Category Archives: Inspiration

How To: Rolling Through A Snow Bank In A Wheelchair (tutorial)

This is another very quick tutorial on how to roll through a snow bank in a wheelchair. It’s pretty simple, you just approach the snow bank in your wheelchair, do a wheelie, and plow right through it while riding the wheelie. I will warn that this should only be done by professionals at wheelies though because the snow banks many times are slippery due to ice and riding a wheelie through ice is very dangerous. During the winter, snow is the one of the biggest problems for people in wheelchairs. Many of us struggle to get by simply because we have snow blocking the way to a car, a grocery store, or outside in general. If you get stuck outside in a large snow bank and have no other options, this strategy will certainly do the job. Many of my wheelchair tutorials seem short and simple, and they are, but keep in mind there are those who are new to being in a wheelchair and they often times may need simple tutorials like these ones. I have another tutorial on how to get through the snow, but I wanted to do this one even though it’s similar because it shows specifically one of the strategies of getting past the snow (particularly snow banks on sidewalks). I hope someone in a wheelchair will find this tutorial helpful. If you liked this video please thumbs it up and share it, thank you.

The Honest Truth About Creating Content And The Casey Neistat Commercial

First off, I didn’t mean to, well…hijack this video with mostly personal opinion of how hard creating content can be. In fact, I really love creating amazing or fun content for you guys, which is why I love Casey Neistat’s commercial about the subject. But sometimes what comes out comes out. If you haven’t seen Casey Neistat’s commercial, go watch it. I’ve got some YouTube friends who’s videos were also featured in the commercial which is really cool. In the commercial Casey talks about how content creators should be celebrated for doing what they do with little equipment and big ambitions. I personally loved what was said in the commercial and closely connect to it. So yes, I’m telling the Honest Truth about creating content, but I want to point out also that I couldn’t imagine doing anything else. Many of you know that I started a second channel, and I’m putting a lot of energy and time into it. I’m still vlogging on this channel, but lately feel a bit burned out. This commercial has brought out the fire again in vlogging, which is really the point of what I’m trying to say in this video. And who better to know about vlogging than Casey Neistat?! Okay, maaaaybe Superwoman….and iJustine! If you liked this video please thumbs it up and share it, thank you.

Wheelchair Accessible Park And A Nice Day

Wheelchair accessible parks are actually not too hard to find, although to be fair I’ve been to an inaccessible park before. It’s also a really nice day outside, the sun is shining, it’s a bit warmer than normal, and there’s a slight cool breeze blowing. Days like this, especially after a really cruel, snowy, cloudy January, just make you want to go outside and enjoy the outdoors. In this video that’s exactly what I talk about. It’s been a really rough winter, in fact, one of the worst on recent record. For those of you in wheelchairs you know exactly how bad it can get because of the snow. It’s nearly impossible to use your wheelchair on snow laden sidewalks, or even ice for that matter. I know the struggles, believe me…I KNOW! Haha. Well, here in Utah January is the big snow month. It usually doesn’t snow much in December or February so I think we’re out of the woods already, which again, is the read I am enjoying a beautiful day outside in a wheelchair accessible park. For those of you who don’t know what it’s like being in a wheelchair, trust me, accessible anything goes a long way. And….I really hope this nice weather lasts, although it is going to snow later this week. It probably won’t be a big snow storm though. If you liked this video please thumbs it up and share it, thank you.

Greatest Valentine’s Day Message EVER!

This miiiiight be the greatest Valentine’s Day message….EVER! But I’ll let you decide that. I actually had this idea come up last minute when I was shopping at my local supermarket, so I bought some flash cards while I was there on the spot and went out and made this video. I believe that everyone deserves to be loved, it’s not earned. And I also believe that everyone IS loved by someone. This is the super special Valentine’s Day message I want you all to get out of this video. It doesn’t matter who you are, you ARE loved by someone, whether you know it or not. I feel like Valentine’s day is so overrated, you buy crap for the one you love, they don’t even really appreciate it, then it’s all over. This message is out a few days early because honestly it doesn’t matter what day it is to be loved or to tell someone you love them. It really is an almost worthless day really, expectations and all. I say, if you really want to impress someone, show them you love them on a random day, unless they don’t like surprises in which case, don’t. I really hope I can brighten someone’s day and make them smile today and any day out of the year really, that is my goal for this video. Maybe there’s someone out there that needs it….I hope so. If you liked this video please thumbs it up and share it, thank you.

An Inspiring Message To My Fans

I just wanted really quick to send an inspirational message to all my fans. I was in a great mood earlier and listening to some inspiring music and just had to let it all out. Many of you know that I rub shoulders with some pretty big YouTube stars, but what you don’t know is how difficult a road it’s been getting there. It takes hard work, sacrifice, and patience to make dreams really work. Many people think that just because I’m in a wheelchair I can’t amount to much, and I guess that’s why I work three times harder than most to prove them otherwise. But when it pays off it pays off well. Many people who consider themselves fans of the YouTube stars I sometimes hang out with or do interviews with would probably kill to be me, so I consider myself very blessed. What I want to accomplish with this video is to inspire you all to work hard for what you love because if I can do it, you can do it. It’s not always easy, but it’s doable when you are determined. That’s my inspiring message to my fans. If things are tough right now, just work on one thing at a time until things work out for the better. It’s worth it when you see the fruits of your labors, trust me, I would know. If you liked this video please thumbs it up and share it, thank you.

How To: Braking On An Older Model Wheelchair (tutorial)

Just another quick wheelchair tutorial on how to brake on an older model wheelchair. Before you say it’s too simple to be a tutorial, you need to understand that I cater to wheelchair bound people of all ability levels. Some people do not know how to brake in a wheelchair because they simply may be new to one or maybe have less brain functioning that requires this type of education. So in this How To tutorial I teach you the absolute basics of braking in a wheelchair. First the right side, then the left. It’s really very simple. Those who need this tutorial can go back and watch it over again as many times as needed so they can get it right. Keep in mind that some wheelchairs have the brake controls inverted where you pull inward to lock it. This is an older model wheelchair so the brakes are not inverted so it’s pretty simple. If you have an inverted brake wheelchair just apply the same methods in this tutorial only the opposite directions and that should do it. If you happen to have brakes that don’t work either way, then I don’t know what to tell you, this How To tutorial is for basic brakes. Brakes are important for making sure the wheelchair doesn’t roll away, especially with you in it. It would be dangerous if you had a wheelchair but didn’t know how to brake. If you liked this video please thumbs it up and share it, thank you.

VR Wheelchair Point Of View

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.