Fall has Arrived for Wheelchair Users

If you have a spinal cord injury like me, you understand how we become cold very easily. It’s your first clue that summer is coming to an end and winter is creeping in. I can’t believe how fast the months fly. Thankfully, there are some things to appreciate about the fall season. Here are my favorites.

It’s Hoodie Weather

I love hoodies because you can get so many of them. They keep you very warm, unless it’s really cold outside. Hoodies are so versatile. They’re great for a leisurely stroll around the house or for going out with friends. Hoodies are so universal. You can wear them with anything.

Fall Flavors

I do appreciate fall because of all the flavors we get to experience, from flavored coffees to foods like pumpkin or apple pie. I’m really looking forward to Thanksgiving. The holiday means good times with friends and family. The food is always good and each year presents a different kind of flavor, which I appreciate it very much.

If you’re a coffee person, this is the best time of year to get all kinds of flavored coffees. Everybody is getting ready to stay warm by drinking coffee, eating hot food and cozying up in front of a fire.

Fall Foliage

I love the way the leaves on the trees change colors. Fall foliage is beautiful to see. I like how the leaves crunch under you when you’re rolling in your power chair. If you get the chance when you’re out and about, why not break down a pile of leaves and have fun?

Cold Weather

As the day gets shorter, the nights get longer. Hopefully the weather will be mild in the coming months. If it gets cold, I’m not going anywhere. You get bored after being in the house all the time. I am prepared try to get out in this cold a little more, because at some point, you must face your fear and take it. As much as I hate being cold, I rather be out and about then stuck at home every day. I’m blessed that I can have some mobility.

I hope everybody has a great fall!

About Jesse Cuellar: Jesse is an artist and a brand ambassador for Quantum Rehab®. An accident left him paralyzed from the neck down, so he uses his mouth to paint and expresses himself through his art. Jesse lives in St. Louis, Missouri, and enjoys painting and hanging out with his friends. Click here to learn more about Jesse.