So while while perusing the vast plethora of stories on the net, I came across this story forward from www.slate.com.
Answer by Kimberly Domangue, communication grad student and psychology buff:
What's it like being in a wheelchair? It's a mixed bag.
Seeing someone in a wheelchair often brings out the best in people. People want to be helpful and accommodating. Of course, this is not a universal and works best if the wheelchair user is nearby in plain view. I have been pumping gas and have had strangers stop me and say that I inspired them. I've been given gifts by strangers. - Read the full story on www.slate.com
Answer by Virali Modi:
Positives first, as always!
I can do wheelies. (Do I need to explain?)
I can run over people "by accident." I'm really sly, aren't I?
I get to work out my upper body by pushing myself—probably more than I used to before I became wheelchair-bound.
I get to cut in line because I'm in a wheelchair. Who gets to ride roller coasters first? ME! I don't have to wait in line! (Seriously, I go-kart and ride roller coasters, even though I'm paralyzed.)
Emotionally, I have a lot of people who look up to me, because I'm so happy and positive even though I can't walk. Who said it's the end? - Read the full story on www.slate.com
Some interesting answers to say the least.