My wheelchair got trapped in the snow and I’m legit stuck! HEEEELP!! Yeah, it wasn’t great, but in this scenario I show you the danger and difficulty of being stuck in a snow bank. My wheelchair is pretty hefty, it’s one of those old hospital types until I get my new one. But even though it’s a tank, it can get stuck in snow pretty easily, and this bank is pretty huge, let me tell you! One easy way to get unstuck is to shift your weight around so as to loosen the snow or ice. This is easier done in heftier chairs. If you have one of those custom light wheelchairs, you will not have this advantage, however you will have the advantage of having descent traction on your wheels so you won’t get stuck as easily in the first place. You can watch my tutorial on how to get through the snow, or learn how to prepare for a snow storm in another one of my videos, I got you covered. But for the sake of the topics in this video, I specifically wanted to focus purely on just how to deal with getting stuck in a snow bank particularly seeing as how this is the single most difficult problems people in wheelchairs face in the winter time. If you find yourself in this situation, you now know how to get out of it other than calling for backup. If you liked this video please thumbs it up and share it, thank you.
Today I got to work with Freakin Rad and Kuma Films and it was freakin’ rad! They needed a few extras on set today and I thought since I’ve done a lot of YouTube acting and I vlog that I would sign up…and I got a part! So basically I get there and my buddy Patrick Hayes calls me and says to go into Guru’s restaurant because they were filming behind there after they got the other shot done. So I’m in the restaurant waiting and after a while Patrick shows up and we go out back into the parking lot. There I found a food truck and some of the Freakin Rad film crew there. Then this extremely cute blonde girl shows up and it turns out that she was actually going to be acting with me. We talked for a minute and then all of a sudden there was a problem with the food truck….it wouldn’t start and they needed to move it into position! So all the guys started pushing it and finally got it where it needed to be. Shortly after Freakin Rad wanted Char (the cute blonde girl) and myself to go up to the food truck and start acting like we were a couple on a date ordering some food, so we did. The second scene involved robbers who run out of a building and head our way and that’s when Char and I run for our lives. Those were the only two scenes in the film that I had and Char was with me the whole time. I felt bad for not talking to her much on set, but I think we were both pretty cold and almost completely frozen on set so whatever. If you liked the video thumbs it up and share it, thank you.
This is actually the third vlog that I’ve made showing you that me and my wheelchair are stuck in snow. January has been a rough month for me because of the snow. If the sidewalks aren’t shoveled then my wheelchair gets stuck in the snow pretty easily. My landlord has a guy that is suppose to shovel but apparently he didn’t do a very good job of it and now I’m staring at a driveway where it’s shoveled where the cars are at but not where my driveway is….so frustrating! It’s hard to explain how it feels to be literally trapped in your apartment for several days on end without any way out whatsoever. You start to get cabin fever, you get stressed, and emotionally depressed. Being stuck in snow with a wheelchair is one of the more emotionally trying things I deal with, luckily it only lasts for one season out of the year. Out of the three videos I’ve done about being trapped by the snow, I’ve actually been stuck multiple days, not just the days I filmed. The filming is only a fraction of the time I’ve been stuck in the snow in my wheelchair and you don’t get to see the rest of the time where it gets difficult. I hope that by showing you this very difficult aspect of my life you can get an idea of what it’s like if you’ve never been in this situation and maybe even appreciate the freedom you have if you aren’t. If you liked this video please thumbs it up and share it, thank you.
The Strike is my favorite band of all time. They are local and what I love about them most is that they always bring tons of energy to their live concerts. I had the pleasure of attending The Strike’s live concert at Velour Live Music Gallery in Provo, Utah and once again they were….amazing! I’ve followed The Strike for years, although recently haven’t been to a concert of theirs lately due to being really busy with my channel on YouTube. There was another band there tonight at Velour Live Music Gallery that was from Australia opening for The Strike called Drawing North and they were really good! I got one of the band members to say hello in the beginning of the Vlog. This concert was so fun, and it was even more fun with my friends Aimee Vargas, Tyler, Aryn, Demi and a few others. Aimee is the one I’ve mentioned before in other vlogs because she is also in a wheelchair and has Spina Bifida like me. She’s one of the most notorious local music promoters in Utah and everyone here in the music industry knows her. It’s great to be back with the old gang again for another epic concert. Also, go watch Warriors by The Strike and you will see Aimee, Tyler, and myself in the music video! If you liked this video please thumbs it up and share it, thank you.
VR is fast becoming the biggest trend on YouTube. So without further ado, I bring you one of my wheelchair point of view videos in…VR! I had a lot of fun making this video and figuring out how to make a VR video particularly, and it was actually pretty simple. In fact, making a VR video is actually more simple than I thought it would be. It’s a bit tricky, but simple. So in this video I basically just take you around some neighborhoods and down town in my wheelchair, it’s really that basic. However, it’s quite a different feel to be in a wheelchair, which is why I wanted you to see what it’s like for me on a daily basis. For example, sitting down means I am quite a bit shorter than everyone else standing up (unless you are eight years old, haha). This means it’s going to be a different vantage point, but that’s actually the point of this video. I want you all to see what I see every single day. It might be a strange thing to get use to at first, but i assure you that as you watch this video over and over again, you will get use to the idea of what I see on a daily basis in a wheelchair. Just make sure that when you watch this video you put on your virtual reality headset so you can properly enjoy this video. If you liked this video please thumbs it up and share it, thank you.
I’m super excited to announce my upcoming wheelchair project as well as some other really fun projects in the next week or so. The first project I’ll be vlogging will be up in SLC. A friend of mine is running a dance club up there for the hearing impaired and I was invited to go up and check it out. It will definitely be a unique but amazing experience and I’m stoked to go and vlog that. The second project I will be vlogging is a local Provo concert with the band The Strike. The Strike is my favorite band and I’ve been following them for several years now. They are also one of the most popular bands here in Utah. They’ve opened for people like Kelly Clarkson and have performed for the Stadium Of Fire. It will be great to see those guys again and chat with them after the show. The third project I’m working on this month is the upcoming wheelchair project that I’m very excited about. I won’t be saying exactly what it is, but I will give you a few hints. It’s wheelchair related and it’s going to be a VR video. That’s all I can tell you all for now. I’m not sure if I’ll be uploading it later this week or next week, but it will be soon. Anyway, I hope you will like what I have planned for you on my channel. If you liked this vlog please thumbs it up and share it, thank you.
Me and my wheelchair are fiiiiiinally free of snow and it feels so great! I’ve been cooped up in my apartment for the last couple of weeks, and the snow is finally letting up. It might not sound like a big deal, but when you’re in a wheelchair, trust me, it’s a very big deal. People like me in a wheelchair have a very hard time in snow, and being free of that is one of the best feelings in the world. Sure, I have a landlord who has shoveled the parking lot, and parents helping me get to the grocery store this week, but we have had about six major storms come through Utah and it’s only halfway through January so it just piles up and gets worse no matter what. And how about those sidewalk curbs that everyone forgets to shovel, what’s up with that? It frustrates me to no end! People need to realize that there are people in wheelchairs who need to be free of the snow and that means remembering to shovel the curbs as well. I find it ridiculous that people forget that. Anyway, in this video I talk about me and my wheelchair being free of the snow and how happy I am to be out and about now. I went to a YouTube meeting last night and it was so nice to be able to go out and have my freedom back. There are snow storms coming later next week, but I’ve done this kind of thing all my life, so I’ll handle it just fine. If you liked this video please thumbs it up and share it, thank you.