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Rolling into August and Community Service

Posted by Heather Krill in Life After Paralysis on August 12, 2021 First published on the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog… Downhill mountain biking is a sport our family loves during the summer at Loon Mountain Resort. It is also the first sport Geoff found competitively again following his spinal cord injury back in 1995. In fact, he… Continue reading Rolling into August and Community Service

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April Showers Us with Hope

Posted by Heather Krill in Life After Paralysis on April 02, 2021# Lifestyle We have never made a big deal out of the Easter Bunny, nor have we returned to church since COVID. To be honest, our participation in religion has been sporadic, but we both felt it was important to raise our children with a faith connection. And here… Continue reading April Showers Us with Hope

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​Taking Time and Teamwork

Posted by Heather Krill in Life After Paralysis on March 30, 2021# Lifestyle Daylight savings occurs on March 14, when we turn the clocks one hour ahead, providing one hour of additional sunlight. The transition is always a weird one for children and adults alike, depending on sleep schedules, work and school, and early mornings, etc. But after a week… Continue reading ​Taking Time and Teamwork

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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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What You Appreciate When Your Car Becomes Your Ski Lodge

My green Subaru Outback, like my daughter, will be turning 10 this spring. We have spent an unusual amount of time warming up in her this winter season as we are a ski family. She has also become our ski lodge for boot changing and eating lunch and drinking hot cocoa. First, let me be… Continue reading What You Appreciate When Your Car Becomes Your Ski Lodge

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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: “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 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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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!”