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What We Learn from the Back of the Pack

Once a sweeper on my soccer team, I am now the sweeper of the woods for our Girls of Summer crew, 16 summers deep. The sweeper position is the last woman back, the last line of defense before the goalkeeper, or in this case in the woods, the one who makes sure no one gets… Continue reading What We Learn from the Back of the Pack

"No Child Left Inside" · Adaptive Adventure · Family life · Growing Up New Hampshire

Krill Family Cycling PSA 2022

Over the years, we have known people who have been injured, paralyzed even, and lost the lives of loved ones while biking. We are approaching the anniversary of a six year old’s death who would have turned 20 had an elderly driver not hit him on his bicycle with his dad. Yet, I’m always surprised… Continue reading Krill Family Cycling PSA 2022

Accessibility · Adaptive Adventure

Honoring the Olympics, Paralympics, and a Willingness to Try

Posted by Heather Krill in Life After Paralysis on February 25, 2022# Lifestyle First published in the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation A few years after his spinal cord injury, my husband Geoff and I really became friends while coaching high school girls’ soccer together almost 20 years ago. This photograph hangs in my classroom, and it makes me smile… Continue reading Honoring the Olympics, Paralympics, and a Willingness to Try

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That Time Our Son Pushed His Paralyzed Father off the Couch

Posted by Heather Krill in Life After Paralysis on April 01, 2022# Lifestyle First published on the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Twelve-year-olds are tricky. In the span of one hour, they can be perhaps the most helpful and most hindering of beings. Our kids have only ever known their dad as a wheelchair user, and watching this evolution of… Continue reading That Time Our Son Pushed His Paralyzed Father off the Couch

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Remember That Day You Got Braces and You and Your Dad Got Trapped in the Elevator?

Posted by Heather Krill in Life After Paralysis on March 17, 2022# Lifestyle First published on the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Getting braces in adolescence is memory making at its best — made more so only when one gets trapped in an elevator leaving the orthodontist’s office with one’s wheelchair rolling dad and service dog. Due to Geoff’s work… Continue reading Remember That Day You Got Braces and You and Your Dad Got Trapped in the Elevator?

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From Skis to Seeds: Spring Paradox

Posted by Heather Krill in Life After Paralysis on April 20, 2022# Lifestyle First published on the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Oddly, these two photos were taken the same day in mid-April in the White Mountains of NH. Our son has waited his entire life, all 12 years, to be old enough to participate in Loon Mountain’s Pond skimming,… Continue reading From Skis to Seeds: Spring Paradox

Accessibility · Adaptive Adventure

​Accessibility Anxiety

Posted by Heather Krill in Life After Paralysis on April 13, 2022# Lifestyle First Published on the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation I share these photos because they make me really happy. However, they almost didn’t happen, given my husband Geoff’s legitimate concerns about accessibility. The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation blog audience understands fully that just because something or… Continue reading ​Accessibility Anxiety

Accessibility · Family life

Dads and Daughters and Turning 11

Posted by Heather Krill in Life After Paralysis on June 13, 2022# Lifestyle first published by the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation My husband Geoff has a wonderful mom, sister and wife– he has tons of lady friends and girlfriends in his story– but I’m not quite sure he has ever faced off with anyone like our daughter Greta. And… Continue reading Dads and Daughters and Turning 11