Category Archives: Living with Disability

US Paralympian Gold Medalist Seth McBride

Paralympic Dreams with Gold Medalist Seth McBride

On this episode we chat with former US Paralympian Gold Medalist Seth McBride who shares his story about overcoming spinal cord injury and making it to the Paralympic Games, not once but three times! Seth has lived a pretty extraordinary life. As a parent with a disability, wheelchair rugby athlete and editor at New Mobility Magazine, he has a few lessons to share with aspiring athletes who want to perform on the biggest stage or basically anyone who wants live life to the fullest. Check it out!

Help Hope Live: Medical Fundraising Site for Bills and Expenses

Help Hope Live: Medical Fundraising for Bills and Expenses

On this episode we share a truly valuable resource for the disability community! Help Hope Live (HHL) supports community-based fundraising for people with unmet medical expenses and related costs due to cell and organ transplants or catastrophic injuries and illnesses. Our special guests Sonny Mullen, program manager at HHL and Kristen Sachs, HHL brand ambassador share the organization’s success and how individuals in need can take advantage of their one-on-one fundraising support!

Talking to Your Children About Disabilities

On this episode of the United on Wheels podcast, Paul welcomes two amazing moms to the show to discuss the important topic of how to talk to your children about disabilities. Teal Sherer, an actress and advocate for the inclusion of performers with disabilities in the entertainment industry talks about how she navigates being a mom who uses a wheelchair and how she approaches the disability conversation with her 6 year-old son. Kara Ayers, a psychologist. disability advocate, and mom of three shares the importance of honesty and openness when addressing disability and what we can all do to break down the stigma of living with a disability.

Disaster Recovery Preparation

On this episode Paul is joined by 3 guests who will provide advice and best practices on how to prepare for and implement a successful disaster recovery plan. Some of you may keep canned goods, MRE’s and some medical supplies. However, for individuals with SCI/D this list also includes care, equipment and so much more. Please listen in so that you will be more adequately prepared to handle a catastrophic disaster.

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The Seated Nurse

On this episode of United on Wheels, Paul is joined by “The Seated Nurse,” Andrea Dalzell. Andrea Dalzell was diagnosed with Transverse Myelitis at the age of 5, but that has never stopped her from pursuing and ultimately reaching her personal goal of working as a frontline registered nurse. Listen in as she talks in depth about her journey, struggles, and finally how she achieved her goals.