On Tuesday, I ventured down to the 400 Block to attend the Wausau Police Department Community Thank -you event. The event had a huge turnout! It was so exciting to see the mutual support. While at the event, my mom and I were talking about Hurricane Harvey. I had concern for all of those affected, but most of all individuals with disabilities. For the first time in my life, I began thinking about an emergency evacuation plan. Attending the Wausau Police Dept Thank you Eve
Eddie and I at the Wisconsin Woodchucks game Last night, my mom took my friend, Eddie, and I to Athletic Park in Wausau to watch the Wisconsin Woodchucks play. The Wisconsin Woodchucks and Athletic Park have always been good to me as a wheelchair user. Additionally, I was so happy to share in Eddie’s excitement, as this was his very first Woodchucks game. We always sit in the bar rail seats, as this is one of the most wheelchair friendly spots with the best view of the field
Ready to ride! Wheelchair users face the challenge of finding accessible transportation on a daily basis. Lack of accessible transportation can create many hardships, such as isolation and lack of opportunity. Recently, I have had to face this challenge. As many of my readers know, the wheelchair lift in my van became unsafe for use in February 2017. At times I felt like I was under house arrest! It was hard to encourage others to come roll with me without a set of wheels.
Earlier this month, my bank account was drained by an unknown person. This happened shortly after a questionable transaction with a local food delivery person. In the same week, my neighbors (elderly and disabled) had their entire month’s income and prescriptions stolen by a trusted caregiver. I was dismayed to discover that another crime hit close to home in this same week. Guest blogger, Pam Gross, discovered a caregiver was stealing from her elderly and disabled mother
In August of 2016, I gave my first and to date, my only, 5 wheelchair star rating for accessibility to the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum. The Institute of Museum and Library Services agrees with my rating! I am pleased to announce that the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum has received the National Medal for Museum and Library Service! Congratulations to Kathy Foley, Amy Beck and the rest of the museum employees and volunteers. Last fall, I wrote a letter to the Institute