Spring is here! I’m so excited that it’s warming up. No more snow and unpredictable weather! I am sure many power wheelchair users can relate to the challenges of dealing with snow. Warmer weather means getting outside again. I can actually take my dog Mya for walks and good long ones too. I think it’s good for both our souls.
Mya and I also go on skateboard adventures, as long as it’s not raining. I have an electric skateboard that does 22 mph. Mya always tries to race me (LOL). We go on adventures through town. There are a lot of great places to go in Chicago. I love Millennium Park and it’s really accessible for wheelchair users like me. There’s tons of cool landscaping and public art installations scattered all over the place. Plus, there’s usually concerts scheduled during the warmer months of the year.
The warmer weather means that all the golf courses will be opening. That’s always a blast. I do enjoy going to Top Golf and hitting some golf balls. I like to practice my swing. Golf is a great sport and it’s something that people of all abilities can find a way to enjoy.
It doesn’t matter what I do. I just love being outside and now that can happen again. It’s finally spring and it just gets better from here on out!
About Bryan Anderson: Bryan grew up and resides in Illinois. Injured by an IED in October 2005, Bryan is one of the few triple amputees to survive his injuries in Iraq. He is an ambassador for the Gary Sinise Foundation and a spokesperson for USA Cares, which is focused on assisting post 9-11 veterans. Click here to learn more about Bryan.