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WheelchairVista has been nominated!!

Many thanks to the lovely Lucy Lewis of The Thyroid Damsel who has nominated me

The Liebster Award is an internet based award given to bloggers by other bloggers as a way to promote each other and get discovered online.

This great idea first started in 2011. The blogging community is a wonderful group to be part of. I feel truly honoured that my blog as been recognised and nominated. 

Before I take on the tasks that Lucy has set me, I want to share a little about The Thyroid Damsel. Lucy has Graves disease, this is a condition causing an overactive thyroid gland. It is the most common cause of an overactive thyroid , also called hyperthyroidism. It is named after the Doctor who discovered it. Lucy also battles with auto-immune conditions as well as fibromyalgia. Her blog gives an insight into her story and how she is still able to work part-time.

As part of my nomination, I have to answer some questions that have been given to me by Lucy, these are her questions and my answers:

1) Why did you start your blog? Was it for money or for love? 

I started to blog when I was trapped in a flat that was not adapted for my needs. I could only leave the flat with assistance from a friend or carer, so was going stir crazy! I’ve always enjoyed writing and wanted to use my blog to highlight the difficulties faced by disabled people. 

2) What is your favorite thing to do? 

I love travel, getting on a plane to visit unknown cities and countries is always a wonderful experience. I took my first trip as a wheelchair user last year, going to Gran Canaria. I’m planning a trip to Malta with friends next year.

3) If you could achieve one thing in your life, what would it be and why? 

I would make all transport, shops and buildings fully wheelchair accessible. This would make life so much easier for those of us who have no choice but to use a wheelchair or buggy. It would also enable us wheelie’s to actually do things spontaneously, instead of needing to do days of planning. It would also make life easier for anyone who has mobility difficulties and parents with buggies or pushchairs.

4) If you had unlimited money for a week, what would you do?

I would travel, probably to the US or Canada. I would also use some of the money to help other wheelchair users. So many of us now have to pay for own wheelchairs, and that is often beyond most people’s budget. So I would set up a fund that could help both adults and children. I would also want to set up a project to increase awareness about hidden disabilities and conditions. This would also highlight signs and symptoms that can often be missed in childhood, which if they had been detected earlier, made a huge difference to those people as adults. 

5) What advice would you give to newbie bloggers and vloggers? 

Find something you are passionate about and become an expert in your skills.

For me the best part of being nominated is that I get to nominate 5 other bloggers for this award. Here they are:

Heather 

Powered by Love

Heather has been navigating disability one way or another her entire life and has recently become wheelchair user. She has years of experience working with physical disabilities, autism, mental health issues and rare diseases, including issues around global delays and palliative care. This is how she describes her blog: The whole purpose of ‘Powered by Love’ is to create a space for change to occur. If you’re reading something and you feel like it’s time to take on the challenge of living more fully as the person you were made to be, you don’t have to do it alone.

Cece Alex

The Wallflower in Wonderland

Cece blogs about epilepsy and mental health. Her posts are wonderfully insightful and she is often positive in the most difficult of situations.

Katy 

Katy the Night Owl

Due to severe health problems, Katy is 100% house-bound, and spend some of her time – when not inadvertently sleeping – by crocheting, reading, or chatting to all the many friends she has made all over the world. Katy’s posts often highlight social inequality issues. 

Sue

Spoon Shortage Sue

Sue is a Chronically sick mum, sharing with spoonies everywhere. She has a very rare disease called Adult Onset Still’s Disease. Which means she needs to use a power wheelchair most of the time whilst fighting a fever, flu-like symptoms and severe fatigue, all part of her condition. Sue has also taught psychology, so some her postings have an interesting prospective.

Sarah

A Life Less Physical

Sarah was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia in 2009. As a result of this she decided to look for new hobbies that didn’t require quite so much physical activity. After a while, the hunt for a life less physical became an activity in itself.

So my nominees, all you have to do accept this award is: link back to this page to acknowledge your nomination, answer these 5 questions and nominate 5 others blogs for the Liebster Award

1) What do you like about blogging?

2) What is your favorite book?

3) What is your favorite quote?

4) What is your favorite form of social media?

5) If you were President or Prime Minster for a day which 3 laws would you enact? 

Enjoy!!

 

 

 

Comments on: "Liebster Award Nomination" (5)

  1. This is fantastic, and so great to come across new bloggers too. Will bookmark this and read more tonight. I think the dream of making more places wheelchair accessible is fantastic too; I’ve left feedback to a couple of places I’ve visited, despite not using a wheelchair (but having a stoma) that they should accommodate disabilities more than they do.xx

    • Thank you so much. I agree with your comment about accommodating other disabilities too. One of my closest friends has a stoma so I understand you needs too.

  2. Thanks for your wonderful nomination, Fran – it’s so kind of you to do this 🙂

    Unfortunately, I don’t know of any Bloggers with less than 200 followers, so I’m not able to complete this 😦

    I always enjoy (if that’s the right word?) your posts, and it has opened my eyes to so many more problems than I’ve encountered since becoming disabled :/

    I’m grateful for the links to the other bloggers, too, as I’d not encountered them before 🙂

  3. Hi Kathy,

    Thanks for your message and your lovely compliments. I’m so pleased you enjoy my blog.

    Don’t worry about the request to nominate other blogs, I’m aware that not everyone can do so. I’m sure others whom I’ve nominated will carry on with the award process.

    Wishing you all the best,

    Fran x

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