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What We Learn from the Back of the Pack

Once a sweeper on my soccer team, I am now the sweeper of the woods for our Girls of Summer crew, 16 summers deep. The sweeper position is the last woman back, the last line of defense before the goalkeeper, or in this case in the woods, the one who makes sure no one gets… Continue reading What We Learn from the Back of the Pack

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Halloween Wheelchair Family Costumes

Posted by Heather Krill in Life After Paralysis on November 05, 2021 First published on the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog Geoff often travels out to Colorado for work over Halloween so when he is actually home, we try to come up with an extra special family costume. Our kids were super excited about the year we were… Continue reading Halloween Wheelchair Family Costumes

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​Sliding into Winter, Christmas, and 2022

Posted by Heather Krill in Life After Paralysis on December 23, 2021 First Published on the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog This weekend I fell skiing on some ice. But that wasn’t the worst part. The worst part was my inability to get back up on the ice. Each time I tried to right myself, I slid further… Continue reading ​Sliding into Winter, Christmas, and 2022

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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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Dear Ski Race Dad:

If I knew you well, I might have interrupted you filming your child ski racing the other day. But you were pretty intense and there was a crowd, and I certainly didn’t want to cause a scene at the base of beautiful mountain where so many children were being brave. Being my friend means one… Continue reading Dear Ski Race Dad:

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Saying Goodbye to Santa and his Elves

Yesterday morning when our sixth grade son– almost 12 years old– woke up to search for his beloved elves, Snowball, Snickers, and Jingle Bells, he mentioned, “I really need to write a note to my elves today.  They haven’t been writing to us as much this December as in past years.  Maybe they are waiting… Continue reading Saying Goodbye to Santa and his Elves

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Grateful for Life’s Paper Towels

Before he passed away, Danny Bourassa, an old friend, left me the biggest roll of paper towels, like the BIGGEST, in our garage after we swapped houses two years ago.  We use them frequently as you can imagine life is filled with countless messy spills and accidents.  I don’t know how large the roll was… Continue reading Grateful for Life’s Paper Towels

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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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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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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