Victoria Conrad, Succeeding Despite CP

My blog is about empowering wheelchair users… empowering my fellow wheelchair users to seek to improve some aspect of their life, or even their mindset.  A stereotype about us wheelchair users is that for some or many of us, life is a spectator sport.  And that needn’t be.

Properly enabled and empowered, the sky is the limit.  I’m a quadriplegic on a ventilator and yet I know someone in a condition like mine who has been skydiving multiple times.  Much of my blog talks about the bowling successes of people who cannot even lift a bowling ball themselves, myself included.  And I had a blog post about earning my Masters degree.  Many examples exist of people overcoming significant obstacles to achieve.

Here’s a video on Victoria Conrad, a senior at the University of Massachusetts who is succeeding despite cerebral palsy:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srN4g0lKGS8

I don’t know Victoria personally.  But I do know that she is a great example of someone who is striving to live her life to the best of her ability, despite significant physical challenges.  We all face challenges of some kind, some more difficult than others.  And I love to see people like Victoria courageously facing and conquering the challenges before her, and striving to achieve what she wants and what she can.

She’s focused on what she can do, not on what she can’t.

That perspective and mindset can empower us all.

And may God bless us all.
 
Bill Miller :-)
C1-2 Quadriplegic with a 255 High Bowling Game
Co-founder of Manufacturing Genuine Thrills Inc. d/b/a MGT
My blog: https://powerwheelchairusers.wordpress.com
Business website: http://www.ikanbowler.com
Personal website: http://www.lookmomnohands.net
 

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About billgator97

I started this blog to highlight how wheelchair users, especially power wheelchair users, are being empowered through sport, in particular: dynamic wheelchair bowling. It's actually bowling that emulates the able-bodied bowling process, i.e. setup, then physically approach and release the ball upon stopping short of the foul line. I happen to be paralyzed from my neck down, and ventilator-dependent, yet I've actually bowled 24 legitimate games of 200 or better. I say that NOT to brag, but to show what is possible and make the point that ANY wheelchair user who can safely operate their chair, they can bowl (I helped invent a device that makes it possible). Please look around and feel free to ask any questions! Thanks and God bless!
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