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Christopher and Dana Reeve Blog, November 10, 2017: “Atrophy vs. Ass-trophy”

We began to realize how much our kids listen to our conversations when our son mentioned to Geoff he was worried about getting a pressure sore on his bum from new pants with buttons on the pockets. I tried to explain that Dad is afraid of pressure sores because he doesn’t have much of a… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Blog, November 10, 2017: “Atrophy vs. Ass-trophy”

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Christopher and Dana Reeve Blog, October 12, 2017: Parenting Risk Taking and Mistake Making

There is no doubt that we are giving this parenting gig our best effort; however, in those moments when we realize just how badly a situation could have turned out, we shake our heads in disbelief at how we could have been so stupid. See the kids in this picture, smiling, wearing protective head gear,… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Blog, October 12, 2017: Parenting Risk Taking and Mistake Making

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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”

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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

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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

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June 9: Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog: Celebrating Ten Years of Marriage Matters

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