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I am Happy on Wheels

In Features, Reaching A Higher Level by Guest ContributorLeave a Comment

At the age of 16, I became a quadriplegic because of a diving accident. Since then, I’ve experienced multiple urinary tract infections, pressure sores, and a long litany of other medical issues. And like a bad movie, I am also a breast cancer survivor, having a right mastectomy 10 years …

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Growing Up with Death

In Columns, Just My Bellybutton, Opinion by Nathasha Alvarez1 Comment

Growing up with Death sounds so weird, right? How can I possibly grow up with Death? But that’s how I feel. Death has been in my life since I was in kindergarten. If you’re immersed in the world of people with physical disabilities, death might have been with you throughout …

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Twitter’s Powerful Disabled People

In Audacious People by Nathasha AlvarezLeave a Comment

This Covid-19 has all of us looking for information and for people to interact with or follow on social media. Twitter has amazing disabled advocates who are humble, full of audacity, information and passion. There is so much pettiness in the world. The disabled community needs people who know how …

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Disabled and Healthy

In Mind, Body & Spirit, Pushing Forward by Guest Contributor2 Comments

Disable AND healthy.I already know what you’re thinking… It seems like a contradiction. I know what question is going through your mind right now. How the heck can I be disabled AND healthy? I used to think the same exact thing. For many, MANY years. The answer finally came to …