The Photographer

A young man sets out on a quest to capture the perfect photograph. In the summer of 2005, I was involved in a severe car accident that left me paralyzed from the waist down. Upon waking up in the ICU, one face was staring back at me; my father’s. For the next month, my father had the nurses on duty wheel a chair into my room every single night, and that’s where he’d be until I opened my eyes in the morning.

Seven years since that fateful day in June, my father remains my biggest supporter. After more than two years in a wheelchair, I finally defied the odds and became vertical once more. I know deep within myself that this improbable recovery has a great deal to do with my father. And ‘The Photographer’ is my way of expressing  my gratitude. My father, the most reliable human being I’ve ever known.

Ara Sagherian

Writer and Director of the short film ‘The Photographer’ (2012)

Life is a Game

Watch Taja’s fantastic rap. Wheelchair football is liberating for football-loving boys and young men with Duchene Muscular Dystrophy and other disabling conditions. And it brings a whole new level of meaning to the beautiful game. Accompanied by musicians from the CBSO and a choir from Joseph Leckie Community College in Walsall that features Taja’s amazing rap, Bradley tells it how it is. A Rosetta Life Acorns Hospice collaboration.

On a First Wheelchair

A Blue One By Ivy Scherbarth October 7, 2011

My son, Rain, is four years old and is outgrowing his old baby stroller. Even though he is walking well for short distances, he will need some other conveyance for longer distances. After some consideration, we decided to approach the conveyance question the same way we might approach a pair of new shoes. After all, he needs a contraption to help him get from place to place. He’ll be using it a lot, probably every day. We figured he should be part of the decision of what to get. We laid out a couple of alternatives that we thought about equal in value, and asked for Rain’s opinion.

“Rain, you’re getting bigger and you’re about to outgrow your stroller. When you do, would you like to have a stroller that’s the next size up or would you like to have a wheelchair?”

Big, enormous smile. “I want a wheelchair! A blue one.”

“You know that it won’t be a power wheelchair like our friend Mark has. It’ll be a push wheelchair where you just sit there and a grownup will drive you. We won’t use it in the house. We’ll use it just the same way that [...] continue the story

Gamnific

Fabian Castilla was a weelchair basket player in the Argentinian selection for the 1992 Olympics Games in Barcelona. After, he decided to move to Catalonia (Spain) with his wife. In 2001, he started to be the coach and a player from the team Joventut of Badalona. Since 2001, he has made it possible for a team with little budget to be now in the Spanish first division of weelchair basket. This film talks about Fabian’s life, and his dreams.