Category Archives for "Amazing Families … Amazing Blogs"

Another Amazing Story — Video

"Hope I inspire other disabled people to engage in their life term ambitions."

This man has used technology to allow him to be a DJ.  His hands have limited dexterity so he types with his nose.

It shows how he uses the computer to make the mix.

In this video, I explain how I use my PC to enable me to be a DJ. As I’m disabled, I am unable to physically use real decks and mixers, etc.
I would like to dedicate this video to ellaskins, as he requsted me to do a video like this, and also inspired me to keep at DJ’ing.
Also, sorry about the sound quality…..
Feel free to contact me if you would like to know anything (my email/etc are on my profile)

http://www.dj.pedster.co.uk/

Disability Resource Guide by Rudy

Head on over to Rudy’s Disability Resource Guide.

Here’s what he has to say about his blog  Which has up to date and current content…Something I always appreciate in a blog.

This is a web site with links to information on a wide variety of disability issues it is intended both for people with disabilities and those who wish to learn about disability issues. The main goal of this web site is to raise disability awareness and understanding. It’s a place where people can do research on disability issues. I also wanted to be a place where people can share experiences and help each other.

About the founder of this site

my name is Rudy I have cerebral palsy and I am in a wheelchair.  I have also had chronic pain for the past 10 years I love to do research and I hope people benefit from what I find and post on this web site.

Video Blog Youtube

I am constantly amazed at what Youtube has done to the Internet and to conversations about different subjects.  It is not just a platform for watching home movies of dogs doing flips, cats caught in bags or a place to place advertisements to run elsewhere in the web.

It is also a place where people can Vlog or V-Blog (whatever you want to call it).  A V-Blog is a Video Blog.  So instead of maintaining a blog like we do here by typing, you can create a video entry and "post" your thoughts.  Here’s a guy (John) posting his first video in order to start a conversation and talk about himself.  He happens to have cerebral palsy but that is only part of what he wants to blog about.

Link to his YouTube Home page, Pontificating Palsy

Another Amazing Family

I have been reading Get Emily Walking for several months now.  Today her entry really struck me.  There are big emotional ups and downs for family’s who have disabled children.  Here’s a quote from today. 

Ask any mother with a chronically ill child and they will tell you that during this time you keep your head down and focused on keeping everything together. You can’t look up for a second because if you do you’ll lose it. If you start to cry you’ll never stop so just keep your nose down and push to the end. Mom’s with sick kids need gentle help. You have no idea what it’s like to be a parent in control of everything one minute and the next you’re free falling through the air not knowing where you’re going to land. If you’re like me you’ll try to do it all alone until one day you’re so sick you fear you might collapse and you finally admit to your friends that you need a little help. If you’re lucky like me you’ll have a group of special people who try to catch you. I’m very bad at asking for help, always have been and actually I’ve very unlikely too LOL but really good friends know what you need and just do it.

I have nothing to add to that.

http://getemilywalking.blogspot.com/2007/11/my-confusion.html

Bird on the Street

I’ve decided to start a new category here and I’ve called it "Amazing Families…Amazing Blogs".  I have found over the years that I have been blogging that I routinely stumble upon blogs written by mothers, fathers, brothers and sisters about their life.  Usually these blogs are highly personal, sometimes raw with emotion and incredibly honest about the struggles and joys associated with having a child or sibling with cerebral palsy or some other disability. 

Today I start with "Bird on the Street"  If you are interested head on over there and enjoy the writing.  It is from the heart.