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Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, Feb. 14, 2018: “When Your Valentine Falls in Love with his Service Dog”

This past weekend, my husband Geoff returned home from a week’s training with his new co-pilot and service pup, Emerson Gronk Snowy Krill.He left again this morning for one more week, and even after only a 48-hour furlough home with us, we were so sad to see them both pull away from the house.Emerson came… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, Feb. 14, 2018: “When Your Valentine Falls in Love with his Service Dog”

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Christopher and Dana Reeve Blog, January 22, 2018: “January Dreaming”

January brings with her unparalleled frigid temperatures along with some weird skin hives on Geoff’s legs caused by the unruly cold; yet she also brings New Year’s resolutions, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and, every four years, the eager anticipation of the Winter Olympics and Paralympics. We set new goals for ourselves or we don’t;… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Blog, January 22, 2018: “January Dreaming”

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Dear Emerson Gronk Snowy Krill,

Dear Emerson Gronk Snowy Krill, Given your world class service dog status, I’m sure you also read, but if not, I’ll explain when you arrive.  Your new dad, my husband Geoff,  is on his way today to begin training with you as a pair at NEADS in Princeton, MA.  He is really excited for you… Continue reading Dear Emerson Gronk Snowy Krill,

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Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, Jan. 3, 2018: How We Roll in Winter

Snow is a challenge in the winter time where we live in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. We know folks in wheelchairs around these parts who struggle leaving their own homes in the winter time. Depending on one’s wheelchair, size of wheels, depth of snow, dependability on the plow, etc, snow can be enemy… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, Jan. 3, 2018: How We Roll in Winter

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Christmas Carcass

I’ve never dragged a human body into the woods, but I can imagine the work involved.  After all, each year I dissemble the Christmas tree, and we say a little prayer of thanks over his branches before returning him to the woods where he came from.   This year, however, I had to drag him… Continue reading Christmas Carcass

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Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, December 19, 2017: Looking Ahead to 2018

As a teacher, I remind myself how difficult the holiday season can be for families who are struggling with different hardships. Christmas does not always equate with tradition or joy; family or gifts; mistletoe or egg nog; for some, including those with and without physical or cognitive disabilities, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Year’s Eve… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, December 19, 2017: Looking Ahead to 2018

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Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation blog: Redefining Miracles One Connection at a Time, Dec. 13, 2017

This year’s birthday card is a very accurate depiction of our family; we always wear Santa hats; Greta and I always match, as do Carver and Geoff; Geoff certainly has tan skin year around given his outdoor work opportunities, and this is our daughter’s self proclaimed “best wheelchair daddy drawing ever.” She had done an… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation blog: Redefining Miracles One Connection at a Time, Dec. 13, 2017