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Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, January 10, 2020: “Trying to See 2020”

I’m not clairvoyant; nor am I a fortune teller, magician, or prophet of biblical proportions; however, chances are pretty good that 2020 will be a year of joy and sadness, hope and disappointment, sickness and health, miracle and tragedy, conflict and peace.Mostly though, 2020 will be as real as real gets for us all– those… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, January 10, 2020: “Trying to See 2020”

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Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, January 9, 2020: “Let’s Face It…”

A friend sent me an article about a woman who had lost both her arms below the elbows and her legs below her knees. As interesting and powerful as the story was, as empowering as the woman clearly is in her day to day life, I wondered why this friend had sent me this piece… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, January 9, 2020: “Let’s Face It…”

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Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog: “International Day of Persons with Disabilities,” December 11, 2019

I can’t remember the circumstances surrounding our dinner conversation the other night, but at some point, I told my husband that his information wasn’t accurate. It was not shared with an accusing or angry or even sarcastic tone–just objective observation. However, our son became very defensive of his dad, and said, “Mom, that’s not fair,… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog: “International Day of Persons with Disabilities,” December 11, 2019

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Gifts from the Heart: Body Belongings, Elves, and Tooth Fairy Criminals

  Dear Greta, You asked your Elf on the Shelf Snowball for a gift from the heart…with your heart being so big at 8.5 years old, this will be an enormous undertaking.  You seemed very happy with your cozy, fleece Christmas blanket the morning before you kicked that older boy, not your brother, in the… Continue reading Gifts from the Heart: Body Belongings, Elves, and Tooth Fairy Criminals

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Why the “Understory” of Growing Up is Essential and Why We Need to Listen

A scientist friend recently remarked on the foliage as having an understory and an overstory.  These terms had been unknown to me at the time, despite being a next door neighbor to National Forest for the last 20 years.  Yet, I have not been able to stop thinking how an understory perfectly defines the forest,… Continue reading Why the “Understory” of Growing Up is Essential and Why We Need to Listen

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Geoff Krill’s Letter to Self for the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Campaign, October 22, 2019

Dear Geoff, Not for 10 minutes after your spinal cord injury did you believe your life would be any less than what it could be as a standing man. From the beginning, you believed you always have a choice about how you would live your life– even when in rehab when the psychologists wanted you… Continue reading Geoff Krill’s Letter to Self for the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Campaign, October 22, 2019

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Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, October 9, 2019: “What I Now Know”

Dear Heather, Knowing now what I recognize to be true — about life and love with my husband Geoff — would not have changed my decision to marry him one bit; however, if I could go back to that young woman, the one who rarely seemed tired or frustrated, the one whose own needs always… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, October 9, 2019: “What I Now Know”