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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: “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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For the Love of Dirty, Summer Feet

Despite my kid swimming all day long, his feet were still disgusting at bed time- the shiny dirt ground in deep.  But his teeth were clean, and, even more importantly, he had an awesome, active day and happily crashed into sleep before the sun went down.   Why is the dirt on the bottoms of one’s… Continue reading For the Love of Dirty, Summer Feet

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Why Move to the White Mountains

This morning while walking our dog in below zero weather, I redirected my attitude towards winter’s wrath here in the White Mountains by brainstorming all the reasons I love living here.  My reward for the pre-work dog walk in frigid temps was a glorious sunrise and a heart shaped ice chunk.  Having lived in the… Continue reading Why Move to the White Mountains

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A Letter for Bill Cosby

Dear Mr. Cosby, When I watched you yesterday on the news, at 81 years old, be taken to prison in handcuffs to serve 3-10 years as a convicted rapist, I was very sad.  Sad, not for the condemnation by the court or guilty verdict, but for the 10 year old girl who loved watching your… Continue reading A Letter for Bill Cosby

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An Ode to Squirrels, 8th Graders, and Middle School Teachers

If you haven’t heard, here in New England there is an ABUNDANCE of SQUIRRELS.   They have been pictured happily swimming across lakes and sadly squished along highways.  In a recent trip to southern NH, we counted 15 in about three miles on the interstate.  Needless to say, the carnage has captured our children’s interest.  “Mom,… Continue reading An Ode to Squirrels, 8th Graders, and Middle School Teachers

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Manners for Us ALL to Remember Especially When the State of MA Moves into Small NH Ski Towns

Some are fond of the cliche: “Tourism is our bread and butter,” but too much bread and butter can also clog the arteries, also known as the dangerous main streets and back roads of ski country.  First of all, thank you to our local police departments in Lincoln and Woodstock for keeping those arteries through… Continue reading Manners for Us ALL to Remember Especially When the State of MA Moves into Small NH Ski Towns