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Happy Martin Luther King Day

In the spirit of Martin Luther King Jr and the Civil Rights Movement I want to expose another movement, a movement that like many others I did not know existed. This movement is the Disability Rights Movement. In 2011 PBS released 60-minute documentary called “Lives Worth Living” by filmmaker Eric Neudel. The film follows the evolution of the disability rights … Continue reading

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The Bittersweet Walk

You know I really enjoy my afternoon walks with my son Jaxon, but they are truly bittersweet. The Sweet On the one hand I am thankful that I have the ability to take him out on walks by myself, that in itself is a big deal under the circumstances. We stroll around the neighborhood scoping out the neighbor’s decorations, nature, … Continue reading

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The Ever So Important U Cuff

Ok, for those of you that don’t know what a U cuff is, it is short for universal cuff. It is a strap that goes on your hand that has a slot for a tool/utensil for a person that does not have normal (grasp) hand function. Most people use a u cuff to hold eating and writing utensils or a … Continue reading

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The Monster is Gone, Ain’t Nothing Like Giving

It’s official as of this weekend my old monster handicap van is gone. As much junk as I talk about my old van I know it was a huge blessing for us to get a reliable accessible vehicle at the price we did. It served us well as our transitional vehicle over the past 2 years. Yep countless trips to … Continue reading

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NRN IS DEAD (The Wake Up Call)

I know you all were probably on the edge of your seat waiting to see how week two of NRN went, WELL……………. It started off a little rocky because of the long Labor Day weekend on Tuesday. Wednesday and Thursday went great and well Friday lets just say I ended the week with a bang! On Friday, I rolled to … Continue reading

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NRN First Full Week

I made it through my first full week of NRN. It seems like its improving each day. What do I mean by improving you say? I’ll explain it the best I can without getting too technical. There are physical therapist/technicians that move my legs through the walking motion. If my legs are tight or spastic it is hard for them … Continue reading

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Starting the Neurorecovery Network

All righty then… Let me see… I’m trying to figure out where to start because my last entry was, wow, on my rebirth-day, 8/1. I have to do better! Well, I’m back in Atlanta for the Neurorecovery Network (NRN). It started on Wednesday with some baseline testing. The coolest test they did was a standing test to see what my … Continue reading

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It’s My Party

Yep, today is my 2 year rebirth day, the anniversary of my life changing accident. Every time one of these milestones come up they bring about mixed emotions. On one hand I feel great full for my life and all the progress I have made. On the other hand I feel disappointed that I’m not further along. It’s also crazy … Continue reading

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Day 3 of Day Program

Today I got over my new fear of flying! After my accident I was just like I’m not even trying to travel at all really, but I’m definitely not going to fly. Well today as a part of Shepherd’s therapeutic rec program we took a trip to the airport. We went through security and actually boarded a plane. My wife … Continue reading

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Day 2 of the Day Program

Today was a much better day! I met with my old PT and we got in my manual chair. It went surprisingly well, no great! My balance was good, I was able to do a forward pressure relief with out assistance and my shoulders were strong. My PT could not believe the progress I’ve made. Her quote of the day … Continue reading

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