IMG_1155-(1).pngAbout Karen
Numotion Brand Ambassador 

I have been a wheelchair user for more than 30 years after a T10 complete spinal cord injury when I was shot in an armed robbery. Helping others after a debilitating injury or illness was my reason for joining the Numotion team in 2015. I am passionate about advocating for all people with disabilities to have access to the technology they need to stay healthy, especially standing devices, and live their best life possible.


Be Your Own Advocate When Buying a New Wheelchair

Why does it take so long to get a custom made wheelchair? I have been on all sides of this equation, as a customer, medical social worker and as an employee of Numotion. In this blog I would like to try to demystify this process for you and encourage you to use your voice!


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Five Stages of Grief – Mobility Edition : Denial

Being paralyzed was never part of my plan. I remember vividly feeling horrified when the doctors used the word paraplegic to describe me. Here are some tips for getting through the early stages of transitioning to a new way of life and dealing with denial!


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A Crown with a Purpose

I traveled the country wearing a crown! The Ms. Wheelchair America organization chooses their queen based on their history of advocacy and their ability to articulate their platform. Read about my advocacy adventures as Ms. Wheelchair America 2019 in my latest blog!

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United Spinal's Roll on Capital Hill 2019

It was an honor to be on Capitol Hill fighting for the rights of people with disabilities. Check out my latest blog recapping my experience at United Spinal's Roll on Capitol Hill.


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Why Numotion Medical Supply

I have been using intermittent catheters since my injury in 1987. I have used many different medical supply companies over the years, and the experiences can be very different. I have found that Numotion Medical Supply team to be knowledgeable, responsive, and caring. Read my blog for a few specific reasons why Numotion Medical Supply is a cut above the rest.

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Do You Demolish Barriers?

Check out my latest blog about my interview for the Demolishing Barriers segment on the WWL-TV morning show in New Orleans, Great Day Louisiana. This segment features stories about individuals who inspire others, who may not be able to envision how to create a better future. By featuring people that not only survived difficulties but thrived, they are sharing stories of leading by example – and living life possible!

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One Day using a Wheelchair in New York City

Using a wheelchair in New York City can be a challenge, especially when time is limited. In this blog I highlight the Lowe’s Regency Hotel, the New York City Subway system, and the Statue of Liberty. I hope I can save you some time and frustration on your next visit to NYC.


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Let’s go Adaptive Water Skiing!

Summer is upon us, and that means it’s time to get outside and enjoy it! I always loved water skiing before I was paralyzed and was happy to find I didn’t need to stop after my accident. Check out this blog to hear about my adaptive water skiing experience.


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Going “Behind the Chair”

"Behind the Chair,” hosted by Kat Magnoli and Doug Longhini, is an engaging online radio show about living life with a mobility disability featuring people with disabilities who are living life possible. I had the wonderful opportunity to be a guest on their show. Read my blog to hear some little known information I haven't revealed anywhere else!


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People with Paralysis Can Create Muscle with FES

One of the best decisions I made after becoming paralyzed was to use Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) to keep muscle tone on my legs.  Due to my diligence at using the FES bike and standing devices I have never had a wound, fracture or contracture in 31 years of paralysis. Click here to learn more.

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Handling Questions About Your Disability When You're in a Wheelchair

Many questions people have asked me about my wheelchair and disability fall into the category of unnecessary investigation. As anyone in a wheelchair or disability can attest … questions come with the territory. Check out my blog for how I answer these questions in a humorous and educational way!

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Ricky Raley "Live Laced Up"

Last month I had the pleasure of meeting paralyzed Army Veteran, Ricky Raley, and his handcycling team. Read my blog to learn about Ricky Raley and what he and the Boot Campaign have been up to!


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Life Possible with Karen Roy

I’m Karen Roy, a T10 complete paraplegic. I’ve been in a wheelchair for more of my life than I haven’t. Today, my role with Numotion provides me an opportunity to share my story and my experiences to help others. I am passionate about living a healthy, independent life for myself, but also sharing with others how they too can take control of their lives to make it what they want.


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