Diary of a Wheel Girl

Wheel Life

CBD is growing in popularity for good reason. And Frontier Jackson is the place to get it!

When my accident first happened, I was put on a lot of medication to control my symptoms. I had thought my biggest problem would be not walking when in actuality I was suffering from severe nerve pain, low blood pressure, and spasms. I knew I would always be on some medicine throughout my life, but …

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How Does a Quadriplegic Workout & How Can They Possibly Play Sports!? Here’s Your New Years Resolution Motivation

Sports were everything to me throughout my life. I was a varsity tennis player, softball player and cheerleader. I thrived on the water and particularly loved wakeboarding and body boarding. I was a certified aerobics instructor who worked with active senior citizens on their fitness. I loved the gym and cared a lot about my …

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Many Said I Was Selfish For Having a Baby. This is Why They’re Wrong

I didn’t always want kids, but when I fell in love with my husband, something changed. I wanted to make a little human one day with him and have a family. When the accident happened, the first thing I asked laying on the side of that pool to the EMTs is if I could still …

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A Life Lesson About People With Disabilities for Parents Everywhere

Since becoming a quadriplegic eight years ago, I have quickly learned that people don’t know a whole lot about the disability community. When you’re uneducated about something, I think it’s normal to feel uncomfortable with it. Maybe even afraid of it. While out in public I often get stares. People will even avoid the aisle …

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Why I, as a quadriplegic, chose to take it off for a lingerie photo shoot

Save it for my husband they say? No. These photos have a deep purpose. When the accident first happened, I thought, what are people going to think of me now? Are people going to still think that I’m beautiful or that I’m just this quadriplegic chick in a wheelchair with nothing going for her? I …

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10 Things You Shouldn’t Say to Someone Who Uses a Wheelchair

I’ve heard some pretty crazy things come out of people’s mouths in my few short years as a wheelchair user. Most people definitely mean well, but some sentiments aren’t received the way many able bodied people might expect. In the disabled community, it’s not uncommon for us to joke with each other about some of …

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