The Adventures of eXtreme Abilities

by Domonic Corradiin

Here it is, folks! The culmination of all that is eXtreme Abilities. My brain spread out on paper, so to speak. Here you will find writing about my travels, competitions, appearances, general information about me and what I do, even a rant here and there. I hope you enjoy what you read and come back for more.

Pattaya - March 2009

on Thursday, 19 March 2009. Posted in asia, travel journal

Pattaya - March 2009

Everyone met up in St. Kilda first thing in the morning to get in our 2 town cars to head to Tullamarine Airport for yet another fun-filled adventure. This time we headed to Pattaya, Thailand. Our check in at Melbourne’s Tullamarine Airport went fast and smooth, especially for having 3 guys in chairs all flying together. We made a quick hop on Qantas Airlines to Sydney, which is only about an hour and a half. Then we changed planes there, with plenty of time and get on a British Airways 747 for Bangkok. The flight took about 9 hours for this leg of the journey.

Accessible Racing "Skid School"

on Sunday, 01 June 2008. Posted in adventures, united states, sports, travel journal

Accessible Racing

In June of 2008, I was chosen to be one of eight "celebrity drivers" for the Accessible Racing program. We all got together in Andover, Massachusetts for our "Skid School" training on the first day. We were instructed in Emergency Braking, Slalom, and Navigating an Auto-Cross Course. Then the crew all headed on to Woodstock, New Hampshire for a day on the track at the White Mountain Racetrack.

Sydney Hospital - January 2009

on Friday, 06 February 2009. Posted in australia, travel journal

Sydney Hospital - January 2009

After I was airlifted to Sydney and after 3 days in the ICU, I was transferred to the Severe Burns Unit where I would begin the recovery stage of my journey. The spinal ward was full at the time so the decision was made to send me to a burns ward where they could still handle my chemical burn that covered pretty much the entire left side of my back.

"Gimp Day" - 13 Years Later

on Sunday, 09 December 2007. Posted in personal, randomness

As of December 9th, 2007 I have officially been in a wheelchair for 13 years and, "boy, what a long, strange trip it has been." Some people question why I celebrate this day. Some people say they feel sorry for me or that it is sad that I am in a wheelchair for what looks like the rest of my life. I see it as a great day in my personal history. For more than just the simple fact that I survived.. I excelled.

Melbourne - December 2008

on Thursday, 01 January 2009. Posted in australia, travel journal

Melbourne - December 2008

Now that all the Christmas formalities are done, I am packed and ready to head back to Australia where it is warm and there isn’t any SNOW! My buddy drives me and another friend down to the Amtrak station that’s about a half hour from my place and we promptly jump on and stuff our luggage on the shelf. We were running a bit late due to the lovely snowy weather in Michigan so we got there just as the train was pulling up. It is a 4 hour ride to Union Station in Chicago and goes without a hitch. It is so nice to not have to worry about traffic or anything, just a warm, chill ride to downtown to Chicago.>/p>

Rome - September 2007

on Wednesday, 19 September 2007. Posted in europe, italy, travel journal

Rome - September 2007

While I was away on a trip, my girlfriend met up with me in Switzerland for a mini tour. I was already there on my own at a wheelchair tennis tournament in Austria and I finally talked her into doing some traveling with me, after some poking and prodding. I went straight there by train from Salzburg, Austria after the tournament was over. I hopped in a cab at the train station to get me to the airport to meet her in Amsterdam at the Schiphol Airport. We found each other inside after a couple phone calls bantering back and forth “where are you?”, “I’m over here”, “Where?”. It had been over a month since I had seen her so I was so happy to see that she had made it unscathed from the flight.

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