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Christopher and Dana Reeve Blog, March 26, 2018: “Tracking Our Character”

When I set out to write a realistic fiction novel, True North, I knew one of my main characters would be a dad with a spinal cord injury who was a good man, with a dark secret in his past, and a fairly significant character flaw. As a high school English teacher for 20 years,… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Blog, March 26, 2018: “Tracking Our Character”

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Dearest March: Please Send April

This morning, in front of my first period English class, one of my female students innocently asks if I was wearing a new shirt. “Sure am,” and I’m thinking she will tell me she likes it.  And she does tell me, but not immediately. Instead she casually points out, “You still have the M sticker… Continue reading Dearest March: Please Send April

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Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, February 27, 2018: “Why We Should Watch the Paralympics”

Regardless of whatever Super Bowl team you hoped would win, the commercials took home the biggest trophy as far as the Krill family was concerned.Let’s be clear; Toyota is not paying me to cheer on their choice to NOT feature automobiles, although they could and I would be ok highlighting their awesome commercials surrounding mobility… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, February 27, 2018: “Why We Should Watch the Paralympics”

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Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, Feb. 14, 2018: “When Your Valentine Falls in Love with his Service Dog”

This past weekend, my husband Geoff returned home from a week’s training with his new co-pilot and service pup, Emerson Gronk Snowy Krill.He left again this morning for one more week, and even after only a 48-hour furlough home with us, we were so sad to see them both pull away from the house.Emerson came… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, Feb. 14, 2018: “When Your Valentine Falls in Love with his Service Dog”

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Puppy Love

Our new puppy, a 14 year old in human years actually, is home for good now that service dog training with Geoff down at NEADS in Princeton, MA is over.  Last weekend was a tease; he came home on a 48 hour furlough and then had to leave again.   But he is here– or wherever… Continue reading Puppy Love

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Christopher and Dana Reeve Blog, January 22, 2018: “January Dreaming”

January brings with her unparalleled frigid temperatures along with some weird skin hives on Geoff’s legs caused by the unruly cold; yet she also brings New Year’s resolutions, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and, every four years, the eager anticipation of the Winter Olympics and Paralympics. We set new goals for ourselves or we don’t;… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Blog, January 22, 2018: “January Dreaming”

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Dear Emerson Gronk Snowy Krill,

Dear Emerson Gronk Snowy Krill, Given your world class service dog status, I’m sure you also read, but if not, I’ll explain when you arrive.  Your new dad, my husband Geoff,  is on his way today to begin training with you as a pair at NEADS in Princeton, MA.  He is really excited for you… Continue reading Dear Emerson Gronk Snowy Krill,