We love such stories! She - born with spina bifida, can only move in a wheelchair. He - after falling ill with glaucoma, lost his sight completely. Melanie Knecht and Trevor Hahn got into sports activities, they also went together to the adaptive class of boxing and climbing. They were united by friendship and a great passion for travel. They both grew up in Colorado, where there are plenty of places to spend time actively. Melanie is not able to climb alone, which is why she often used the help of friends. The situation changed completely when Trevor appeared in her life and with it the chance to travel together and above all complement each other during their lifetime. Before they decided on their first expedition they had many preparatory courses, which, as they say, were necessary for everything to go their way while climbing the highest peak in Colorado.
| Source: outsideonline.com
Special gynecological clinics
Last week, the capital City hall announced fantastic news! Two hospitals (Prague Hospital and Solec Hospital) are opening special gynecological clinics, all for ladies who have encountered various types of difficulties in accessing or adapting such clinics to the needs of people with disabilities, now they will be easily able to use them. Special equipment and qualified staff will allow clinics to provide professional assistance to everyone, without any exception. As emphasized by the Warsaw City Hall, the fight for equality and accessibility is a priority. Gynecological clinics - this is just the beginning (we hope so!). Specialized training, thanks to which employees received the necessary knowledge about the needs of women with disabilities - were conducted thanks to Kulawa Warszawa.
| Source: tvnwarszawa.tvn24.pl
Beaches for everyone
Jastarnia, Jurata, and Kuźnica meet the needs of people with disabilities who decided to spend their holidays at the Polish seaside. Anyone who dreams of a sea breeze and a moment of relaxation on the beach, from this year, can benefit from a special amphibian (stroller designed for both people with disabilities and the elderly and children suffering from chronic diseases or struggling with other mobility restrictions). Amphibious is also a fantastic solution for people who are afraid of water. Its use is possible both on the sand and directly in the water. Each bath taking place using this solution is supervised, there are two assistants per disabled person (lifeguards who have undergone special training in communication and operating the wheelchair).
| Source: nadmorski24.pl
Story of love
Another beautiful love story will appear on our profile today. Justyna and Miłosz met on the internet five years ago. He - an interesting, young, funny man who has been struggling with muscular dystrophy for years, when he was 11 years old, the disease forced him to start using a wheelchair. She - young, beautiful, full of life and dreams, up to her ears in love with a man who today she can proudly call a husband. The story of this couple sounds like a description of a romantic Hollywood comedy. This is not a fragment of the script, but real relationship, true and sincere love, between two people who, despite many adversities, decided to spend the rest of their lives together with all the costs. From the beginning of this acquaintance, Justyna knew that Miłosz was in a wheelchair and the relationship with him would not be a bed full of roses, on the contrary, it could be a daily struggle. This knowledge, however, did not change her attitude in any way, and as they both planned for several years - they got married, forever.
| Source: tvp3.pl
New Guinness Record!
The new Guinness record has been broken. 99 daredevils (wheelchair users) gathered at English Heathrow Airport to do something that no one had ever done before. A team of disabled people "pulled" the heaviest plane so far at the airport by over 100 meters. The event was also organized for another reason - the main goal was to raise money by the British Charity Organization Aerobility, whose most important mission is to enable all persons with disabilities (without any exception) to use air transport. Aerobility, in order to increase the chances of collecting a sufficient sum of funds, also organized a charity ball during which it was possible to gather over 90 thousand British pounds (about PLN 450,000).