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Advantages of Being a Quadriplegic

It’s easy to focus on what’s wrong in your life and most people would think that it’s inconceivable to find anything positive about being a quadriplegic. But when I started writing a list of advantages of being paralysed from the … Continue reading

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Driving Miss Tracy

I don’t have a driver’s license. It expired quite some time back already. When it did, it felt like another piece of my identity had been lost forever. It’s devastating, knowing that there is no way I can ever get … Continue reading

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Breakdown

After spending a wonderful weekend in Pretoria, celebrating my birthday with special friends and spending time watching my son play cricket, we were back on the road travelling home early on Sunday afternoon. I was sitting in the front passenger … Continue reading

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Walking on Wheels

If the prospect of being transferred into a wheelchair lifts one’s spirit it says something. For me it speaks of a temporary relief from the absolute frustration of not being able to move any part of my body below my … Continue reading

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How Does Your Son Cope

Chad was only 10 months old at the time of the accident which, some would say, is a blessing in disguise. He does not remember me to be any different so he has nothing to compare me to. To him, … 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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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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