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Ella Shows Bravery After an Accident in Her Wheelchair

Feb 19, 2020 09:00 am | Michael Casten

 

accidentEver since Ella’s mom, Lindsay, had an amputation of her lower right leg, I have been in charge of the household. Months later, Lindsay had her left knee replaced. My household duties continued, in addition to my full-time job teaching. Last week, we subscribed to the meal service Dinnerly, which sends ingredients and instructions that […]

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Learning to Navigate the World in My Permobil F3

Feb 14, 2020 09:00 am | Alyssa Silva

 

PermobilThe SMA News Today Forums heard it first, but I’d like to introduce you to my brand new Permobil F3 wheelchair. Her name is Rizzo, and yes, I am one of those crazy people who assign genders and names to their vehicles, including wheelchairs. I wanted something sassy and fun for my new ride, and […]

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Peering Through the Fog of Fear

Feb 13, 2020 03:00 pm | Katie Napiwocki

 

writingI’ve been on hiatus from writing about my SMA.  Truth be told, I’ve needed to break away from the constant reminder that SMA rules my life. When it wants to, SMA tosses banana peels into any gleaming trajectory I’m traveling. It kicks the sturdy platform from beneath my grounded self, leaving me wobbling around at […]

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My Introduction to Death and Beyond

Feb 12, 2020 03:00 pm | Helen Baldwin

 

deathMy first experience with the death of someone close to me came shortly after my 16th birthday.  A good friend since elementary school, Candy had moved to another state with her parents and younger sister during high school. They returned to Fort Worth, Texas, in early June for the graduation of an older sister who […]

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