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Improve Home Accessibility

Home accessibilityAreas of the Home That Can Improve the Accessibility   In a perfect world, all homes would be built, so they are accessible for people with disabilities. While many homes are not built with accessibility in mind, you can make changes to them to improve their accessibility level. Here are the areas of most…

Before my handicap

Grad School for Charlie

Two short years ago I was Considered by the VA as being catastrophically injured(C3 complete quadriplegic) during a seemingly harmless dive off of my boat into 5 feet of water. Little did I know that dive would change my life forever and catapult me into a whole new way of thinking. These types of accidents…

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Adaptive Computer Mouth Controllers

I use several types of adaptive computer mouse controllers depending on what type of computing I will be doing I’ve learned over the past year that some controllers are better than others in certain circumstances. I want to do a brief overview of the two I use almost exclusively except when I have something break…

Anniversary of My Injury August 23 2014

Today is the kind of day you don’t forget. Similar to a birthday, wedding anniversary, high school graduation, and the birth of a child you not forget the traumatic events that direct your life in a direction without your consent and forever change how you live. Make sure every day you meet your potential, hug…

Hanging out with Oceans of Hope

I would first like to thank Oceans of Hope a Florida nonprofit that puts paralyzed and disabled individuals back in the water to enable them to have some fun in the sand and surf. What a great organization to be a part of and I’m very blessed to live so close to take advantage of…

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How to Obtain a Standing Power Wheelchair

Obtaining a Standing Power Wheelchair Please Feel Free to Use the below Email As a Template For most wheelchair-bound individuals walking or standing can be not only of great physical therapy but also mental therapy as well. However, there are barriers for the average person in a power wheelchair and manual wheelchairs restricting their ability…

Standing wheelchair F5 VS

Standing Wheelchair F5 VS

Very excited. Was just fitted for my F5 VS standing wheelchair from perMobil. There are a myriad of health benefits when being able to intermittently stand during the day independently. For me I am hoping to help with constant UTIs, bowel obstructions, circulatory issues, and more.  

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Ivanhoe Media Project Xavier

Transcript Charlie Merritt’s reality shattered in an instant on a sunny august day in 2014 0:06when he broke his neck diving into shallow water I remember floating in the 0:11water 0:11face down and basically feeling like I was going to drown paralyzed from the 0:17neck down the former Marine has been able to get around…