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I never expected the amount of support, views, likes, and comments on my dancing videos. I'm just sharing my love for life and music! ❤️ Of course I've gotten some really rude comments, but way way more positive ones! 🙌
To all of you, THANK YOU! *What I never expected is that my legs would create such controversy and comments on whether I'm real or fake!! Listen, I don't mind people reposting something of mine! If anything, I'm flattered, but out of RESPECT you gotta give proper credit to the person in the pic or video! If you're sharing on your account something someone else shared on their personal account at least mention and tag them!! A couple big accounts in English & Spanish shared my video *without my name* which is NOT cool! 😠
That's where all the comments about me being fake flooded because they don't know me but said I'm fake bc "my legs are too thick, paralyzed people are typically weak, that I'm moving my legs (which they are moving but I'm not moving them on my own!) fake bc I'm wearing high heels" 😂 are you freaking kidding me?! That makes me fake?! It just shows how IGNORANT people are & their sad stereotypes! People with disabilities and/or in a wheelchair CAN DO WHATEVER they want & they CAN look good, be stylish, strong, confident & sexy too! 😉💪
Why would anyone who can dance with their legs dance in a wheelchair? Trust me if I had use of my legs, I'd be shaking my hips & legs big time! If people only knew! I've gone through SO much, but they just DON'T have a clue, yet are so quick to criticize! What about simply not judging a book by its COVER?! It sounds so cliche, but it's TRUE! How can you judge someone so harshly without knowing them, without being in his or her shoes?! We're all DIFFERENT! *People need to understand a SPINAL CORD INJURY!! 👍
✨I know who I am & how truly heartbreaking the process of becoming paralyzed is...I know I'd love to be able to walk & dance with my own legs, but I know I LOVE LIFE, MORE than ANYTHING, regardless of if I'm walking, rolling, or whatever! So cheers to life, respecting others & judging less!! THANKS FOR the SUPPORT! ✨❤️#keepongoing #dance #smile #lovelife #nevergiveup #sci
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wearing a tie because my friend @iamthegreatwent came to visit today! i just had to show off my suave side 😎

"My name is Sipumeze Mba aka Spura (@spura_mbar). I was born in South Africa and I was a very happy and active child. I walked a lot, and in general I was very active even though I was never good at any sports. That all changed on the 20th, of July 2013. It was just a normal morning. I went to work as usual using a train. It was time to exit the train, and that is where my life changed forever. I was trying to exit the train when people started pushing. Others were entering and there was a big chaos when I got stuck in between the train. The train started to move and I slipped in-between the train and the platform. The next thing I saw were the doctors and nurses who told me I would never walk again. I had surgery, and was pronounced a paraplegic. To this day it's painful, and I still ask myself long unanswered questions. However, through everything I have learned to be strong and keep moving and pusing. That's my story, thank you for reading." #yoocandoanything #yoocan #SCI #SouthAfrica #paraplegic #life #spinalcordinjury #SCIRecovery #inspiration #motivation #nevergiveup #wheelchairlife #wheelchairninja

Carlos suffered a T12 spinal cord injury in 2016 after falling from a second story balcony. He was the very first client evaluation for our Phoenix team. It has been a blessing to have him and his family visit us each week. His dedication is showing in his progress. Great job Carlos and keep up the good hard work. #projectwalk #spinalcordinjury #scirecovery #paraplegic #paralysisrecovery #exerciseismedicine #nevergiveup #provethemwrong #phoenix

#ThrowBackThursday to the days I didn't know my family and being in so much pain just crying hysterically. Life is truly about Progression and not just pushing on but beating who you used to be in all aspects. My only competition is truly myself. #Family #FamilyIsForever #KeepRolling #NoExcuses #LearnToLive #Paraplegic #BodyBuilding #Physique #Paraplegic #NeverAcceptDefeat #Ulisexy

An afternoon spent out of my chair is always a good afternoon. New blog post up called "Finding the Happy in What I Have" talking about a recent trip to the beach and how it inspired my thinking on enjoying the moment, perspective and concentrating on the good and not the bad (link in bio) •




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Sylvia's first time gait training over the treadmill based on the locomotor training our Activity- Based trainers received at the Frazier Institute in Louisville, KY. #treadmilltraining #gaittraining #spinalcordinjury #paraplegic #paralysis #fitness #wellness #scirecovery #NextStepOrlando

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REPETITION REPETITION REPETITION. || Once I was able to show that I could take a few steps in the parallel bars it was time to move on to Lokomat Gait Training. This machine removes my body weight by suspending me in a harness and the robotic mechanisms around my legs simulate the natural walking motion. This allowed for my nervous system to begin to relearn the walking motion even when my muscles were not yet strong enough to do more than 5 assisted steps. A computer controls the pace of walking and measures the body’s response to the movement. This type of training is crucial in the early stages of recovery because by controlling the repetitive walking motion the brain and spinal cord can begin to work together to re-route signals that were interrupted by a spinal cord injury. Over time my muscles became stronger and the amount of body weight suspended by the harness became less and less. Eventually I was strong enough to move my legs in this motion on my own and graduated from Lokomat Gait Training to pure Treadmill Gait Training.

