About 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.

 

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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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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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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