Welcome to my blog entitled #Awareness. This is a space that I will delve into my experiences as a person with a disability and my takeaways. Good, bad, or neutral the encounter gave me an “Awareness”. This blog is a place where I want to shine a light on situations/scenarios that as a person with a disability, I now have an Awareness that people may not have thought about. Hopes being that through my insight and perspective I have passed on a new Awareness to you. Sit back and let’s see where this road takes us into life as a quadriplegic in 2019, nearly 30 years since passing of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
There are uncountable situations I have experienced as a person with a disability that wouldn’t even have been on my radar pre-disability. This is also an important distinction in my posts. Yes I am now a person with a disability. Now classified as a C5/6 Quadriplegic following a dive into shallow water and severing my spinal cord in 2005. However, my first 20 years on Earth were as a vibrant, athletic young guy whose exposure into disability was minimal to say the least. I have since become aware of and immersed myself within the expansive disability community. I can see scenarios from both the current disabled situation and my former “normal” side.