Fried fish, a wheelchair and an impromptu handshake

Fried fish, a wheelchair and an impromptu handshake

This is a thread about an encounter I experience all to often as a person with a disability.

Yesterday, I was eating dinner at a local fish place with my dad when a man came up to the table and asked to shake my dad’s hand.

“I just wanted to shake your hand and say it’s awesome what you do,” he said. “I have a son with a disability too.”

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School, standing frames and Spawn at the Sub-Acute Unit

School, standing frames and Spawn at the Sub-Acute Unit

In episode 2 of Have a Seat, I'm chatting about my time in the Sub-Acute Unit of Phoenix Children's Hospital. I cover everything from my various therapies to how I kept up with my school work.

It was a strange, empowering and difficult time in my life, but in the end, it helped shaped who I am today. From learning to breathe on a ventilator to finishing up my freshman year from my hospital room, there is no shortage of memorable experiences.

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The Disabled List: Shane Doan talks retirement, roping and life off the ice

The Disabled List: Shane Doan talks retirement, roping and life off the ice

To Arizona hockey fans, he’s simply known as Captain Coyote.

Shane Doan, an Arizona Coyotes legend, recently hung up his skates after 21 seasons with the team. With his hockey career in the rearview and his name at the top of many Coyotes records, Doan begins his new chapter off the ice.

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