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About Tuesday Talk With Alex

Born in Charleston, SC, I was injured in a motor vehicle accident when I was nine months old. I acquired a C5-C6 spinal cord injury. I'm now 30 years old and I do not let my disability deter me from acheiving my goals and enjoying life. I will be sharing my experience of living with a spinal cord injury.

My journey to the Toastmasters District 58 Table Topics Contest

I can’t believe I won third place at the Toastmasters District 58 Table Topics Contest! I wasn’t supposed to compete at this level, but, by a turn of events, I had the opportunity to represent my club and area in the competition in … Continue reading

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Action-packed fun at Cooper River Bridge Run and Volvo Car Open Tennis Tournament

What an action-packed start to April for locals and tourists in the Charleston area! The 40th Cooper River Bridge Run was held Saturday, April 1 and the Volvo Car Tennis Tournament also began that weekend on Daniel Island. The race had … Continue reading

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Difficulties with traveling with a 200+ pound power chair

The website AbleThrive curates and delivers solutions for life with a disability. Each week, they connect people through social media to share how people participate in daily activities. This week’s theme is #ThisIsHowI travel. People can post photos and short … Continue reading

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‘Tis the season for health and happiness

I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season! Christmas was fun visiting my grandmother and a host of cousins, aunts and uncles in Augusta, Georgia. Spending the holidays with family is what I value the most. Watching my younger cousins opening … Continue reading

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Accessibility at polling places on Election Day

We all know that we have the right to vote and to let our voices be heard on issues that are important. People with disabilities have the same rights as anyone else. Polling places must be accessible to everyone. Whether a … Continue reading

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Weekend Recap: James Island Connector Run and Wheelchair Tennis

This past weekend was filled with several activities. The 18th Annual James Island Connector Run was a great success. The weather was nice and we had a great turnout of runners, walkers, cyclists and wheelchair riders. Sarah Casteel was the … Continue reading

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Are you ready for the James Island Connector Run this Saturday?

We’re counting down the days for the 18th annual Charleston James Island Connector Run! It is this Saturday, October 22 in Charleston, SC. Proceeds from the race benefit the Gavalas Kolanko Foundation, which provides scholarships to students with disabilities. I … Continue reading

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