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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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Adapting in Lederhosen in Honor of Oktoberfest

Posted by Heather Krill in Life After Paralysis on October 27, 2021 First published in the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog… Geoff loves our local Loon Mountain’s Oktoberfest so profoundly that he refers to it as his own high holy holiday. Of course, he jests, but the lederhosen are for real. Up until this year, our children had… Continue reading Adapting in Lederhosen in Honor of Oktoberfest

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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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​In the Words of the Famous Earth, Wind & Fire: “Do you remember, 21st night in September?”

Posted by Heather Krill in Life After Paralysis on October 14, 2021 First published in the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog… Yesterday morning, when I wrote the date on my whiteboard for my students, one Junior in my homeroom reminded me of this song, and I was surprised she was aware of Earth, Wind & Fire. She credited… Continue reading ​In the Words of the Famous Earth, Wind & Fire: “Do you remember, 21st night in September?”

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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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Reminders for Patience

Posted by Heather Krill in Life After Paralysis on June 14, 2021 First published on the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog… Recently, while home recovering from a breast reduction, I became a part-time lettuce farmer. As the usual caregiver in our family with full mobility, the struggle to water our garden one small container at a time became… Continue reading Reminders for Patience

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Wheelchairs, Ladders, and Perspective

Posted by Heather Krill in Life After Paralysis on April 16, 2021 First published on the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation blog…. One of our daughter’s best friends broke her leg on the very last day our town rope tow was open. When her full-length cast weighed more than she did, and it was time to return to school,… Continue reading Wheelchairs, Ladders, and Perspective

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Recognizing the Sweet Spot of Childhood Summers

I won’t pretend raising kids is easy. There was that day last week at the beach, after the sunblock, after the reminders about rip tides and swimming alongside the shore if needed, when suddenly my eleven year old son thought it would be hilarious to yell, “Shark, shark, shark” at the top of his lungs.… Continue reading Recognizing the Sweet Spot of Childhood Summers

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Why We Wear Masks Even in the Last Three Weeks of the School Year

I’ve seen parents holding signs like “Make Masks Optional” on the news in faraway places, other people’s schools, and paid little attention. I’ve read about parents and community members embattled on the mask war path and, also, paid little attention. However, my first period high school students shared that there were mask protestors holding signs… Continue reading Why We Wear Masks Even in the Last Three Weeks of the School Year

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​Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog: “Love in the Time of COVID”

Posted by Heather Krill in Life After Paralysis on February 25, 2021# Lifestyle There was a fascinating work of fiction published back in 1985 titled Love in the Time of Cholera written by Nobel Prize winner Gabriel Garcia Marquez. I was only 11 years old when the book came out. I did not read it until later in college. While I loved… Continue reading ​Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog: “Love in the Time of COVID”