Sometimes conquering fear of the uncertain and finding a world of possibilities is just a train ride away

posted on October 8, 2015 - 9:45am
Have you ever felt trapped, isolated or suffocated by transportation-related issues? I’m sure those of you who use a wheelchair, like I do — I have spinal muscular atrophy — or rely on some other form of mobility aid have felt these things a time or two. I know I have. But in the past couple of years, I’ve been determined to face my greatest fear, which includes...
posted on January 7, 2013 - 9:21am
Quest Vol. 20, No. 1
My husband is a romantic and I an a realist. The first time we planned a trip abroad, he suggested that I add Paris to the itinerary. I swiftly nixed his request. The thought of orchestrating wheelchair-accessible trips to two countries seemed daunting. But, ignoring the detour to France was my one regret after visiting England. The next time we traveled abroad, I researched our options and...

Wheelchair users can visit the home of Big Ben with confidence

posted on October 1, 2011 - 11:03am
QUEST Vol. 18, No. 4
The prospect of traveling in a wheelchair to London, a city steeped with history dating back to the Romans, filled me with trepidation. Visions of cobblestone streets, buildings without elevators, and entryways with massive stairways had my heart racing with anxiety as I planned our first trip to London.