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Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog: “​On the Days Leading up to 50 Years”

Posted by Heather Krill in Life After Paralysis on October 26, 2020# COVID-19, Lifestyle My dashing and daring husband turns 50 at the end of October. He could have cared less when the AARP package arrived in the mail literally at the end of September. While turning 50 for many feels like one is “over the hump,” practically ready for the… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog: “​On the Days Leading up to 50 Years”

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Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog: “Raising the Roof with Rope and Hope”

Posted by Heather Krill in Life After Paralysis on October 05, 2020# SCI Awareness Continuing with September being Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month, we are building an accessible treehouse on the ground. My summer goal was to have the roof on and walls up before snowfalls, and so far, we are on track. We’ve decided that because the deck will wrap… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog: “Raising the Roof with Rope and Hope”

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Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog: “September is Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month: Understanding Where Accessibility Begins…”

Posted by Heather Krill in Life After Paralysis on September 11, 2020# SCI Awareness Each September, I try to write something different and inspiring about Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month. What does it mean to make others aware? How do we make people more aware even 30 years after the Americans with Disabilities Act? After spending the summer riding our… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog: “September is Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month: Understanding Where Accessibility Begins…”

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Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog: “The Coming of Age of ADA: Happy 30th!”

Posted by Heather Krill in Life After Paralysis on August 25, 2020 This year we celebrate 30 years of progress in access and inclusion and the anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act passing into law. However, as important as this legislation was at the time of its inception, I had no idea. I had no idea about a lot of… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog: “The Coming of Age of ADA: Happy 30th!”

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Dear COVID Summer 2020

Summer season, we weren’t really sure how you would turn out based on what spring of 2020 had to offer us thanks to the pandemic. However, in terms of summer, you were good to us here in northern New Hampshire with more days of sun than rain, yet enough rain to keep the grass green,… Continue reading Dear COVID Summer 2020

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Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, July 8, 2020: “When Support Comes in Friends, Duct Tape, and Fishing Line”

My friend Katie and I took our collective four children to the Parker Mountain Pump Track with our mountain bikes on a recent adventure. Where my newfound confidence came from, I’m not quite sure; however, at some point, I ended on my back after bouncing off a few rocks with different body parts, leaving my… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, July 8, 2020: “When Support Comes in Friends, Duct Tape, and Fishing Line”

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A Letter to the Honorable Ruth Bader Ginsburg, on this 100th Anniversary of our 19th Amendment (8.18.1920 in case you weren’t sure)

Dear Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, I wanted you to know this is the mask I’m wearing on my first day of school next week as we return to the classroom for the first time since March when COVID took over the universe.  Clearly, you don’t know me, but I wanted you to know… Continue reading A Letter to the Honorable Ruth Bader Ginsburg, on this 100th Anniversary of our 19th Amendment (8.18.1920 in case you weren’t sure)

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Let’s be “Radically Pro-Kids”: Tap the Glass and Talk to Each Other

Yesterday, we went for a bike ride through our small town here in the mountains.  We picked up our young American born Jamaican friend who moved here from Texas with his mom and dad when he was two.  The boys were riding on the sidewalks, hopping on and off the curb, and I said to… Continue reading Let’s be “Radically Pro-Kids”: Tap the Glass and Talk to Each Other

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That Night I Caught a Bird Inside my House

During our daily pandemic pandemonium,  it is clear that not every week of homeschooling and teaching from home is good.  Actually, most of them are not, but this week was extra not good.  Now that the weekend is here, I can finish cleaning up the bird poop and feathers all over the walls of our… Continue reading That Night I Caught a Bird Inside my House

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For the Class of 2020, Those Who Love Them, Teach Them, and Learn From Them…

  Maybe you are a senior perched on the edge of everything.  Maybe you have a senior at home just trying to make the best of a crappy situation to finish this last year of high school from their bedroom or your kitchen table thanks to COVID-19, social distancing, and remote learning.  Maybe your work… Continue reading For the Class of 2020, Those Who Love Them, Teach Them, and Learn From Them…