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Christopher and Dana Reeve Blog, February 1, 2019: “When Anniversaries Come in the Form of Spinal Cord Injuries and Service Dogs”

I’ve written about my husband Geoff’s spinal cord injury anniversary on January 29 before, and in the world of Google, one would think I could track it down. No luck. But this year, the same week we honor his 24th year of being a T7-8 paraplegic and the work he’s done since sustaining that injury,… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Blog, February 1, 2019: “When Anniversaries Come in the Form of Spinal Cord Injuries and Service Dogs”

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Saying Goodbye to Our Claire

Our friend Claire.   Our friendship did not belong to me, but I loved being in her light– in her bubble of color and energy and spirit–and we will miss her.  Claire’s innumerable friends love her fiercely all over the world.  She has a smart, devoted, hilarious husband JJ with an uncanny ability to make people… Continue reading Saying Goodbye to Our Claire

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Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, January 15, 2019: “Keeping Well in Winter is Hard”

Now that the holidays have passed, we roll along through the depths of winter–through the early, dark nights, the inches of snow, sometimes mixed with ice and rain, sometimes with frustration or despair. Winter is the hardest season due to Mother Nature’s deep regard for cold and snow, along with Geoff’s career as a professional… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, January 15, 2019: “Keeping Well in Winter is Hard”

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On the Cusp of Turning Nine

I’ve been thinking a lot about our son turning nine, the last of the single digits. The conversation from the back seat between those on the cusp of nine secured any notion that he is growing up too quickly; he is growing just right– not too fast and not too slow.  When my niece turned… Continue reading On the Cusp of Turning Nine

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Christopher and Dana Reeve Blog, Jan. 2, 2019: “Looking Ahead with Hope, Always”

Happy New Year from our family here in the mountains of northern New Hampshire. I captured this photo of my husband and son on Christmas morning at our parents’ home. There is so much about it that makes me smile– the sun streaming in between their bodies; his little head leaning into Geoff as if… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Blog, Jan. 2, 2019: “Looking Ahead with Hope, Always”

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Christopher and Dana Reeve Blog, December 18, 2018: “Winding Down the Year”

One of my favorite Christmas memories occurred at bedtime when I was reading the Mickey Mouse version of “A Christmas Carol” to our then 3 and 2-year-old children, all tucked in snug and warm in their pajamas. When we got to the page where Tiny Tim was using the little crutch, Carver turned to his… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Blog, December 18, 2018: “Winding Down the Year”

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Dear Ski Race Mom

Dear Ski Race Mom, You maybe didn’t notice me standing there next to you with my daughter, who is 7, watching her brother, who is 8, race last weekend.   You also did not solicit my opinion on the matter, but I’m going to offer it up to you anyway.  Here’s the thing; I’m relatively new… Continue reading Dear Ski Race Mom