Pontoon ride with friend, Dave, on Lake Wausau
Wheeling through life, one roll at a time…
My name is Hunter Kelch. I am a 25 year old man living with Cerebral Palsy. Cerebral Palsy is a movement disorder caused by a brain injury. It usually occurs before or at the time of birth. In my case, I was born 3 months premature and developed an infection during my stay at the NICU. I have been wheelchair bound my entire life.
My goal with writing this blog is to prove that you can have a fulfilling life even though you may have a disability or other limitation. This blog will follow my day to day activities and the challenges I face as a “rollin’ man” in an able-bodied world.
I hope to allow able-bodied people to see the world through my eyes. I also hope to provide insight and ideas to those with disabilities who travel the same path I do. I hope to enlighten businesses on making their place more accessible.
In my free time I enjoy watching sports, mostly baseball and football. I also enjoy watching wrestling, mostly WWE. I play video games, my favorites include Call of Duty, Madden and OO7. I am a huge rock fan. Some of my favorite artist are Arron Lewis (Staind), Theory of a Dead Man and Nickelback. My favorite TV shows are most cooking shows, crime shows and Born This Way. I live on my own with my Bi-Polar cat, Sully.
My name is Sandi Kelch. I have had the privilege of being Hunter’s mom. My role in the Accessing the World Blog is to assist Hunter with the editing, typing and formatting. I,also provide some of the photography and video editing. I love working with Hunter and as I walk along side him through his journey I continue to learn from him. Occasionally, Hunter asks for my perspective as a mom and a caregiver for his blog.
Photo was taken by Sandi Kelch of KatsEye Photography.