What do you do when the heat index for the day is going to be 105 to 109? Hill pushes at 5:30 a.m..Part of the reason I do these is simply for the mental aspect. They scare me. They're nasty. They hurt. By the second set your hands burn. You have to watch for traffic. One slip up and I'm laying on the street by myself at 5:30 in the morning. But they help me keep my edge. If I can do these I can put up with all the other stuff life throws at me. #edge #nofear #wheelchairlife #paraplegic #wheelchairfitness #workout #fitness #outsidegym #hillpushessux #savagemindset #friday #cardiio #wellness #health #kilingstereotypes #mentaltoughness

Okay so this is the real me. I spend majority of my time wearing leggings and big jumpers, I'm a mum of a very independent 16 month old, I'm also a FIFO mummy! Even though my videos may seen like I have all the time in the world to do my physio, it definitely isn't the case. I struggle to find that balance to be able to fit everything in on one day, and honestly some days I just can't do it all. I'm not afraid to say my daughter and I spend whole days in our pj's with messy hair that needs to be brushed and sometimes washed. But that's how we roll. Now when it comes to my physio, honestly it's as basic as it gets. I don't attend a special rehab centre, I go twice a week (hour each session) to a physiotherapist who hasn't quiet dealt with spinal cord injuries before. We don't have a lot of special equipment to use in our sessions, but we manage with what we do have. Oh and my workouts that I do, we've actually just learnt from trial and error. My journey is far from easy and I'm still learning how to control all my emotions that go along with it. I don't want people to feel sorry for me, I want people to know that I'm as real as it gets. Hopefully you can learn a couple of tips from my videos too 💕 Coming straight to you from the land down under ✌️#lifeasaparaplegic #wheelchair #spinalcordinjury #dirtbike #accident #paraplegic #physiotherapy #mumlife #fifomum #therealme #messyhair #stillinpjs #mumanddaughter #thelanddownunder #australia #myjourney #mindovermatter #speakingthetruth #ainteasy #findingthatbalance #justwingingit #shoeless #whowearsshoesanyway #pinkhair #pinkwheelchair #dontlikepink

Fahrspass und Bewegungsfreiheit garantiert für Alt und Jung.
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I frequently travel solo, dashing across entire train stations and airports with all my baggage on my chair. People often stop me to ask if I need help but I'm actually all sorted and can move much more swiftly unaided. There are spikes that unfold from my chair to carry small suitcases, I attach my backpack to the back of my chair and wear a small cross body bag on me so passport, purse etc are close to hand. See? Simples! #wanderlust

An #offroadhandcycle with #electricassist opens up loads of terrain for #exploring the #backcountry with family and friends. This is a modified @reactiveadaptations Nuke. Cheers Jake.

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It's been a while since I posted, but I wanted to share an important update with the documentary: we started filming again so we can complete this thing! ---------
Important step? Interviewing the parents. Emotional, but raw and honest. In need of prayers for this documentary to be everything God wants it to be! It's God's story after all!
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#TBT of Ryan (T6) kicking some serious booty. Ryan loves when we challenge his upper body strength (he clearly has a lot) and when we can get some legs and core in there too, it's a win win!
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Thank you Jesus 🙏, @moxie710 got this 1️⃣ right! I never seen the consistency like this before, can't tell if it's more like rosin or sauce but it comes right off the parchment paper! This is a must have for all Jack Hera lovers 💚 #jackherer #jacklove #ilovejack #sativa #sativalove #daytime #dabbers #alldayidreamaboutsativa #dabbersdaily #cbd #cbdmedicine #cbdhybrid #cbdheals #jackcbd

Um dos maiores dons da vida é aprecia-la devagarinho, o quanto ela é favorável à nossa própria conquista. Adriano Verçosa

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Sonhe alto, sonhe muito, sonhe sempre acredite eles são reais. Quem disse que é impossível?

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An afternoon spent out of my chair is always a good afternoon. New blog post up called "Finding the Happy in What I Have" talking about a recent trip to the beach and how it inspired my thinking on enjoying the moment, perspective and concentrating on the good and not the bad (link in bio) •




#thegrassisgreener #perspective #parenting #wheelchair #wheelchairlife #wheelchairmom #disability #findingjoy #liveinthemoment #paralyzed #paraplegic

Practice was rushed but good 😊 #viewfromalift is a collection of photographs of what I see from the lift on my van in my daily travels. The lift is what I use to get out and in my van. It is yet another celebration of my independence. #independence #disabiltyawareness #paralyzed #paraplegic #handicapped #handicapthis #sci #spinalcordinjury #spinalcordinjuryawareness #art #arts #artworld #artoninstagram #artphotography #contemporaryart #contemporaryartcurator #myart #modernart #photoart #photoartist #photographicart #instart #instartist #priyarayphotography

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