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  • Trick #50: Speaker phone

    Reroute automatic answer to your speaker phone and you will never miss a call. Especially, if you keep the phone always on your lap (see trick #39).

  • Trick #49: Keep a contour sheet in your bed

    Sometime, your blanket is to warm to be able to sleep. Keep a contour sheet in your bed ready at any time. To warm? Take the contour sheet and get your feet and shoulder stuck in the elastic. even if you move during the night, the sheet will always cover you from shoulders to feet. Is also a quick setup even in the dark.

  • Trick #48: Nails

    Buy 400 sandpaper. Get a piece of plywood in the scrap wood of store or your own. Glue the sandpaper on plywood. Put a rag on top of table. Clamp down the end with no sandpaper. Keep always on table and you grind them when you need. I guarantee you won't have nails to long ever again.

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  • Stroke | | Calgary

    Check out my video reel to see me doing some adrenaline pumping activities! never_give_up On October 18, 2006 my whole life changed. I suffered a severe brain hemorrhage that left me at the Foothills Hospital in Calgary five months. Afterwards, I faced a year at an intensive rehabilitation facility in a central Alberta town called Ponoka. I was surprised to learn that, although I was as healthy as they come before this happened, I had an arteriovenous malformation. Although it was congenital in nature, I had no way of knowing it was there. Before the accident, I was an avid skier doing everything from back-country to cross-country, ice and rock climbing, canyoning, mountain biking and much more. Although I have had to make some adjustments in the way I participate, I still enjoy things like adaptive climbing, skiing, sailing, hiking, power wheelchair hockey and I will do more. I'm a new "adrenaline junkie" and I find myself in new sports like skydiving, rappelling high-rise buildings, rafting and whitewater kayaking... My extreme summer Click on for full view! New website!!! - download

  • media & press | | Calgary

    He Climbed Bold Routes, Survived Stroke and Wrote a Book - Gripped Magazine 2021 Disabled athlete focuses on dream climb - Jasper Fitzhugh 2012

  • Badass Buddha | | Calgary

    I'm the badass Buddha! A modern-day Buddha with 17 tattoos and long dreadlocks. For 15 years, I was lost and confused, but now, I have found my purpose: to save the planet and the people on it! First, let's talk a bit about myself. An interesting aspect of my life is my disabilities. On October 18 2006, my whole life changed. I suffered a severe brain hemorrhage that left me at the Foothills Hospital in Calgary for five months. Afterwards, I faced a year at an intensive rehabilitation facility in a central Alberta town called Ponoka. I'm bound to a wheelchair for the rest of my life. My right side is paralyzed, and my speech is also affected. There are many things wrong with me; for example, I see only from the left eye and see very poorly. Modern-day Buddha For 15 years, I've been totally disconnected from the world as I don't listen to the news and radio. If you don't believe me... I don't know who the President of the United States is? Trucker? Ukraine? The last 13 years of my life was focused on my book , which is available. To make it happen, I did not do regular grocery shopping; instead, I did my diet ( . I saved so much money that I was able to have my book . My microwave broke a year ago and had no money to replace it. I needed to be creative to eat healthily. I came up with the ultimate diet that does not require warming up my meal. My diet evolved, and I'm now vegetarian (I try to be vegan, the only way I cheat is with products with a long list of ingredients; I can not read that small). There is not a diet that will beat my "super" diet. Completely out of the box, tested for 6 or 7 years and the solution for our planet. It sounds extreme, but I'm an extreme kind of guy. My ADHD is most likely responsible for me wearing the same clothes and washing them every few months. I shower every day, and I never sweat in a wheelchair, so my clothes are odourless even after two months. Because of my ADHD, I joined Buddhism to control my stress level. I have already reached enlightenment three times. I obtained it with meditation the first two times, but the effects were short live. The third time saved my life; I'm finally free of suffering! Yahoo! It got it without meditation, but my unique way of being focused! I never give up, and that is what makes me so unique. From the beginning, I told everything to the media, but they ignored me. If I was a trouble maker, I would opt for another technique but I'm not an agitator; I'm all about making the transition as smooth as possible and in peace! New world During the lockdown, I had plenty of time to reflect on global warming, waste and how we can save the planet. I don't know if people will take me seriously, but I ran the possibility in my head many times, which could totally work (if people want a change). 1) Going for my diet of vitamins and smoke meats ( ! 2) Many people will be unemploy in the health services and the food industries, so countries will have to retire their army to pay for EI. Instead of an army, governments will have peacekeepers. It will be totally illegal for countries to use mass destruction weapons (basically, they will only have handguns). We need to have a single army for the entire planet. Countries will all chip in. Instead of duplicating the army [?] times (so much money wasted for nothing), we will have a single army of the earth (with all the arsenal). Conclusion I'm ready to work with the government in place. I don't care who has the power (Liberal, Conservative, NPD or Green), as long we work on the issue for real. I might be a dreamer, but the dream helped me to keep it together over the last three years. ​ Update 23/06/22 ​ The other side of the story All my life, I've been a genius; I just did not know about it. Intelligence is something not important to me. My new life started 15 years ago, abusing many pills and Methylphenidate. I've been sober for two years, and I thrive so much. Genius: Back to the boy's scout, I was a genius but realized it a couple of weeks ago. A dozen (probably 4 dozens) examples could be found in my book. The Superman era: I'm grateful I abused the Methylphenidate and that I stopped before it killed me. The previous 15 years have been super fast, magic and invincible. The best example is the "insane" mileage I have done with my wheelchair and my kayaking. Superman is dead!: The Methylphenidate and the other pills are out of my system. I have a third reset in my life. I went from 1000 km to 100 km a year with my wheelchair. I'm scared/lazy to go anywhere! When I go somewhere, I'm super careful, and slow, and the obstacles seem huge! I prefer ordering at Amazon than going to the store (ok for wintertime, but this is summer). The only souvenir I have left from the Superman era is I'm ridiculously smart. So brilliant that it is a joke, but I take it with all the rejections and deceptions in the past 15 years. Any other human being would commit suicide or be sick mentally. The future: I did not think my book was taboo until you rejected me from the Festival. This is unfair to someone who deserves it, the system is responsible for 100%. This is not my problem and will not patch up their mistake. They should assume their responsibility and get that massive load off my shoulder. I'm not pissed off at the system but I don't have them, particularly in my heart. ​ Badass Buddha wants to apologize ​ I'm the badass Buddha, and I have a message for everybody. First, I'll put you in context. I'm a wounded badass Buddha; I'm disabled, in a wheelchair, hemiplegic right, blind from my right eye and see very poorly from the left and have a substantial speech disability. For 15 years, I've been totally disconnected from the world as I don't listen to the news and radio. If you don't believe me... I don't know who the President of the United States is? I wrote a book in my new life, and this is the book that proposes a real solution for saving the planet and putting war in history books. I never considered my book taboo. I was excited when it came out, a little more than a year ago. I thought that I would be considered like a hero, proposing a new way of living, not like a troublemaker and agitator. I started to consider it taboo only two months ago when I got rejected for the second time at a book festival. The rejection wasn't adding up as I was confident of winning with ease. I apologize for writing such a controversial book. It is not the last time you will hear from the Badass Buddha! In gassho, the badass Buddha

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