Tag Archives: quadriplegic

Ask Me

Humans, by nature, are curious. We are also quick to notice differences and then become inquisitive. As a result of my disability, I have been asked many questions. I don’t mind. Questions provide an invitation for you to get to … Continue reading

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Gentleman, Goodbye

We made eye contact.  I held his gaze, firm and steady, for what felt like the longest time ever. His unique, green eyes looked familiar and ever-adoring.  There was no mistaking his love for me – a love so pure … Continue reading

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Blog Value

I haven’t written a blog post in a long time, I know.  And I must apologise. I can give you many reasons why but they will just all seem like excuses.  So, I’m not even going to try. The purpose … Continue reading

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Run. Run. Run.

In the early hours of the morning, not able to sleep, as usual, I was online, catching up on some reading of other’s blog posts. Kristin of Halfway to Normal wrote a post about why she does not run. Anything … Continue reading

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Toilet Talk

Human beings are really strange creatures.  We are the only species on the planet who feel the need to hide in tiny, walled-up cubicles, preferably soundproof and well-ventilated, to do our business.  Depending on gender, likes, dislikes or OCD’s we … Continue reading

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Ignorance

Recently, I was reminded that ignorance can give rise to many unnecessary, unfounded fears. Chad’s school often plays sport against teams from upcountry.  As parents, we are expected to host at least two children from the visiting school for the … Continue reading

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Hang on…

I haven’t written in a long while, I know.  I’m sorry. Almost every day, someone new subscribes to my blog.  Usually that brings me great joy – a sense of achievement.  Amazing.  Somebody actually wants to read what I have … Continue reading

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Dear Body

Dear Body I’m sorry that I hurt you by breaking our neck all those years ago.  I was young, with an arrogant attitude to life that I was invincible.  I didn’t appreciate your youthful beauty at the time, I know, … Continue reading

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A Punch in the Face

This week a story touched a raw nerve deep within my being, hauling up emotions I thought I had long dealt with and buried.  Well, obviously not, because I have been overcome by grief. The story is about a lady … Continue reading

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Raw. Unedited. A Brother’s Story.

A spinal cord injury, resulting in paralysis, is severe and harsh for the entire family unit, not only the injured person.   A while back I asked my beloved brother, Trent, whom I adore, to write about the impact my … Continue reading

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