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Young People are Essential for the Sustainability of Volunteer Organizations

Meet Annie.  Annie began helping “unofficially” at adaptive waterskiing when she was just 9 years old.  Annie is awesome.  She has grown up between Windham, NH and the docks of Squam Lake, first loading and unloading equipment on the barge and keeping life jackets organized;  now an integral part of EAS and a college freshmen… Continue reading Young People are Essential for the Sustainability of Volunteer Organizations

Accessibility · Adaptive Adventure · Family life · Local · Nature-Based Learning · Through the Power of Sport

Christopher and Dana Reeve Blog, Sept. 8, 2017: “Being Krill-ed”

Geoff Krill isn’t exactly an ambulance chaser; however, he LOVES meeting people whose lives have been forever changed by spinal cord injury. Recently, while at a cycling event, our friend and adaptive coach MiKayla Briere watched him working with Ryan St. Lawrence, a downhill mountain biker who sustained his SCI just last summer. She smiled… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Blog, Sept. 8, 2017: “Being Krill-ed”

Accessibility · Adaptive Parenting (an adventure itself) · Conversations with Kids · Education · Family life · Through the Power of Sport

August 15, 2017 Christopher and Dana Reeve Blog: “What about the daddies who can’t slingshot?”

Recently, our six-year-old daughter asked if other daddies might be sad if they couldn’t slingshot. Perplexed, I thought she meant using an actual slingshot as in caveman style sling and rock to kill an animal. I think I said something like, “Well, not all people like to hunt.” She gave me a funny look because… Continue reading August 15, 2017 Christopher and Dana Reeve Blog: “What about the daddies who can’t slingshot?”

"No Child Left Inside" · Accessibility · Adaptive Parenting (an adventure itself) · Family life · Nature-Based Learning · Through the Power of Sport

When Making Family Memories Takes Years Off Our Lives in Only the BEST Ways…

For the record, for all of you judging the safety represented in this photo, this Boston Whaler containing my family is within the legal weight limit, and our son, in the green sweatshirt, is wearing his lifejacket beneath his sweatshirt.  We are away on vacation visiting my brother and his family on Martha’s Vineyard, and… Continue reading When Making Family Memories Takes Years Off Our Lives in Only the BEST Ways…

"No Child Left Inside" · Accessibility · Adaptive Adventure · Adaptive Parenting (an adventure itself) · Family life · Through the Power of Sport

July 27 Christopher and Dana Reeve Blog: Grit, Resiliency , and Resolve

When having a conversation with anyone– with or without a spinal cord injury– we garner information about their attitude, sense of grit, and/or capacity for resiliency within a few minutes. I’ve become slightly obsessed with this concept of GRIT reading many articles over the past few years identifying grit as one of the qualifying characteristics… Continue reading July 27 Christopher and Dana Reeve Blog: Grit, Resiliency , and Resolve

"No Child Left Inside" · Accessibility · Adaptive Adventure · Adaptive Parenting (an adventure itself) · Family life · Through the Power of Sport

Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog for July 13, 2017: a Different Kind of Independence

Independence for those of us living a wheelchair lifestyle means different things for different people. For my husband, Geoff, independence is creativity paired with accessibility. We live in a beautiful place where so much is accessible to our family, a place where adaptive programs like Eastern Adaptive Sports and New England Disabled Sports and Adaptive… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog for July 13, 2017: a Different Kind of Independence

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June 28 Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog: Universal Design All Things Great and Wide

One of my husband’s best friends is getting married next month on Lake Winnipesaukee. Knowing the hotel, they reserved rooms that would sell out quickly, I had a lovely conversation with the owner. She was eager to meet our accessibility needs. They, of course, had a ramped room available, but when I asked about the… Continue reading June 28 Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog: Universal Design All Things Great and Wide