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It's May 2013 and I am still not fully in my new chair. I started the process on ordering a new chair in March of 2012. I was finally working with a DME that was listening to me and what I wanted. After being in a Colours chair for the last few years I wanted another one. I've never had problems with the one I have been in and worked with a wonderful guy at Colours and was looking forward to ordering a custom chair and the chair of my dreams. It’s been more of a nightmare than anything else. Read More
I’m starting a new weight loss journey after quitting Weight Watchers at the beginning of the year. I thought I would be able to do it on my own, but I am kind of just stuck. My former physical therapist, and the man that is responsible for starting the Accessible Wellness Center has been losing weight and I asked him what he was. He told me he was on Take Shape for Life aka Medifast with a coach. I have been looking at Medifast for a while, but just couldn’t decide if I wanted to spend the money. After seeing his results in such a short amount of time it was the perfect reason for me to decide to set aside the money to join. Read More
This past weekend was the first ever adaptive ski event at Great Bear Recreational Park
in Sioux Falls, SD and to say it was an absolute blast is an understatement! For this being Great Bear’s first time ever doing an adaptive ski event they did a wonderful job. The Great Bear staff and volunteers were great in their training and it showed when it came time for us to ski. Read More