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Friends (how many of us have them)

“Friends How many of us have them? Friends Ones we can depend on Friends How many of us have them? Friends Before we go any further, lets be Friends” – Whodini My friend came to visit the other day and we were talking about life after my accident. He was telling me how most people just don’t really know the … Continue reading

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Quad Father’s Day

Father’s Day was just about 2 weeks ago now so I know I’m late but I wanted to talk about my greatest gift. I didn’t actually receive it on Father’s Day but on the Thursday before. This gift was a gift that was too big to come by US mail, FedEx or UPS. It’s kind of funny actually because I … Continue reading

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Straight Outta

William G Enloe Magnet High School is more than my alma mater, it’s the best! While I was there (class of 96) I knew Enloe was something special but now with my 20 year reunion right around the corner I really know it. I could tell you a million stories and reasons why it’s so great and how my time … Continue reading

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Kicks N Coffee

Kicks and Coffee two things I can’t do like I want to… By no means have I ever been a sneaker head but I like a fresh pair of kicks with a little bit of lace game. Now here is where you’d think the wheelchair guy would have a leg up (lol) seeing that they stay safely planted on the … Continue reading

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Fear

Funny, my wife and I were talking about the prediction of mini ice age in 15 years and I had an epiphany. As I’m sitting here (like usually do being wheelchair bound and all, lol) causally explaining how we needed a wood burning fireplace and to stock pile firewood, dry goods, etc. I was really freaking out. Ok not really … Continue reading

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No Offense

The images or content that I post this month at times may seem harsh, negative, etc but the purpose is to give you insight into my Quad-Life experience which “ain’t always sunshine and rainbows”. Overall, I’m in a good place, after dealing with this for the passed 4 years, so just know these are just moments in time or thoughts … Continue reading

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If I Didn’t Have To I Wouldn’t

Well, ladies and gents if you follow my blog or you know me personally, you know that I really don’t like asking for help especially in the form of fundraisers but I realize that to keep moving and progressing I don’t have a choice. This year we are hosting a cash raffle to raise funds to continue my therapy at … Continue reading

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My First Book: 7 Day Book Preview

If you’ve been following my blog you know how important my kids are and continuing to be an active father is to me. You have probably also seen one of my new hobbies/therapeutic recreation activities, iPhone photography and editing. I have combined the two to create my first children’s photo book called, THE ADVENTURES OF THE GREAT ACTION JAXON! This … Continue reading

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Please Advise: The ABRT Movement

As you probably already know, I am a spinal cord injury victim and believer in activity-based restorative therapy (ABRT) as performed at establishments like Race to Walk/Project Walk. With all the research and success stories associated with activity-based restorative therapy programs where are we with implementing them in hospitals as well as insurance coverage for it in hospitals and private … 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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