Reconnecting: Relationship Advice from Wheelchair Users


Wheel:Life, an online community for wheelchair users worldwide, has published Reconnecting: Relationship Advice from Wheelchair Users as a new e-book on Amazon.com. Wheel:Life publications center on sharing resources and support for people who use wheelchairs.

Thomas Morris shares advice in the book on how to deal with family members who want to help -- too much.

Thomas Morris shares advice in the book on how to deal with family members who want to help — too much.

Within Reconnecting: Relationship Advice from Wheelchair Users, readers will hear from people who use wheelchairs as they share their perspective on friends, family and relationships including dating, marriage and parenting.

Author Lisa Wells shares real-life examples and success stories throughout the book based on her lengthy career that includes ongoing interactions with disability advocates, non-profit supporters and peer support group members.

“Wheel:Life continuously receives inquiries from people who are seeking advice on relationships with their friends, family, co-workers and loved ones, especially from those who are new to using a wheelchair,” Wells says. “While Wheel:Life doesn’t have all of the answers, we are thrilled to provide meaningful support by offering this book filled with personalized advice from wheelchair users.”

Reconnecting: Relationship Advice from Wheelchair Users features interviews with:

  • Reconnecting-CoverLowResGraduate student & quadriplegic Ather Sharif about connecting on a college campus
  • Amputee Thomas Morris on connecting through his unique appearance and personality
  • NSCIA [Buffalo, NY chapter] President Natalie Barnhard who connects Wheels with Wings
  • Paraplegic Todd Robinson who explains his family connection through the joy of adoption
  • Quadriplegic Ashleigh Justice who connects on the quad rugby field and as a young mother

Available for purchase at Amazon’s Kindle bookstore, the book retails for $1.99.  Proceeds from the book go toward funding additional Wheel:Life programs for the wheelchair community that they serve.

Purchase your copy for Kindle and iPad here.

Note: If you have a disability, you can request a free copy of this book here.

Getting out of the house and getting involved with an activity or group is the fastest and easiest way to reconnect.

Getting out of the house and getting involved with an activity or group is the fastest and easiest way to reconnect.

Wheel:Life publications are funded by the generous support of our corporate sponsors, who include Abilities Expo, Bard Medical, Cure Medical, Hollister Incorporated, LoveYourNurse.com, Medtrade, Melio, The Mobility Project, and SPORTS ‘N SPOKES.

lisawellsbookphotoAbout The Author:
Lisa Wells is a veteran of online marketing and e-commerce, with more than 20 years of experience in public relations, marketing communications and web-based product management at medical device, medical supply and health technology companies. A strong advocate for people with disabilities, you can find her speaking and teaching at healthcare conferences nationwide.   Visit her consulting website at www.getsocialconsulting.com.

About Wheel:Life
Wheel:Life is a global initiative that assists people in addressing the many questions and challenges that come with using a wheelchair. Wheel:Life resources help people find quality health and medical resources, related medical research and news. Our social community offers networking within an online peer support group that is intended to promote a full and active life as a wheelchair user.  More than 70,000 wheelchair users from 108 countries took part in Wheel:Life resources in 2014. Visit us at www.www.wheel-life.org.

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