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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”

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Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, June 19: “When Spring Project ‘Ramp’ Up”

Our deck is very important to us in the spring, summer, and fall, as it’s a space big enough (attached to our tiny condo) for our friends and neighbors to congregate over shared meals. Our children literally run amok, much as we did in the 70s and 80s, together, biking or shooting hoops or skateboarding… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, June 19: “When Spring Project ‘Ramp’ Up”

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Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, June 14, 2019: “Looking Up to Daddy Even When He is Extra Short”

I always giggle when reminded of the very first time I introduced Geoff to my mom. We were still “just friends” at this point, but the word “relationship” hovered closely. Standing on the edge of the soccer field following a match we had coached together, she had already asked me about his height. She then… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, June 14, 2019: “Looking Up to Daddy Even When He is Extra Short”

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For the Love of Dirty, Summer Feet

Despite my kid swimming all day long, his feet were still disgusting at bed time- the shiny dirt ground in deep.  But his teeth were clean, and, even more importantly, he had an awesome, active day and happily crashed into sleep before the sun went down.   Why is the dirt on the bottoms of one’s… Continue reading For the Love of Dirty, Summer Feet