It’s nice when you can keep all four wheels on the ground. However,
there are inevitably going to be those times where your wheels lose
contact with the ground and you come tumbling down.
That’s what happened to me Saturday. While taking pictures at the
James Island Connector Run, I wasn’t paying attention to where I was
going and hit a pothole and flipped over my chair into a puddle of
It felt like I was falling in slow motion. I could feel myself
falling, but knew I couldn’t do anything to stop it from happening.
All I could think about was, “Help! I’ve fallen and can’t get back
Fortunately, there were people around me who were there to help me get
up. I can’t thank them enough for coming to my rescue! It’s not easy
trying to pick up a 200-pound wheelchair. I wasn’t injured in the
incident, but my wheelchair and camera had some damage.
I am also grateful for the wheelchair mechanic that came to look at my
chair within an hour after my fall. The wheelchair team was able
to get my chair fixed yesterday.
So, the moral of this story is to avoid potholes and stay away from
puddles of water!