Young Woman Checks Bungee Jumping Off Her Bucket List!

Today’s blog is a video of an adrenaline junkie, checking one more thing off her bucket list. Bungee Jumping is one of the easiest ways to get your adrenaline pumping and to get that feeling of your stomach jumping up into your throat. Whistler Bungee created a safe and memorable experience for Tara Weber who is a paraplegic. She was literally thrown off the side of a bridge. With a smile from ear to ear she seemed to have a great jump!

It’s a bucket list,

Michelle Wolfe, RMT
Protocol Therapist, Director of Social Media
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Wheelchair Stunt Man

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Aaron Fotheringham, aka Wheelz, is inspiring people around the world, especially people who use wheelchairs to mobilize. He travels with Nitrus Circus riding WCMX (Wheelchair Motocross.) Wheelz was born with Spinabifida and his doctors told him he would forever need assistance from others to get around and to survive. He has definitely showed them wrong and created his own destiny and legacy. As Wheelz says, “you’re only as disabled as you feel” which is surely the attitude that enables him to hit so many ramps and jumps while using his wheelchair. The way he goes about his day to day is equally as inspiring. He’s able to go up and down stairs with his chair, take escalators and hop in and out of a vehicle without hesitation. There are endless videos of him training and performing dangerous jumps all over YouTube. Here are a few videos that would inspire anyone with any type of mobility!

Wheelchair skatboarding trickster.

His story,

Michelle Wolfe
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ReelAbilities Film Festival Opens in Toronto

Unknown-2.pngThe month of May is an exciting month to be downtown Toronto. A few weeks ago I wrote about Tangled Art Gallery, opening May 4th displaying art and disability. I also shared the exciting addition of several featured documentaries providing described video technology for the deaf at this years International Documentary Festival (Hot Docs) from April 28th-May 8th.

In addition there is the opening for the ReelAbilities Film Festival (RAFF) from May 12th-19th. Toronto is scheduled to launch the first annual edition of RAFF.
This is the largest film festival in North America dedicated to promoting the awareness and appreciation of lives, stories and art of people with disabilities.

The Festival will take place in 13 other cities across the United States with Toronto being the first city in Canada. RAFF showcases films, conversations and artistic programs to explore, embrace, and celebrate the diversity of our shared human experience.

With tickets only $12 and 14 different public screenings and panel discussions to choose from, there is sure to be something to appeal to everyone. Visit the ticket box office and book your shows now. https://tytix.tiff.net/scripts/max/10.17.40.32-34000/maxweb.exe

Michelle Wolfe, RMT
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