Participating in the Cure SMA Adult Social Hours this week I realize something. I’m not very adventurous. Therefore I want more inspiration. What’s the most adventurous thing you’ve done? How did you pull it off? If there’s one thing I learned it’s those of us with SMA have adventurous souls.
When I was still able to get around using crutches about a year before making the transition to a wheelchair, I traveled around Europe for three weeks without any travel companions or care givers. Since making the switch to the chair I have ridden in a sea kayak in Glacier Bay Alaska. The boat I was on had a Hoyer sling hooked to the davit that lifted me out of my chair and set me down into a tandem sea kayak. I frequently take my chair on hiking trails that are not considered “wheelchair accessible” by the Parks Service. My philosophy about trails is I will determine what is accessible.
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