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When May Goes Astray

Posted by Heather Krill in Life After Paralysis on May 27, 2021 First published in the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog… Recently, my husband, Geoff, a T7-8 complete para, had a surgical procedure below his line of demarcation, meaning below his level of feeling. I won’t get into the specifics, but he left the hospital with eight stitches… Continue reading When May Goes Astray

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Leaving No Stone Unturned

Posted by Heather Krill in Life After Paralysis on May 03, 2021 First published on the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation One of our favorite family leisure activities is to play outside in our yard. This was one blessing of COVID stay-at-home orders from a year ago, and thankfully we had a yard to spend time in. Prior to… Continue reading Leaving No Stone Unturned

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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, March 18: “Paralympic Primetime: A First”

Posted by Heather Krill in Life After Paralysis on March 18, 2021# Adaptive Sports Three years ago, I was lucky enough to get an interview with Paralympic skier Andrew Kurka and wrote an article for the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation entitled “Why We Should Watch the Paralympics.” Still, coverage was sporadic and hard to follow at best, despite amazingly talented athletes… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, March 18: “Paralympic Primetime: A First”

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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”

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Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog: “February Snow Daze”

Posted by Heather Krill in Life After Paralysis on February 23, 2021# Lifestyle Our kids are of the age where there has been some talk of earning an allowance. This is tricky to navigate because we want them to understand that some chores are just part of life and expected while others are extra helpful and maybe warrant an additional… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog: “February Snow Daze”

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Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog: “Braving Risk and Reward with the COVID-19 Vaccine”

Posted by Heather Krill in Life After Paralysis on January 31, 2021# COVID-19 My husband Geoff, also a T7 paraplegic, received his first COVID-19 vaccine dose this week; he asked for it in his leg instead of his arm, which they accommodated since he can’t feel his legs. There are more than a few reasons why we jumped at the chance to… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog: “Braving Risk and Reward with the COVID-19 Vaccine”

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Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog: “The Perfectly Imperfect Holiday Card”

Posted by Heather Krill in Life After Paralysis on December 21, 2020# Lifestyle We send out holiday cards like many families, this year fewer cards but carrying the same well-meaning intentions for health, love, and laughter for friends and family near and far. Over the years, we have been more or less successful. There was the time I wanted to… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog: “The Perfectly Imperfect Holiday Card”