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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?”

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​September is Spinal Cord Awareness Month

Posted by Heather Krill in Life After Paralysis on September 24, 2021 First published in the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog… My husband, Geoff’s life work, is really bridging the gap between adaptive and able-bodied worlds. He helps people to find their passion for life again through sport while at the same time focusing on the normalcy of… Continue reading ​September is Spinal Cord Awareness Month

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Golfing from the Front Yard

Posted by Heather Krill in Life After Paralysis on August 25, 2021 First published in the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog… Many years ago, I took golf lessons locally and really loved it. In exchange for homemade chocolate chip cookies, I received one-hour lessons once a week for one summer. Such a deal! I likely could not broker… Continue reading Golfing from the Front Yard

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Rolling into August and Community Service

Posted by Heather Krill in Life After Paralysis on August 12, 2021 First published on the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog… Downhill mountain biking is a sport our family loves during the summer at Loon Mountain Resort. It is also the first sport Geoff found competitively again following his spinal cord injury back in 1995. In fact, he… Continue reading Rolling into August and Community Service

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What Ability Looks Like

Posted by Heather Krill in Life After Paralysis on July 26, 2021 First published in the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog… Our family eagerly awaits the start of the summer Olympics in Japan, followed by the Paralympics two weeks later. While the lack of fans and families in the arenas will make for very different games, these changes… Continue reading What Ability Looks Like