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”
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
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
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
Published first at the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog on June 9, 2017 https://www.christopherreeve.org/blog/life-after-paralysis/celebrating-ten-years-of-marriage-matters This black and white memory was captured just after our wedding in front of the church ten years ago by our friend and photographer Ken Watson. Sitting in the front seat of that light green 1965 Imperial, we could not… Continue reading June 9: Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog: Celebrating Ten Years of Marriage Matters
Let’s face it; most parenting is adaptive as we learn to adjust to the little people who come into our lives. Just when we believe we have found an answer, they grow, change, evolve, and send us back to the drawing table. This month, Geoff made a bold mood. He decided, while I was taking… Continue reading PUBLISHED on the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog: May 11, 2017
May 8 is an important date in the process of the Riverfront Park development, including many bits of awesomeness for young and old, local and tourist: an outdoor amphitheater, playground, dog park, canoe launch, and skate park. Please consider joining us on May 8 at 5:30 at the Lincoln Town Hall as our voice is… Continue reading Next Steps for Lincoln Woodstock: Let’s Build the Riverfront Park!