soda up onto the counter and put down 20 pesos beside it. As the friendly older lady handed me the change, I asked her if she would pop the top for me, seeing as this small task wasn’t possible for me to do. She was glad to do this, but at...
posted on January 1, 2009 - 2:52pm
QUEST Vol. 16, No. 1
Advocates should be aware that if your state reduces its Medicaid home-care services, whether personal attendant care hours and eligibility, home health, number of prescriptions, or other services, there may be ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) legal challenges available to stop these reductions. Be on the lookout in your state for: