Meet Annie. Annie began helping “unofficially” at adaptive waterskiing when she was just 9 years old. Annie is awesome. She has grown up between Windham, NH and the docks of Squam Lake, first loading and unloading equipment on the barge and keeping life jackets organized; now an integral part of EAS and a college freshmen… Continue reading Young People are Essential for the Sustainability of Volunteer Organizations
Geoff Krill isn’t exactly an ambulance chaser; however, he LOVES meeting people whose lives have been forever changed by spinal cord injury. Recently, while at a cycling event, our friend and adaptive coach MiKayla Briere watched him working with Ryan St. Lawrence, a downhill mountain biker who sustained his SCI just last summer. She smiled… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Blog, Sept. 8, 2017: “Being Krill-ed”
One of my students asked me today why I hadn’t written anything in a while– a while meaning nine days not six months. “Cut me some slack,” I requested, “sometimes there is just too much to write and you don’t know where to start.” One, I love that he was looking forward to my next… Continue reading Finding Nuggets of Hope
Hard to imagine our ancestors thinking, “How dare we give women the right to vote? Hard to imagine brains who were shocked and awed by this appalling concept. Hard to imagine there was a time when people fought hard to prevent women from voting. Not just a few people either– the majority of folks in… Continue reading August 26, 1920: Giving Women the Right to Vote? How Dare you!
Coming up tomorrow is the two year anniversary of the tragic car accident which took the life of this sweet, smart, and beautiful little lady long before her time. Leah Rondon, the daughter of an old friend from grade school, Colleen McGrath Rondon, and her husband Henry, has captured my heart if only from photographs,… Continue reading To Practice the Goodness…
Recently, our six-year-old daughter asked if other daddies might be sad if they couldn’t slingshot. Perplexed, I thought she meant using an actual slingshot as in caveman style sling and rock to kill an animal. I think I said something like, “Well, not all people like to hunt.” She gave me a funny look because… Continue reading August 15, 2017 Christopher and Dana Reeve Blog: “What about the daddies who can’t slingshot?”
I took my little girl to see Annie the Musical last night at Jean’s Playhouse in Lincoln, NH. Actually, my parents took us; the theater was jam packed, and we were wowed by everything: Annie and the orphans, Sandy, (played by the beloved pet of our local second grade teacher and his wife), Ms. Hannigan,… Continue reading Remembering Why We Love Orphan Annie and her Sunshine