wheelgal
42 Mankato, United States
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My self-summary
Thanx much for clicking on my profile. As u can tell I'm in a wheelchair results from a car accident, (hence the screen name). There are many different sides to me, and just wanted to be straight up with this information. Your first impression might be: oh man a wheelchair.. I don't know anything about someone with a spinal injury either and it's rather scary. Wait a moment to go by your second, third, and forth thoughts just like how you would want others to be if it was your injury. In fact contact me and share with me your thoughts, concerns, or ask questions. If I want people to understand and know about me then I need to do a much better job of breaking down barriers and better educating about something frankly not a lot of people know or understand.
To answer some questions I've been asked:
No, I'm not contagious and you will not become paralyzed if I touch you.
No, I am NOT super fragile.
No, I'm unable to walk but I get around just fine in my wheelchair.
And the most asked question:. Yes, people with spinal cord injuries can have healthy intimate relationships including sex.

Keep the questions coming. :-)

I like going to concerts, playing cards & boardgames, lifting weights, wheelchair aerobics, football, getting out and enjoying (more the summer activities..it's my favorite season since I'm a bit of a freeze baby) Mother Nature.
I've been trying to eat healthier although my weaknesses ... I do love my sweets and foods with melted cheese. Any good cooks around? Chinese and Mexican are my favorites. Still can't stand coconuts.
I have 2 cats, very much an animal lover. My personality is a bit off the wall, I like to joke around..definitely can laugh at myself..humor is a very sexy and appreciated quality to have, especially sarcastic..to a point. I'm attracted to witty banter.
Also a freeze baby and ultimately would love to move south.
I've been told by many that I'm unique, silly, and a caring person.
What I’m doing with my life
I am advocate for disability awareness, that's basically making other people more aware of how daily activities for people in chairs are different..such as blocking a sidewalk, curb cut or to having inaccessible bathrooms, and not parking in handicap parking spaces or the (striped lines) access aisles.
Also into education in life after spinal injujries. Made a video about .. life after spinal cord injury. Also recently was part of a video to be distributed to the schools and aimed at educating teenager drivers and the parents of distractive driving and seatbelt use through Toward Zero Deaths, TZD. I feel its importance to educate teenagers as they start their path into this crazy world before they get their license.. it's so easy to get distracted and without that experience. Just doing my part in hopes of getting to one person every time I speak since I wasn't equipped with the knowledge I needed as a teenager.
I’m really good at
Telling u like IT IS, I'm the type of person u really want to know the truth..I'll give it to u along w/ tact. Genuine truth as I like to call it. WITTY BANTER>>>>love that type of personality.
Giving advice but yet can't do that for myself...why is that..? As much as giving advice..I also like to give out a listening ear. Long stimulating conversations.
Giving big smooches and hugs.
The first things people usually notice about me
I get compliments on my smile, hair, and eyes. Or my hot wheels.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
As for books: I REALLY enjoy True Crime... very stimulating.
Movies: I like all kinds but I must say Thrillers, Comedies, and HORROR are my faves.
Music: I enjoy Rock best (80's to today stuff). My taste varies depending on my mood. I really like Matchbox 20, Rob Thomas solo, and Daughtry. I'm not a big fan of rap nor most country...at least the real twangy type.
FOOD>>>GIMME... I ENJOY sweets ..I like dark chocolate, caramel and/or marshmallows in treats, and ice cream. I like fruit a lot..but for grapefruit. My fave types of foods are Chinese, Mexican, pastas, pizza, burgers, melt sandwiches...Not a fan of onions, peppers..unless finely chopped.
The six things I could never do without
Be hard to pick just 6..other than the obvious: God, food, water and air... family, freedom, friends, honesty, humor/laughter,...nice warm sunny day, good communication, music. Yes, that's more than 6... actually without music I don't think I'd be here. It really is everything to me - that's why I enjoy it so much. I probably should also add my lip balm. I do feel kind of lost without something on my lips.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
About LIFE, why people do things they do?? Why we judge others so harshly or myself. . (anybody is a heartbeat away from being in my shoes).
If a misunderstanding, why some people won't take a moment to help the other understand them.
What it be like to have a special someone and leave single status behind.
On a typical Friday night I am
I recently cut cable since I was getting into the habit of watching too much TV and quite the homebody which needs to stop. Now I have time for more activities. Hopefully you can show me some too.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I have an off the wall sense of humor. Also I'm left handed. If you know anything about leftys then you might understand me better.
You should message me if
If you are funny,like to tell stories, not a self centered all about me type (different than sharing things about yourself), low on the judgmental. Have witty banter sense of humor and can cook? Whatcha waiting for.?. Like to go to concerts, need some advice or like to give me some, wanna talk accessibility issues, or if u just want to say Hi. If you are looking for Friends With Benefits, please pass me by. If you don't smoke or in process of quitting. I don't do well around smoke and smell of cigarettes.
If you don't have pictures posted and something in your profile I probably won't reply.
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