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Category Archives: Family & Friends
My Dad, Tony, was not at the doctor’s office the day I was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy. This angered my Mom and she held that with her for a very long time. It didn’t bother me, however, because to me … Continue reading
When you go from walking to using a wheelchair it’s easy for people to forget that you’ve made the transition, even as you’re sitting there right in front of them. One summer while staying at my grandma’s house, I was planning … Continue reading
My cousin Joe has labeled my right arm my “dead arm.” When he first said it several years ago, his mom, my aunt, didn’t think this was very nice. I didn’t care. He was eight years old and that’s exactly … Continue reading
I went to Australia with a good friend of mine from high school about the time I was struggling to walk safely outdoors but not using a wheelchair full time. I borrowed a manual wheelchair from a local vendor and … Continue reading
Getting up from chairs got really difficult at around age 25. For work I would sit on drafting chair that I would literally inch up and up to raise myself so I could stand up on my own. This got … Continue reading