Wednesday, July 31, 2013

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:

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
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