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Geoff Krill’s Letter to Self for the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Campaign, October 22, 2019

Dear Geoff, Not for 10 minutes after your spinal cord injury did you believe your life would be any less than what it could be as a standing man. From the beginning, you believed you always have a choice about how you would live your life– even when in rehab when the psychologists wanted you… Continue reading Geoff Krill’s Letter to Self for the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Campaign, October 22, 2019

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Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, October 9, 2019: “What I Now Know”

Dear Heather, Knowing now what I recognize to be true — about life and love with my husband Geoff — would not have changed my decision to marry him one bit; however, if I could go back to that young woman, the one who rarely seemed tired or frustrated, the one whose own needs always… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, October 9, 2019: “What I Now Know”

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Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, September 4, 2019: “The Beauty of Choosing Our Words”

The term “inter-abled” is a new word for me. Until reading a recent Reeve blog, this was a word I had not read or overheard in casual conversation. As an avid reader my entire life and high school English teacher for 22 years, I actually love learning new words, and once I know them, I can… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, September 4, 2019: “The Beauty of Choosing Our Words”

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Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, August 21, 2019: “Summer Recreating and Memory Making”

One aspect of summer, my husband Geoff, a T7-8 level paraplegic, absolutely loves is playing outside, fishing and biking with our children. One thing he hates but accepts, given the amount of time he spends in the sun, is applying sunblock. Like many wheelchair users, any time one applies lotion to one’s hands they then… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, August 21, 2019: “Summer Recreating and Memory Making”

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Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, August 11, 2019: “Why we can’t just rent a car to go on vacation”

After a recent car accident left us scrambling before our road trip to Michigan for my husband’s family reunion, a well-meaning friend suggested we just “rent a car.” I thought about that idea for about three seconds. As the accident was caused by another person, a rental would certainly be covered by that person’s insurance.… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, August 11, 2019: “Why we can’t just rent a car to go on vacation”

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Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, July 15, 2019: “Beyond Being Helpful, Laughter is Essential”

Every summer, I leave my sweet husband Geoff, a T7-8 complete para, for a few days to visit my brother who lives near the ocean. He will join us later in the week, but first has some work obligations. Before I hit the road with our children, I’m sure that everything he needs is within… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, July 15, 2019: “Beyond Being Helpful, Laughter is Essential”

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Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, June 29, 2019: “Showing Pride and Feeling Proud”

June is LGBTQ Pride Month if you didn’t know because you have been living under a rock for the last 50 or so years. I learned this back in high school as did many of my peers. But something I did not know until recently while researching some information about the history of pride parades… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, June 29, 2019: “Showing Pride and Feeling Proud”