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We at mobileWOMEN.org believe that women with disabilities steer their own lives. Empowered by knowledge, we are having children, pursuing careers, competing in professional sports arenas, becoming community leaders, and living life to the fullest! Now at mobileWOMEN.org there is a place for us to unite and ask questions, as well as share ideas, insights, and experiences. Most of all, this site is a place where we can learn from each other.
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Raising a daughter who lives with a disability is far from easy. My parents did the best they could as most any parent would.  As a child, I was given safety and comfort when I lived through fractures and operations. I was protected from the bumps and bruises of life that could have done me great harm at that delicate period of my life. That protection, so ... more...
Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN Jan 26, 2016 11:34 AM EST
All of my life I knew what I wanted to do.  And that was to help people.  Growing up with Spina Bifida , much of my playtime was spent pretending I was either a surgeon or a nurse.  My dolls and stuffed animals were my patients, with my mother’s living room as the hospital ward.  Back in the day of glass I.V. bottles, after some of my own hospital stays, nurses ... more...
Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN Jan 26, 2016 11:26 AM EST
The New Year is an exciting time, a fresh start to new beginnings, goals and plans, however it is difficult to begin the new chapter when your life is cluttered with objects from years passed. Since many of us live in cold climates and are stuck inside, why not make this a productive time to purge? After you go through these steps, you will feel surprisingly ... more...
Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN Jan 15, 2016 12:58 PM EST
I'm just shy of my fortieth birthday and ready to fully engage myself in becoming a contributing member of society. For years, I was a hermit in my home, believing that activities did not include disabled people like myself. I've had Multiple Sclerosis for eighteen years and need to use a wheelchair for mobility. It took many years to accept my situation. ... more...
Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN Jan 10, 2016 12:33 PM EST
New Year's Eve, the day where many of us gather with our family and friends to say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one with sparkles and lots of cheer.  Ever since I was a little girl, this was one of my favorite celebrations. One of the reasons why is because my family had a tradition of ringing in the new year wearing a brand-new outfit. ... more...
Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN Dec 29, 2015 11:44 AM EST
MobileWOMEN columnists have banded together to bring you a list of our favorite life hacks…those random things in life we do to make living life in a chair a little easier. We hope that you read something worth trying in your own life. We’d love for you to share your own life hacks on our mobileWOMEN Facebook page so that other readers can ... more...
Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN Dec 2, 2015 1:01 PM EST
I have had the pleasure of interviewing some amazing women since becoming a writer for mobileWOMEN.org, but 24 year old Amberley Snyder is a story I won’t soon forget.  Falling in love with horses as a small child, she now does rodeo professionally and has lived with a spinal cord injury since 2010.   Her life’s passion with horses ... more...
Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN Dec 2, 2015 12:37 PM EST
Alette Coble-Temple may have been apprehensive to participate in the Ms. Wheelchair California and Ms. Wheelchair America Pageants, but, as it turns out, life events had been pointing her in the direction of becoming a strong advocate for people with disabilities before she even knew what that really meant. Growing up with cerebral palsy in the ... more...
Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN Dec 2, 2015 12:19 PM EST
In light of the fact it is the holidays, we realized that mobileWOMEN are not only grateful for the usual things such as good health, family, friends, etc. but we have some unique reasons for which to be thankful! Here are our top favorites: Every pair of shoes we own looks absolutely brand new. This fact could explain why our closets are full of shoes given ... more...
Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN Dec 2, 2015 12:06 PM EST
I was ecstatic when asked to share my travel experiences to the beautiful country of Switzerland. Then I thought to myself, “Where do I begin?” Switzerland is so much more than the home of gourmet cheeses and decadent chocolates, or the heavenly views of white Alps, charming chalets and dewy green meadows.  Specifically, the city of ... more...
Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN Nov 7, 2015 8:06 PM EST

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    Good morning, Jenn.
    Thanks for taking the time to send me good information. I am still looking for feedback from women who have a SCI and have recently had a pregnancy and delivery. So whoever reads this post, I would be happy to hear you are willing to share your individual experiences for the benefit of other women. Thanking you all in advance.   
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    Hi DRF,

    I hope you are able to get some feedback from the community on this topic, listed below is a link to our factsheet on Sex and Pregnancy which may connect with some helpful information and additional resources you can persure for your writing piece.

    Sex and Pregnancy for Females

    The Reeve Foundation also has Information Specialist on staff that can direct you to addition resources, please call 1-800-539-7309 or fill out our online form.

    Take Care,

    Jenn 
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    I would like to write a service piece dealing with the pregnancy and birth experiences of women with SCI. This article would be available to the community of active wheelchair users. The goal of my article would be to help women and their partners have a positive pregnancy and delivery, no matter where they lived. Right now, I am looking for women willing to answer some written questions dealing with their recent (past few years) experiences. Thanks to everyone who is willi...