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  • every end has a new beginning

    I’ll never forget the moment the accident happened. I was riding in the backseat of the truck, my boyfriend and his mom in the front. The truck began to swerve, and the last thing I remember is looking up to see my boyfriends’ reaction. The next thing I know I’m on the ground and a […]

  • Sibling Love

    “I don’t want to have a brother like Roa!” Gunnar yells as his block tower is knocked down for the third time by his giggling older brother’s reaching arm. Oh, that pierces my momma heart. Such angry words that my three-year-old doesn’t really mean, but sum up his frustration. Roa didn’t seem to notice… or […]

  • Feeling & Movement After an ACI, Part 1

    Since September is spinal cord injury awareness month, I thought I’d share a little bit about what I can feel and move despite having a SCI, starting from the beginning. It is said that no two spinal cord injuries are alike, so please remember this simply my personal experience. In most cases, people who have […]

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  • Olsen House, Cushing, Maine

    I stretch out in the warm water and breathe a sigh of relief to finally be taking some time for just me, in a bath. As I let the lavender scent relax me, I gaze up at the picture hanging above the tub and think of our history together. Andrew Wyeth met Christina Olson at […]

  • Trick or Treat!

    We decided that we are going to do a Star Trek family theme for Halloween this year. Tiny Tay will be Spock and I am quite certain that she will be the cutest Vulcan ever blasting people with her phaser gun. Family themes and theme parties are a lot of fun. I’m hoping that next […]

  • Quadriplegic Cooking

    Humans are always busy calculating risk over reward in every area of life. Is dating this guy worth it? Is taking this shortcut that could get me lost worth it? Is eating this giant banana split (and all of its extra calories) worth it? Is it even worth your time reading this article? After breaking […]

  • Busy Special Needs Family Routine

    Hazy Shades Time time time…. See what’s become of me.. Remember that eighties song? So fitting for my life these days. I thought when Roa started Kindergarten and Gunnar went to preschool a few hours 3 days a week, I would be swimming in a giant pool of time! Not so much. Routine is so […]

  • Spina Bifida Awareness Month

    Spina bifida is a birth defect that means “cleft spine”. It is the most common neural tube defect, affecting between 1,500 and 2000 babies in the US each year. By the 28th day of pregnancy, the spinal cord is enclosed in the fetus by the vertebra. Spina Bifida occurs when there is a problem in the […]