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Dear Esteemed Elves of Christmastime,

From our nine year old daughter’s letter to her elf Snow Ball: Dear Snow Ball, I’m so sorry for bringing you to school today and keeping you in a plastic bag in the bottom of my back pack. The one time I used the barbecue tongs to bring you out during snack, _______________ made fun… Continue reading Dear Esteemed Elves of Christmastime,

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Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog: “To Savor the Moments”

Posted by Heather Krill in Life After Paralysis on November 25, 2020# COVID-19, Caregiving, Lifestyle Thanksgiving has been my favorite holiday ever since I could remember. As a little girl, I used to believe that the family, whether at my maternal grandmother’s house in Orrington, Maine, surrounded by my aunts, uncles, and cousins, or my dad’s extended family in Philadelphia, PA, gathered… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog: “To Savor the Moments”

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Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog:

“Tired of Watering the Ferns” In Honor of November Being Caregivers Awareness Month Posted by Heather Krill in Life After Paralysis on November 16, 2020 If you were looking to read something inspiring, this likely isn’t your blog. If you were looking to be reassured, to have your tired feelings recognized, to be reminded that it’s okay to feel… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog:

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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: “Our Family’s First Time Fly Fishing”

Posted by Heather Krill in Life After Paralysis on October 19, 2020# COVID-19, Lifestyle As peak foliage wrapped her arms around the mountains where we live, a friend took our family fly fishing for the first time. As much as I wanted to feel the romantic nostalgia of Brad Pitt in the 1992 classic “A River Runs Through It,” I was… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog: “Our Family’s First Time Fly Fishing”

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Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog: “The Roots and Rocks of COVID Summer”

Posted by Heather Krill in Life After Paralysis on August 30, 2020# COVID-19 As a high school English teacher, I’ve always been fortunate to have summers off to spend with our children, who are nine and ten. However, this summer, there has been the added local tension and anxiety of COVID-19 and a husband with a spinal cord injury missing his professional… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog: “The Roots and Rocks of COVID Summer”

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Dear Adam Sandler,

Dear Adam, Perhaps you’ve lately felt the pull back to your home state of New Hampshire? Perhaps you’ve heard the giggles from our couch since COVID-19 quarantine started? While not each of your films is appropriate for our 9 and 10 year old, many of them are, and we’ve watched most of them since the… Continue reading Dear Adam Sandler,

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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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Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, July 23, 2020: “Heard of the Have a Hammock Trap?”

I came home from a long walk with a friend to find my husband and dog in this hammock predicament. Emerson our dogs face tells me this was not his idea, nor does he really know how it even happened in the first place. Further, now that it has happened, he isn’t sure how to… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, July 23, 2020: “Heard of the Have a Hammock Trap?”