Let’s Make Holiday Traditions More Accessible
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Let’s Make Holiday Traditions More Accessible

Every year Christmas is one of those holidays that lets me down.…
Complex Rehab Technology Funding Cuts
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The Festive Holiday Season

I used that title sarcastically. I’m not feeling too festive…
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  • Let’s Make Holiday Traditions More Accessible

    Every year Christmas is one of those holidays that lets me down. I get really excited for it, hoping it’ll be a great time, but there are always moments where I feel unable to fully enjoy Christmas like before my spinal cord injury. Maybe it’s the unable to walk thing, or maybe it’s the unable […]

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    I used that title sarcastically. I’m not feeling too festive these days. Prescribing wheelchairs and other complex DME for my clients just keeps getting harder and harder.

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