Following Your Dreams in a Wheelchair

Following Your Dreams in a Wheelchair

"What do you want to do as an adult?" That's the question everyone is asked when they are 16-18 years old. Do you enter the workforce, trade school, college, or disability? All have ups and downs associated with them. All have levels of attainability depending on your unique situation.

Posted on 5/23/2017


Lifting Myself to Lift Others

Lifting Myself to Lift Others

My name is Greg Callen and in 2005 I was injured in a fall from a 13-foot balcony. I actually jumped and landed on my feet, which caused my L12 and T1 vertebrae to burst. I was left paralyzed. When this happened, I had a number of fears, one concerning my career and how I would have any money to follow my dreams.

Posted on 5/16/2017


Necessity Is the Mother of Invention - Creating the Career You Want

Necessity Is the Mother of Invention - Creating the Career You Want

The ancient Chinese sage Confucius is often credited with the saying "choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life." While this is a nice sentiment and maybe true to some degree, it's often difficult to know if you will like a career until you start down that path.

Posted on 5/9/2017


Speech/Language Pathology As a Career

Speech/Language Pathology As a Career

Growing up, I first wanted to be an artist. I then wanted to be an orthodontist, then an elementary school teacher. I settled on physical therapist when I entered high school. Ironically, I desired to help people with disabilities.

Posted on 5/2/2017


Teaching Wheelchair Basketball

Teaching Wheelchair Basketball

My name is Shirka Shuriye and I have had the great fortune to champion the Schools Program for Wheelchair Basketball Canada. This program is designed to increase awareness about wheelchair basketball, promote physical activity for youth, and share powerful messages about inclusion in sport and in everyday life.

Posted on 4/25/2017


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