I am a husband and dad who has Cerebral Palsy. I was born and raised in the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia. I have a master’s degree in Adult Education and Online Learning. When I have free time I play golf, bowl, and fly drones with my son. Nowadays, my free time is spent with my son and my wife. In addition to our son, we have a dog, and a cat, and a white picket fence. Okay, maybe not quite a white picket fence. But, you get the drift we live a simple happy life.
Why A Blog?
Why I decided to start blogging. Well. I have to give credit to my wife for putting the bug in my ear. A few months after having our son my wife mentioned she would like to start a blog but really didn’t have time to. Then, she mentioned it again about a little while later. I got to thinking, you know with the kind of work I have time to blog and it may be a good outlet and source for dads who use wheelchairs.
I spent a few weeks mulling over how I would do it and the things I would discuss. I started thinking back to when I first found out the boy was coming (that is a story for a different time.) I searched the web, Facebook, etc., you name it daily for anything I could find about being a dad in a wheelchair. I found a few things but nothing of real substance. The few things I did find were based in the UK. Mostly, what I found were sites geared toward mothers and their questions and concerns. Even the sites with title’s such a “Parent’s with Disabilities” still had a mother angle and heavily geared toward women – lacked the father perspective.
I’m definitely not an expert; I learn something new about my son and about myself every day. But, I hope this blog will give other wheel-dads out there a window into being a dad sitting on your butt all day.
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