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​Perfectly Imperfect Caregiving

Posted by Heather Krill in Life After Paralysis on November 23, 2021 First published on the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog Every November I think about doing one of those social media appreciation posts for every day of the month leading up to Thanksgiving. There is a lot to be thankful for, even in a world where educators… Continue reading ​Perfectly Imperfect Caregiving

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Halloween Wheelchair Family Costumes

Posted by Heather Krill in Life After Paralysis on November 05, 2021 First published on the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog Geoff often travels out to Colorado for work over Halloween so when he is actually home, we try to come up with an extra special family costume. Our kids were super excited about the year we were… Continue reading Halloween Wheelchair Family Costumes

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​December 3 is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Posted by Heather Krill in Life After Paralysis on December 03, 2021 First published on the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog This year’s theme for International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) is “Leadership and participation of persons with disabilities toward an inclusive, accessible and sustainable post-COVID-19 world.” According to the United Nations, 15% of the world’s population… Continue reading ​December 3 is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities

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​Sliding into Winter, Christmas, and 2022

Posted by Heather Krill in Life After Paralysis on December 23, 2021 First Published on the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog This weekend I fell skiing on some ice. But that wasn’t the worst part. The worst part was my inability to get back up on the ice. Each time I tried to right myself, I slid further… Continue reading ​Sliding into Winter, Christmas, and 2022

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2022: To Resolve

Posted by Heather Krill in Life After Paralysis on January 04, 2022 First published on the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog We have this amazing friend, Diane, who takes our annual Christmas card and turns it into an ornament for our tree; they historically have become some of our kid’s most favorite parts of Christmas– the “Diane ones”… Continue reading 2022: To Resolve

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​A Collector of Wheelchairs

Posted by Heather Krill in Life After Paralysis on January 28, 2022 First published on the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog We have two sections in our garage designated to my husband Geoff’s wheelchair collection— not to be confused with other sections for old records and CDs—and they range from dusty ones, manual ones, power ones to fixer-uppers.… Continue reading ​A Collector of Wheelchairs

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Twenty Seven Years: a Lifetime in Itself

Posted by Heather Krill in Life After Paralysis on February 02, 2022 To read this first on the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, click here. January 29 of each year marks the anniversary of my husband Geoff’s spinal cord injury. While we do not exactly celebrate the day, we do take time to honor, remember, and reflect upon it.… Continue reading Twenty Seven Years: a Lifetime in Itself

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Adapting in Lederhosen in Honor of Oktoberfest

Posted by Heather Krill in Life After Paralysis on October 27, 2021 First published in the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog… Geoff loves our local Loon Mountain’s Oktoberfest so profoundly that he refers to it as his own high holy holiday. Of course, he jests, but the lederhosen are for real. Up until this year, our children had… Continue reading Adapting in Lederhosen in Honor of Oktoberfest

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​Goaltending for Life

Posted by Heather Krill in Life After Paralysis on October 22, 2021 First published on the Christopher and Dana Reeve Blog… Soccer season is a short one here in the North Country of New Hampshire. We have not seen snow yet on our mountains, but they are filled with the reds, golds, and oranges our peak foliage is famous… Continue reading ​Goaltending for Life

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​In the Words of the Famous Earth, Wind & Fire: “Do you remember, 21st night in September?”

Posted by Heather Krill in Life After Paralysis on October 14, 2021 First published in the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog… Yesterday morning, when I wrote the date on my whiteboard for my students, one Junior in my homeroom reminded me of this song, and I was surprised she was aware of Earth, Wind & Fire. She credited… Continue reading ​In the Words of the Famous Earth, Wind & Fire: “Do you remember, 21st night in September?”