Taxi Please?

So with all that it has to offer, why does New York City seem to be a relic when it comes to wheelchair accessibility? While many other parts of the country and the world have transitioned into the 21st century, The Big Apple still seems stuck in the 1950s when it comes to accommodating people in wheelchairs. I realize that the northeast region is the oldest part of the country and wants to maintain that sense of elite history and vintage sophistication, but I think there needs to be a major overhaul in the wheelchair accessibility of New York City’s transportation system.

It’s been coined The City That Never Sleeps, The Big Apple, and my personal favorite, “Concrete Jungle Where Dreams are made of” (courtesy of Jay-z and Alicia Keys).  Yes, we are talking about New York City, the entertainment and cultural Mecca of the world.  New York has so much to offer; there are world class restaurants, legendary landmarks, celebrated tourist hot spots, iconic museums, amazing shopping and who can forget the bright lights of Broadway.  Continue reading “Taxi Please?”

Disability Interview: Shauna Bruce-Hamburger

Interview with Shauna Bruce-Hamburger of Divine Potential

“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” Winston Churchill

Shauna Bruce-Hamburger is the perfect representation of this powerful quote. An optimist from a very young age, Shauna has always maintained a “glass half full” type attitude despite dealing with more than her share of struggle and challenge. Born with Spina bifida, Shauna vowed from an early age that she would never let her “so called” disability get in the way of living her life to the fullest. Continue reading “Disability Interview: Shauna Bruce-Hamburger”

Stem Cell Breakthrough

First Stem Cell Trial on Spinal Cord Injuries boldly headlined the CBS Evening News.

A few weeks ago I was sitting having dinner and drinks with a friend at a local hotspot. We were engrossed in typical conversation when the TV in the bar suddenly caught my eye. First Stem Cell Trial on Spinal Cord Injuries boldly headlined the CBS Evening News. My jaw dropped and my half chewed chicken enchilada teetered on the verge of falling out of my mouth. Seeing the shocked and dumbfounded look on my face, my friend turned around to see what had suddenly captivated my attention. Continue reading “Stem Cell Breakthrough”