My story.

I was injured in Nanaimo in 1990 put in a wheelchair and lost the ability to speak well, ever since then I have been fighting to better my recovery. I have a “Hunger”, a hunger to help all people… Hi, my name’s Tim Parnett, and I run the advocacy group called Mightywheels.ca This organization was created to address accessibility within the community. Our mission is simple: Mightywheels wants to bring attention to poor infrastructure and problem areas in the community that you live in. Mightywheels is located in Edmonton, Alberta. Edmonton has grown at a rapid pace within the past few decades, so much so that the city struggles to keep up with the demand of reconstruction of older communities, where the accessibility conditions are severely lacking, even deplorable to a certain extent. I am hoping to raise awareness for the struggles that people with wheels or mobility issues face everyday.
I also run a website called http://Mightywheels.ca it also has a sister Facebook page called http://www.facebook.com/accessibilitys/ for chatting, both are geared to help people who face social inequality, the main issue we currently address is accessibility for all people: we focus on the barriers that cause inaccessibility: these would be things like parents pushing baby strollers, people with mobility issues or impairments, or people who use walking aids or wheelchairs like myself. I am motivated to do this work because I have been in the position of not being able to go where an able-bodied person has the ability to go, and that really sucked.

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