So now Begins my 24 Wheelchair challenge for ALS Awareness!
The point being rather than dump water on your head, to actually feel one fraction of what it’s like to suffer from ALS!
the Challenge was cooked up by Mike Judson of ChexTV, I was Nominated byKen Elrick II and I’ll nominate some to take part in this challenge by 12:30 tomorrow
Problem #1 getting back in the house!!!!
Hour 3 of ALS Wheelchair Challenge
Just getting through the door is huge ordeal!
Next problem is getting to work, do I cab or do I roll I assume both will be an insane challenge
Oh My sweet baby Jesus
Getting to work in a wheelchair was possibly the hardest things I’ve ever done in my life!
Horrible sidewalks, train tracks, even the slightest incline poses the greatest challenge!
The whole way here I’ll I wanted was some nice fellow human to offer me a push maybe a couple of feet!
Just passed the 18 hour mark of this 24hr wheelchair challenge!
My arms are on fire this morning after 3km to work and 3km home last night!
Here’s something to think about.
Why don’t people look at the handicapped?
Usually when I’m smoking on King St. People walk by and make eye contact, smile and say “Hi”
Last night as I sat in this wheelchair on the street, every single person I looked at… looked away!
It was the strangest feeling I’ve ever had!
Like I was broken or deformed!
While rolling home struggling to get from road to sidewalk, people just walked by and Ignored the guy wheelchair that Clearly needed help and could use a little push, But they all just looked the other way and kept walking
Next time you see someone in a wheelchair
LOOK AT THEM, MAKE EYE CONTACT, SMILE AND SAY HI!!
IF THEY LOOK LIKE THEY NEED HELP! HELP THEM!!
Now my greatest challenge getting from the kitchen to the sunroom with this scalding hot coffee in my lap!
Wish me luck!
ALS 24hour Wheelchair Challenge Complete!
Anyone can dump water on themselves!
Let’s see you see what a small fraction of what ALS would feel like!
I can’t tell you in a Facebook post about what a challenge the past 24hours have been
I would like to thank Mike Judson of CHEXTV for coming up with this, Ken Elrick for the Nomination!
But most of all my son! he has been the only one to actually help me, he stepped up so much! Opening doors, letting the dog out, taking on more then ever responsibilities for himself, we seemed to communicate better being at Eye level with each other! I could go on and on!
As for a nomination I challenge any Peterborough City councillor, Mayor, Mp or anyone that’s responsible for this city! To try getting around in your current day to day life, for just one day, as a handicapped person!
See how lonely it feels, see how challenging every single task is!
Again I can’t explain how much I learned from this, I highly recommend it as a human experience!
It feels incredible to stand and have the use of my legs!
And It was just one day!