Flying in a wheelchair – Sue Austin

This post is about Sue Austin, a woman in a wheelchair living a fantastic life and experiencing an exceptional dream… diving in the deep ocean in a wheelchair!

I would like to reproduce the article and videos I found about this wonderful woman: again the focus on beautiful inside in its complete meaning on being aware of yourself and making your dreams come true.

Catalyzing Change published on Facebook on 30. January 2013:

Sue Austin has created the world’s first self-propelled wheelchair, equipped with clear fins that allow her to fly underwater.

Sue-Austin-first-self-propelled-wheelchairShe is working to redefine the popular notion of disability with an invention that challenges preconceptions about the wheelchair. Not just the way it is viewed but also the way that it’s used.

Sue says
I call my wheelchair ‘portal’, because it’s pushed me through into a new level of awareness. For me it’s about finding creative solutions to barriers. I’ve become a completely different person.

Sue Austin demonstrates me how to be the artist & transformer of my own life! Disability as a great chance and a “portal” to being aware ! I hope to be on the way, as since some weeks I struggled a lot with myself due to many disharmonic situations in my life.


I don’t know how many times I watched this video… I cried for joy!!

See her also in this interview on TED Talks of December 2013:

In her art, she aims to convey the spirit of wonder she feels wheeling through the world. Includes thrilling footage of an underwater wheelchair that lets her explore ocean beds, drifting through schools of fish, floating free in 360 degrees.”

Sue Austin, a woman with a heartfelt soul, open mind, full of inspiring resources. A creative woman! She is a real transformer and made her dreams come true. Let’s do the same for us and for our world 🙂

I wish you all a great start into the fresh week,

Official website Susan Austin:
Catalyzing Change on Facebook, posting of 30. January 2013:


21 thoughts on “Flying in a wheelchair – Sue Austin

  1. This is an incredible post. I truly believe that there are very special people placed on this earth to face challenges only they could overcome, and the rest of us can’t imagine surviving. Sue Austin and Nick Vujicic are perfect examples. They are reminders of how good our lives are, and they are an inspiration to those that need it. I honestly feel like I have no right to complain, and I also feel like I have changed my view on “disabilities”, I now view them as “abilities”, abiity to change the world and the way we see it. Thank you for such an amazing post! 🙂

    • Thank you for your lovely comment and for having such a generous and warm heart. Meeting persons like you make my time on the www worthwhile! Blessings, Katharina

    • Dear Summer,
      wonderful heart, wonderful card (my fav colour) – thank you ❤
      LOVE is the most effective power of LIFE… and you know it very well. Sunny greetings Katharina
      PS I'm so sorry for my late reply, however “better late than never” – an experience which I have to face the last months 😉

    • Thank you Paulette… I just read your post “The Touch That Changed My Life” and feel me touched too!! Yes, how you write “from soul to soul”. Glad to follow you! Blessings, Katharina

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