About

Strong Wheeled is the essence of anyone who has ever seen a wheelchair. Do you or a family member use a wheelchair? Do you have questions in regards to life in a chair? Are you interested in wheelchair sports? EVERYONE is welcome here!

"In 2005 a new world was brought to my attention, and this was the world of wheelchairs. Unfortunately, I had never paid much attention to those with life in a chair, just as most of the world today. This is the year that I would become a paraplegic due to a motorcycle accident. Although I had a supportive family, I was very young and very ignorant. I would not accept their empathy as I felt that since they were not sitting where I was, they could not justifiably empathize. As I have matured, I have come to realize that they were not trying to empathize with my wheelchair; rather, they were trying to empathize with the hardships I would face and the things they thought I had lost. The following years would be full of trials and tribulations and I was merely a teenage boy trying to become a man in a wheelchair. Over the course of the past few years and being a complete, T5, paraplegic that suffered a brain injury, I have come to drive, live independently, and obtain my college degree. It seems that no matter where I go I am questioned how and why. This inspired me to create StrongWheeled, a place where the ones with so little continuously accomplish so much.

StrongWheeled is the essence of anyone who lives in a wheelchair. Whether it be because of age, spinal cord injuries, genetic defects, or whatever the case, those who continue on have incredibly strong will. Unfortunately, after receiving care at a catastrophic injury hospital; I was cast back into the world, which at the time was a very lonely, desolate island. After years of struggle to reach my current level of success, I wish to share my struggles as well as good times with my fellow individuals. We here at StrongWheeled also wish to educate, inform, and console the friends, family, and anyone curious about life in a chair. Through StrongWheeled we hope to build a community of those that face life challenges on the daily bases and continue to push on. Here at StrongWheeled we hope to transform the all so common “cants” into the intrinsic motivation that will propel us forward to achieve unimaginable goals. Feel free to openly chat, ask questions, and place your concerns here."

Matthew Pollard

You can follow us at www.twitter.com/strongwheeled or join our facebook page at www.facebook.com/strongwheeled1.They say that two heads are better than one, so imagine what we could accomplish as a community. Most importantly, remember, life in a chair is an adventure, not a limitation and if you have made it this far its apparent, Quitting Was Never An Option!!!

 

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