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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 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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The Tipping Point

Yesterday, I reached the tipping point, I fell out of my chair for the first time! I’m not really sure what happened. I was in the shower chair with my nurse and I told her I needed to lean forward because I was feeling dizzy. The next thing I remember is feeling my head hit the tile floor. The nurse … 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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Freaky Lady

Last weekend, we went to Atlantic Station to see the new Monsters movie with the boys. Afterwards, we decided to take the boys on the little train ride. As we were waiting for the train 2 ladies and a little girl came up to ride the train. I stayed behind with stroller and so did one of ladies. We start … 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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