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Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, March 13, 2020: “When We Least Expect It”

Recently, I took our daughter to see Annie with a group of local female mentors and the young women they mentor. This Annie was amazing, and the production at Plymouth State University included 125 actors and actresses ranging in age from 8-80 and included very professional as well as community theater participants. This version included Franklin Delano Roosevelt from… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, March 13, 2020: “When We Least Expect It”

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Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, March 25, 2020: “COVID 19: What You’ve Given and What You’ve Taken Away”

Attn: COVID-19 You began your journey far, far away in China, wreaking havoc then across Europe, especially in Italy, closing borders, trapping people in their homes, and finally finding your way to New Hampshire, causing hysteria in some, panic in others, and increased anxiety in general. You’ve stolen people’s lives, people’s jobs, people’s sense of… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, March 25, 2020: “COVID 19: What You’ve Given and What You’ve Taken Away”

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Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation: March 30, 2020: “The Power of Yet”

When Geoff headed away to work this week he was very excited to be traveling to Sunday River and Sugar Loaf for Maine Adaptive Sports. Don’t get me wrong, he generally loves his career when it comes to working with athletes, teaching skiing, and helping people to reach their potential. However, he was EXTRA excited… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation: March 30, 2020: “The Power of Yet”

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When You Have the Oldest Parents in the Third Grade…

When you are 8 and supposedly have the “oldest parents in the third grade,”  you argue that at 16 you won’t have to share a car with your sibling like your parents did with their siblings because, well, your parents are old enough that they will be in a nursing home by the time you… Continue reading When You Have the Oldest Parents in the Third Grade…

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Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, February 4, 2020: “A different kind of love story”

This February marks two years since Emerson Gronk Snowy Krill joined our family as perhaps the best yellow lab service dog to walk the earth. When he first arrived, we were worried we might be too much for him as a collective force of nature. However, his shell shock eventually wore away and he likely… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, February 4, 2020: “A different kind of love story”

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Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, January 10, 2020: “Trying to See 2020”

I’m not clairvoyant; nor am I a fortune teller, magician, or prophet of biblical proportions; however, chances are pretty good that 2020 will be a year of joy and sadness, hope and disappointment, sickness and health, miracle and tragedy, conflict and peace.Mostly though, 2020 will be as real as real gets for us all– those… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, January 10, 2020: “Trying to See 2020”

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Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, January 9, 2020: “Let’s Face It…”

A friend sent me an article about a woman who had lost both her arms below the elbows and her legs below her knees. As interesting and powerful as the story was, as empowering as the woman clearly is in her day to day life, I wondered why this friend had sent me this piece… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, January 9, 2020: “Let’s Face It…”