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Disability changed my life for the better.

Updated: Feb 4, 2023

Life is unpredictable and major changes can take place in a blink of an eye.

Have you been in an accident that caused you to suffer from mobility issues, it could be that you suffer from an illness that caused you to limit and change your daily routine and lifestyle, and mobility, or have you been a victim of a crime that caused you to be a wheelchair user?

Now that you are physically disabled due to an unexpected incident, do you feel abandoned by friends and family?

Do you sometimes think that you'd be better off dead or do you stay inside locked away because you fear what people would think or say if they see you?

I have suffered from the ignorance of people who do not understand or have the knowledge of what it is like for someone living with a disability.

Many times I thought about whether I would be better off dead or if I prefer to stay hidden indoors locked away in my room feeling sorry and depressed for myself.

If I told you that my life has changed for the better since I started living life as a disabled paraplegic. Would you say that I am crazy, or that's impossible, or is it that I'm not being honest? 

When I suffered from my injury back in 2005, I  had all the thoughts that I mentioned above, I even lost my family, and people I considered to be very close friends, all abandoned me at a time when I needed them most. 

I started to think to myself that no one loves me - what's the point of even existing? I just wanted to die.

I slowly perished away, and my health diminished, when I looked into the mirror I no longer recognise my reflection. I was at that time looking like a skeleton frame.

What happened? The answer was simple. I allowed depression to seep into my life,  I failed to realize the most important thing that I had - Life. 

Many times we are the cause of our destruction and demise, yeah, I know it's hash words to use but that is exactly what would have happened to me if I hadn't taken back control of my life.

If you are going through similar circumstances and you have suicidal thoughts or feel abandoned and you don't know how to cope or how to start accepting your new life changes as a person living with a disability. Contact for assistance and guidance to make your transition smooth and stable, at no cost.

I will share how I was able to come out of depression, block and remove all the negative stereotypes, such as people with disabilities may be:

  • Presumed to be helpless,

  • Unable to care for themselves,

  • Unable to make their own decisions,

  • Dependent, a burden, and can't do anything themselves.

This is not the case at all, as a disabled man myself I can do everything on my own, as I mentioned above my life has changed for the best life I've ever lived.

You too can achieve and live your best healthy, active lifestyle. if you want to know how you can achieve this goal.


Get free consultation, and daily exercise tips, such as breathing and stretching methods that can help improve your health, or if you just need motivation and encouragement, or if you just want to talk to someone who understands the struggles you're going through.

Wheelsheals was created to help motivate, build self-esteem, and encourage people living with disabilities, to live an active, healthy, and sociable lifestyle, no matter what they're going through right now, once it relates to any type of disability.

Get in touch today, there's no cost or hidden fees, is a non-profit organization to improve lives of people in the disabled community.


There's a big world out there for people with disabilities once you accept it. I'm deaf. Why does wearing a hearing aid, (well, i don't, I have a cochlear implant) have such a stigma for people who will happily wear glasses? My friends changed when I list my hearing. I found new ones who had patience for me. Not everybody did, not everybody does. I've been depressed. Ive struggled. Im lucky. My family have always given me support. I have a disability. But it is hidden. Sometimes I wish I wore a sugn that said. I am deaf. But heyho, i can hear now. But not how you do.

Elliot  Barrington
Elliot Barrington
Nov 23, 2022
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Thank you for sharing.

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