Daily Living

posted on October 1, 2009 - 3:13pm
QUEST Vol. 16, No. 4
Both my wife, Sharon, and I took the “in sickness and in health” wedding vow seriously and have been able to keep it very well, even though I’m in a wheelchair and she’s had some back problems. But when we both got a rough case of the flu at the same time and neither of us could help the other, all bets were off.

A 50-year-old with DMD escapes his nursing home via the Internet, thanks to a friend with SMA

posted on January 2, 2009 - 1:40pm
Dale Dulaney travels the World Wide Web via a mouth-controlled computer obtained by his friend Karen Wheeler, who also has a neuromuscular disease.

A former expert skier now schusses the slopes on a bi-ski

posted on March 19, 2009 - 9:00pm
Learning that Gregg Kuersteiner snow-skis black diamond (expert) slopes at high speed doesn’t seem unusual until you see the rig he skis on. Kuersteiner, 47, began skiing at age 2 every weekend of the season in his native upstate New York, under the tutelage of his father, a ski school instructor. He became an expert skier at an early age, and raced on the giant slalom team in high school.

Emily Munson, who has SMA, is a veritable Superwoman

posted on May 14, 2009 - 10:09am
People who know Emily Munson aren’t surprised to learn that the savvy 24-year-old just happily added yet another activity to a plate that’s already brimming full.

Former Ms. Wheelchair Maryland will expand opportunities for people with disabilities

posted on May 7, 2009 - 2:02pm
Right out of high school, Denise Thomas began volunteering to help people with disabilities find employment. Now, nearly two decades later, she’s more involved with helping than ever, and she’s become a familiar face to Washington-area residents and a force for good in the nation's capital.

A student with CMT and teammates win awards for easy-access wheelchair backpack holder

posted on July 9, 2009 - 5:22pm
When a group of Wethersfield (Conn.) High School students was brainstorming ideas for a science project, they looked no further than team member Griffin Latulippe for an idea that vaulted them into the international spotlight.

Power wheelchair users urged to speak up to preserve first-month purchase option

posted on July 10, 2009 - 9:32am
People who receive a power wheelchair through Medicare may lose the option to buy the chair immediately, under a proposed change to Medicare rules being considered by committees dealing with healthcare reform in the U.S. House of Representatives. The proposed rule change would eliminate the first-month purchase option for power wheelchairs provided by Medicare, requiring all Medicare...

Chester Kahapea, once the jubilant face of Hawaii’s statehood, now adjusts to life with ALS

posted on September 7, 2009 - 9:00pm

Steve Norris, a broadcast weatherman who has DMD, helps keep his community safe

posted on November 7, 2009 - 10:00pm
Long before a freak blizzard ripped into town and left more than a foot of snow in its wake, the citizens of Crossville, Tenn., and region had been warned to prepare for a freezing onslaught.
posted on September 1, 2003 - 3:08pm
The kitchen is the heart of the home. Whether preparing elaborate holiday meals, huddling over homework, reading the morning paper or chatting with friends, people usually make the kitchen the busiest room in the house. Kitchens for everyone are universal