Tag Archives: Wheelchair

Truth, Respect and Values


SLANDER Comment from bethany J: “you are quite free with your critical comments about individuals- aren’t you afraid of getting sued? I think you commit slander with these articles.” In the first place, only a fool would sue me because … Continue reading

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Crippled by Medicaid Transportation


I started using Medicaid transportation sometime in the 1990’s.  I had regular appointments with a doctor whose office was on the seventh floor of a downtown building, and there was no seating in the lobby.  I had been on Social … Continue reading

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Wheelchair Christmas


For decades, my Christmas was like other people’s:  I went home.  Every Christmas I would drive down Route 81 to be with my parents in Pennsylvania.  I took my antidepressants, not knowing that they were the cause of my continuing … Continue reading

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The Connective Corridor and Wheelchair Users


ANNE C. WOODLEN                                  awoodword9@yahoo.com 501 S. Crouse Ave., Syracuse NY 13210                 July 15, 2012   Letters to the Editor Post-Standard Clinton Square Syracuse, NY 13202   Re: Connective Corridor and Wheelchair Users   To the Editor:   The … Continue reading

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My Reaction to the Police Response to the Incident


The incident took place on Sunday night.  The following day was Memorial Day and the temperature was 92 degrees, so I stayed in my air conditioning and did not follow up on either the incident or the police inaction.  On … Continue reading

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Fixing What’s Broken


Good morning, peeps. Here’s the news for today:  I just saved you $155 with Medicare/Medicaid, and my open letter to Centro bus company did some good.  But first, the weather:  it’s gorgeous. The Broken Prong Story I have a power … Continue reading

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Crawfish, My Rss (Part II)


Continued from May 8 . . . I wheel back to the other end of the block and get more tickets, then approach the Cajun Café, which is selling gumbo and jambalaya. The problem is that it is the only … Continue reading

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Crawfish, My Rss (Part I)


I went to “Crawfish Fest 5: Taste of Louisiana” in Clinton Square on Saturday. It was overcast and breezy, which wasn’t very pleasant. On Salina Street, at the entrance to Clinton Square, the first thing I came to was a … Continue reading

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What is a Disability?


A disability is any condition that prevents you from performing activities of daily living, and from which there is no reasonable expectation of recovery. ADLs—activities of daily living—are the normal things people do in the course of a day:  walk, … Continue reading

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What’s up with the Syracuse Police?


The last time I went to the St. Patrick’s Day parade in my electric wheelchair, I couldn’t find a place to sit so I was quietly wheeling along the parade route.  A Syracuse cop challenged me.  He ordered me to … Continue reading

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