When I started gaining attention for being an “adult with special needs” (seriously that’s what I’ve been called, more than one should), I spent time reading other blogs, mainly seeing if there were any common myths out there that needed to be debunked (not many worth debunking, for the record).
I noticed that a few people, mostly CP moms (as in moms who have kids who have CP), would mention something called 3E Love. Curiosity got the best of me so I checked out 3E Love for myself.
I bought my 1st wheelchair heart tee shirt (& sweatpants) at my first Abilities Expo. I LOVE the sweatpants. I wonder how I ever traveled without them.
I bought my dad his first shirt before his first Abilities Expo, and did the same for my cousin (it’s become a tradition I guess).
Several people in my life have 3E Love products; my dad even uses a 3E Love sicker to cover up a ding on his car.
I was able to hear Stevie (also known as Annie’s brother) share the story of 3E Love & speak to him personally a few times.
I never had the opportunity to meet Annie but I have a feeling I would’ve liked her based on what I know about her. Our shared skill of using kitchen tools as accessibility aids notwithstanding, I’m pretty sure she was an awesome person to know.
3E Love & the Wheelchair Heart were created by Annie (also known as Stevie’s sister).
Stevie & his family started the International Day of Acceptance as a way of remembering Annie.
*A similar version of this post first appeared on an old blog on January 20, 2014 & January 20, 2017