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Adapting in Lederhosen in Honor of Oktoberfest

Posted by Heather Krill in Life After Paralysis on October 27, 2021 First published in the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog… Geoff loves our local Loon Mountain’s Oktoberfest so profoundly that he refers to it as his own high holy holiday. Of course, he jests, but the lederhosen are for real. Up until this year, our children had… Continue reading Adapting in Lederhosen in Honor of Oktoberfest

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​Goaltending for Life

Posted by Heather Krill in Life After Paralysis on October 22, 2021 First published on the Christopher and Dana Reeve Blog… Soccer season is a short one here in the North Country of New Hampshire. We have not seen snow yet on our mountains, but they are filled with the reds, golds, and oranges our peak foliage is famous… Continue reading ​Goaltending for Life

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​In the Words of the Famous Earth, Wind & Fire: “Do you remember, 21st night in September?”

Posted by Heather Krill in Life After Paralysis on October 14, 2021 First published in the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog… Yesterday morning, when I wrote the date on my whiteboard for my students, one Junior in my homeroom reminded me of this song, and I was surprised she was aware of Earth, Wind & Fire. She credited… Continue reading ​In the Words of the Famous Earth, Wind & Fire: “Do you remember, 21st night in September?”

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​September is Spinal Cord Awareness Month

Posted by Heather Krill in Life After Paralysis on September 24, 2021 First published in the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog… My husband, Geoff’s life work, is really bridging the gap between adaptive and able-bodied worlds. He helps people to find their passion for life again through sport while at the same time focusing on the normalcy of… Continue reading ​September is Spinal Cord Awareness Month

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Golfing from the Front Yard

Posted by Heather Krill in Life After Paralysis on August 25, 2021 First published in the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog… Many years ago, I took golf lessons locally and really loved it. In exchange for homemade chocolate chip cookies, I received one-hour lessons once a week for one summer. Such a deal! I likely could not broker… Continue reading Golfing from the Front Yard

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Rolling into August and Community Service

Posted by Heather Krill in Life After Paralysis on August 12, 2021 First published on the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog… Downhill mountain biking is a sport our family loves during the summer at Loon Mountain Resort. It is also the first sport Geoff found competitively again following his spinal cord injury back in 1995. In fact, he… Continue reading Rolling into August and Community Service

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What Ability Looks Like

Posted by Heather Krill in Life After Paralysis on July 26, 2021 First published in the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog… Our family eagerly awaits the start of the summer Olympics in Japan, followed by the Paralympics two weeks later. While the lack of fans and families in the arenas will make for very different games, these changes… Continue reading What Ability Looks Like

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​This Fourth of July: Accessibility for Any Main Street in America

Posted by Heather Krill in Life After Paralysis on July 01, 2021 First published on the Christopher and Dana Reeve Blog… If this last year has taught us anything, it is to appreciate the time and place and love for life. With many of us stuck at home for so long, the time to venture out again with friends… Continue reading ​This Fourth of July: Accessibility for Any Main Street in America

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For the Dads This Fathers’ Day

Posted by Heather Krill in Life After Paralysis on June 18, 2021 First published on the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog… In letting my parents know about the passing of an old friend, a father and grandfather, my own dad replied, “I’m so sorry to hear this; tis (yes, he meant “tis” and not “This”) the season of… Continue reading For the Dads This Fathers’ Day

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Reminders for Patience

Posted by Heather Krill in Life After Paralysis on June 14, 2021 First published on the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog… Recently, while home recovering from a breast reduction, I became a part-time lettuce farmer. As the usual caregiver in our family with full mobility, the struggle to water our garden one small container at a time became… Continue reading Reminders for Patience