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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

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​This Fourth of July: Accessibility for Any Main Street in America

Posted by Heather Krill in Life After Paralysis on July 01, 2021 First published on the Christopher and Dana Reeve Blog… If this last year has taught us anything, it is to appreciate the time and place and love for life. With many of us stuck at home for so long, the time to venture out again with friends… Continue reading ​This Fourth of July: Accessibility for Any Main Street in America

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For the Dads This Fathers’ Day

Posted by Heather Krill in Life After Paralysis on June 18, 2021 First published on the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog… In letting my parents know about the passing of an old friend, a father and grandfather, my own dad replied, “I’m so sorry to hear this; tis (yes, he meant “tis” and not “This”) the season of… Continue reading For the Dads This Fathers’ Day

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Reminders for Patience

Posted by Heather Krill in Life After Paralysis on June 14, 2021 First published on the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog… Recently, while home recovering from a breast reduction, I became a part-time lettuce farmer. As the usual caregiver in our family with full mobility, the struggle to water our garden one small container at a time became… Continue reading Reminders for Patience

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When May Goes Astray

Posted by Heather Krill in Life After Paralysis on May 27, 2021 First published in the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog… Recently, my husband, Geoff, a T7-8 complete para, had a surgical procedure below his line of demarcation, meaning below his level of feeling. I won’t get into the specifics, but he left the hospital with eight stitches… Continue reading When May Goes Astray

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Leaving No Stone Unturned

Posted by Heather Krill in Life After Paralysis on May 03, 2021 First published on the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation One of our favorite family leisure activities is to play outside in our yard. This was one blessing of COVID stay-at-home orders from a year ago, and thankfully we had a yard to spend time in. Prior to… Continue reading Leaving No Stone Unturned

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Heartbroken at Home

Posted by Heather Krill in Life After Paralysis on April 20, 2021 First published on the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation… Dear Heartbroken at Home: You may think I’m writing to you, and if my words give you comfort, I’m grateful. But really my intended audience is a young man, a fellow writer, Zack Collie, who recently shared his first… Continue reading Heartbroken at Home

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Wheelchairs, Ladders, and Perspective

Posted by Heather Krill in Life After Paralysis on April 16, 2021 First published on the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation blog…. One of our daughter’s best friends broke her leg on the very last day our town rope tow was open. When her full-length cast weighed more than she did, and it was time to return to school,… Continue reading Wheelchairs, Ladders, and Perspective

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April Showers Us with Hope

Posted by Heather Krill in Life After Paralysis on April 02, 2021# Lifestyle We have never made a big deal out of the Easter Bunny, nor have we returned to church since COVID. To be honest, our participation in religion has been sporadic, but we both felt it was important to raise our children with a faith connection. And here… Continue reading April Showers Us with Hope

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​Taking Time and Teamwork

Posted by Heather Krill in Life After Paralysis on March 30, 2021# Lifestyle Daylight savings occurs on March 14, when we turn the clocks one hour ahead, providing one hour of additional sunlight. The transition is always a weird one for children and adults alike, depending on sleep schedules, work and school, and early mornings, etc. But after a week… Continue reading ​Taking Time and Teamwork