It’s hard to believe that it’s only the middle of February and with the state of affairs in the world today I try very hard to focus my energy on affecting change in whatever capacity … Read the rest
How I Choose To Be Happy
The other day I posted an Instagram story that choosing to be happy is a conscious choice. I received a message from a person who asked me a simple, yet thought-provoking, question on how I … Read the rest
THE ROAD SO FAR … 2020 & Beyond
Where does one even start reflecting back on the year of 2020? This has been a year to remember for the ages from pandemics to politics to pandemonium around every corner of the globe. The … Read the rest
My Husband – Partner & Caregiver – How Do We Make It Work?
Recently my husband and I took a week long vacation to visit a friend in Florida. I distinctly remember one day when he was helping me with all of my bathroom duties, getting my swimsuit … Read the rest
Am I Manipulating the Health Insurance System?
Over the last several years I’ve made it my mission to try and overturn health insurance denials for what I, and many of my medical professionals, deem is “medically necessary” for in-home use with my … Read the rest
Health Insurance Approval for Specialized Shower Chair – Unexpected Win!
Since winning the approval of my seat elevator for my power wheelchair through navigating the labyrinth of Blue Cross and Blue Shield’s appeal’s process by taking my story to the local news – I have … Read the rest
Health Insurance Company Vs. The Individual (0-1) – Advocacy 101
After a long and arduous 7-month road of winding adventure of denials, appeals, and out of the box advocacy techniques … I’m proud to announce I took receipt of my new power wheelchair yesterday with … Read the rest
The Fight for Survival – Health Insurance Battle for Medically Necessary Wheelchair Seat Elevator – Final Decision
Over the last several months I’ve engaged in a head-to-head battle with my insurance company, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBS), for a critical function on my power wheelchair called the seat … Read the rest
The Fight for Survival – Health Insurance Battle Tactics for Medically Necessary Services – Part 2
We should be enraged, inspired to change, and determined to fight as Americans with the state of our healthcare system in this country. The fact that we spend 2 to 3 times more on health … Read the rest
The Art of Health Insurance Appeals: My Battle for a Power Wheelchair Seat Lift
As I was strapped into my electrical stimulation bike while simultaneously lifting weights I had my Bluetooth snuggly positioned into my ear listening to my “Rock it Out” music to keep my motivation over that … Read the rest
Aquatic Therapy – The Story of a Paralyzed Mermaid
Thinking back to my childhood I recall playing the “what do you want to be when you grow up” game with other kids. My answer was always a resounding “mermaid.” The water has always been … Read the rest
Intimacy and Romance After Marriage – “Newlywed Life”
If you get married in your early 20’s I’m sure life after marriage, especially newlywed life, is comprised of sex, unicorns, and rainbows! However, I think when you get married in your mid 30’s or … Read the rest