No Offense

The images or content that I post this month at times may seem harsh, negative, etc but the purpose is to give you insight into my Quad-Life experience which “ain’t always sunshine and rainbows”. Overall, I’m in a good place, after dealing with this for the passed 4 years, so just know these are just moments in time or thoughts … Continue reading

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4 Fun Instead (4th Year Accident Anniversary)

I woke up yesterday morning feeling kind of pressured to write some long drawn out thing about it being my 4 year accident anniversary (AKA my Rebirthday), but I decided to go play with my kids and live life instead. In short it’s been 4 years since I broke my neck and changed my life forever and now it’s time … Continue reading

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Stolen Memories: Ilderton Conversions

Today is both of my son’s last day of gymnastics camp and they will be putting on a performance to show off their new skills. Unfortunately, I won’t be attending. I will not see my 3 year old in his first performance or see how my 6 year old improved from last year. I will not be there to hug … Continue reading

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iQuadits: Instababs Evolved

I’ve talked about instababs in previous entries but basically, instababs are photos that you edit using multiple smart phone apps to make the picture look cooler than the original. The new resulting picture is called an “edit”. For me instababs started out as just entertainment or a therapeutic recreation activity to pass the countless hours sitting in my wheelchair. Now … Continue reading

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If I Didn’t Have To I Wouldn’t

Well, ladies and gents if you follow my blog or you know me personally, you know that I really don’t like asking for help especially in the form of fundraisers but I realize that to keep moving and progressing I don’t have a choice. This year we are hosting a cash raffle to raise funds to continue my therapy at … Continue reading

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You Must Be Your Own Advocate: Letter to Whistleblower9

I’ve made countless calls and e-mails trying to deal with my issues with Charlotte’s Special Transit Service. Here is my next move! I post this letter in hopes to not only bring awareness but to inspire others to be their own advocate and to keep pushing the issue. Your efforts will not only help you but may help others like … Continue reading

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My First Book: 7 Day Book Preview

If you’ve been following my blog you know how important my kids are and continuing to be an active father is to me. You have probably also seen one of my new hobbies/therapeutic recreation activities, iPhone photography and editing. I have combined the two to create my first children’s photo book called, THE ADVENTURES OF THE GREAT ACTION JAXON! This … Continue reading

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Please Advise: The ABRT Movement

As you probably already know, I am a spinal cord injury victim and believer in activity-based restorative therapy (ABRT) as performed at establishments like Race to Walk/Project Walk. With all the research and success stories associated with activity-based restorative therapy programs where are we with implementing them in hospitals as well as insurance coverage for it in hospitals and private … Continue reading

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Happy Martin Luther King Day

In the spirit of Martin Luther King Jr and the Civil Rights Movement I want to expose another movement, a movement that like many others I did not know existed. This movement is the Disability Rights Movement. In 2011 PBS released 60-minute documentary called “Lives Worth Living” by filmmaker Eric Neudel. The film follows the evolution of the disability rights … Continue reading

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Thank You Santa

Dear Santa, I want to thank you for building and storing the Power Wheels Dune Racer for the boys and storing it in your workshop. While I’m at it I want to thank you for doing the same last year with the bike, etc. and thank you and Mrs Claus for watching the house while we were in Atlanta. Ok, … Continue reading

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