Resolution Revolution

We are about a week into the new year and everyone around us is plugging away at those 2017 resolutions. Getting fit, travel, relationships… everyone seems to be focused on making this year “their year”.   However, as a person with a disability, resolutions may seem like an able bodied concept. Working out, seeing the

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All I want for Christmas is…

My two front teeth… A red ryder beebee gun… You???? I’m sure your Christmas list is filled with some very cool things but, have you thought about some items that are not only cool but functional too?   Assistive Technology (AT) devices have come a long way and are designed to help us with our

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DadAbility

As I rewind a bit and look back, I can’t help but wonder – why was I so concerned about being a dad. I mean how hard could it be, right?   Yeah, there’s the whole disability thing. The obvious limitations that comes with being a chair user plus, the demands of parenting, are fairly

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Wheelchair Traveling Up Up and Away

As many wheelchair users know, wheelchair travel is not the easiest task to accomplish; thus the reason I am choosing to discuss planes, trains, and automobiles… Wait what? I mean planes, wheelchairs, and adaptive sports equipment.   Now that I have your attention, when it comes to wheelchair travel, each of understand that traveling with

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Becoming Invictus

What do you do when you face a life changing illness, injury or wounds? What thoughts go through your mind when you hear doctors tell you they have no idea why this happened to you?   2011, I was on a schedule military deployment, my career was soaring, I had just commissioned the year before

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Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

Let the countdown officially begin! Only a few short hours until turkey, mashed potatoes, mac n cheese, piled high plates, and full bellies. And of course family, friends, and football. I am personally super pumped. Gotta love Thanksgiving. The holiday fast approaching also means the biggest travel day of the year is upon us. This

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Bravery?

Nylon.com, the official website for the magazine publication, shared a Tumblr video (http://petitetimidgay.tumblr.com/) of 23 year old Philadelphia blogger Erin speaking on the unequal treatment she’s received as a person with a disability.  This “unequal treatment” may not be what you’d immediately think. Erin wasn’t referring to stares, nasty comments, or not being able to

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SCI Awareness All Year Long

September has been a heck of month for Alter Ur Ego. Five days ago we officially started accepting pre-orders and with the success of our Kick Starter we’ll be able to roll out finished products in time for the holidays.   September is also Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Awareness Month. Obviously this month long observance

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Musings of a BuzzFeed Junkie

    I have to admit Buzzfeed sometimes steals hours of my day. Hysterical and sometimes a bit infuriating this list is too good not to share. How many out there can relate? What would you add?   My favorite: 20. You never let anybody stop you doing your thing     27 Things You’ll

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Our Kickstarter, Kicked Ass

We bulldozed past our goal of $20,000. All said and done Alter Ur Ego’s Kickstarter ended with 465 backers and raised $28,627!! I can’t say thank you enough to everyone that donated, shared on social media, and helped get the word out. Overwhelmed with the support so many have show our company.   A big

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