The Profound Chords of Language

Language isn’t just a medium of communication; it’s my lifeline to the world. My physical limitations mean that spoken and written words are my exclusive means of expressing myself. This unique perspective has deepened my appreciation for the beauty and complexity of language, transforming everyday interactions into opportunities for introspection and growth.

Don’t Give Up, Don’t Ever Give Up

I’ve always been captivated by the electrifying drama of college basketball, where raw talent, unbridled passion, and competition converge. The journey towards March, with its highs and lows, is a remarkable metaphor for life itself. As the season begins to tip off in full effect, Jimmy V Week serves as a poignant reminder of life’s …

It’s Not “The Hope That Kills You”

Hope is a powerful force that fuels our dreams and aspirations. It’s the belief in what’s possible, the spark of optimism that lights our path. Recently, I revisited the heartwarming series “Ted Lasso” on Apple TV, and in particular, the season one finale titled “The Hope That Kills You.” This episode explores the idea that …

The Masks We Wear

If you’ve met me in person or follow me on social media, you probably see me as the ever-smiling guy in the wheelchair. Scrolling through my socials, it’s easy to see a narrative of relentless optimism and joy. Daniel Negreanu once remarked about my positivity, saying, “This guy is loving his life, so why don’t …

My Love Affair with Poker

Being a fiercely competitive person at heart, my Spinal Muscular Atrophy often feels like a barrier, keeping me from indulging in sports or even most video games. But amidst these restrictions, I found a game that not only quenches my competitive thirst but also offers an equal playing field: poker.

Life Beyond Expectations

We live in a world where our stories are often shaped by our circumstances, by the labels thrust upon us, and the expectations that society subtly (and sometimes not-so-subtly) layers on our shoulders. For someone like me, diagnosed with a condition like Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), the tale is frequently one of battles—against one’s body, against perceptions, against time itself.