Finding a Community During the COVID-19 Pandemic By Naomi Lee Baumol

My pandemic story is an unusual one. During a time when most people were acutely feeling the pain of isolation and loss of social interaction, I have been actively finding a community of my own. I have been disabled my entire adult life, since a car accident left me with an incomplete spinal cord injury …

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FDNY: Preparing W.O.W. for a Fire Emergency

On Wednesday, June 27, 2018, Women on Wheels welcomed Lieutenant Anthony Mancuso, Director of the FDNY Fire Safety Educational Program. LT. Mancuso spoke about preventative measures to take in the home such as, not overloading outlets, not wearing loose-fitting clothes while cooking, using baking soda if a pan is on fire, and having smoke/carbon monoxide …

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Fire Emergency: How one WOW member became an advocate for change

My name is Selvije Mulaj, I have had a disability since birth. I received my first wheelchair at the age of two. I had a pretty normal childhood considering I was in a wheelchair.  I learned in the fifth grade that by speaking my mind and advocating for myself, I could help others like me.  Such …

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