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Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog: “International Day of Persons with Disabilities,” December 11, 2019

I can’t remember the circumstances surrounding our dinner conversation the other night, but at some point, I told my husband that his information wasn’t accurate. It was not shared with an accusing or angry or even sarcastic tone–just objective observation. However, our son became very defensive of his dad, and said, “Mom, that’s not fair,… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog: “International Day of Persons with Disabilities,” December 11, 2019

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Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog: “Thanksgiving, Kindness, Second Helpings, and Helpers,” November 26, 2019

When we reflect on our blessings this year, at a time when people and places around us are suffering unparalleled grief, loss and tragedy, it’s important to think about the connections that remain in humanity. The other day while walking the dog, I found myself getting irrationally angry about people littering in front of the… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog: “Thanksgiving, Kindness, Second Helpings, and Helpers,” November 26, 2019

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Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog: “In Honor of Care-giving and Flawed Parenting,” November 30, 2019

Our son lost a tooth recently and for a few days the Tooth Fairy was super busy, battling some wind and rainstorms, forgetting to stop at our house because of the Halloween candy wreaking cavity havoc from coast to coast. But then our son said, “Mom, do you think she has really forgotten me because… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog: “In Honor of Care-giving and Flawed Parenting,” November 30, 2019

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Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog: “How Quickly Fall Rolls Towards Winter,” October 24, 2019

This fall has been a season of paradox. We bought a bigger house, which is amazing. However, unpacking has been anything but amazing. If I felt pressure to pack up our place as quickly as possible to meet our closing date, the pressure to unpack and find all our crap — to feel settled —… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog: “How Quickly Fall Rolls Towards Winter,” October 24, 2019

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Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog: “When We Borrow Mobility,” November 1, 2019

My husband Geoff is a professional skier with a T7 complete spinal cord injury but watching him ski is a little like watching an eagle soar upriver. He rips down mountains with the ease and grace and swooping arcs only a bird is capable of as very few other animals reflect smooth, carved turns in… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog: “When We Borrow Mobility,” November 1, 2019

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Geoff Krill’s Letter to Self for the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Campaign, October 22, 2019

Dear Geoff, Not for 10 minutes after your spinal cord injury did you believe your life would be any less than what it could be as a standing man. From the beginning, you believed you always have a choice about how you would live your life– even when in rehab when the psychologists wanted you… Continue reading Geoff Krill’s Letter to Self for the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Campaign, October 22, 2019

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Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, October 9, 2019: “What I Now Know”

Dear Heather, Knowing now what I recognize to be true — about life and love with my husband Geoff — would not have changed my decision to marry him one bit; however, if I could go back to that young woman, the one who rarely seemed tired or frustrated, the one whose own needs always… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, October 9, 2019: “What I Now Know”

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Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, September 4, 2019: “The Beauty of Choosing Our Words”

The term “inter-abled” is a new word for me. Until reading a recent Reeve blog, this was a word I had not read or overheard in casual conversation. As an avid reader my entire life and high school English teacher for 22 years, I actually love learning new words, and once I know them, I can… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, September 4, 2019: “The Beauty of Choosing Our Words”

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Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, August 21, 2019: “Summer Recreating and Memory Making”

One aspect of summer, my husband Geoff, a T7-8 level paraplegic, absolutely loves is playing outside, fishing and biking with our children. One thing he hates but accepts, given the amount of time he spends in the sun, is applying sunblock. Like many wheelchair users, any time one applies lotion to one’s hands they then… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, August 21, 2019: “Summer Recreating and Memory Making”

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Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, August 11, 2019: “Why we can’t just rent a car to go on vacation”

After a recent car accident left us scrambling before our road trip to Michigan for my husband’s family reunion, a well-meaning friend suggested we just “rent a car.” I thought about that idea for about three seconds. As the accident was caused by another person, a rental would certainly be covered by that person’s insurance.… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, August 11, 2019: “Why we can’t just rent a car to go on vacation”