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Traveling Outside Your Comfort Zone

Traveling is not easy when you are living with a spinal cord injury or paralysis of any kind.  Today I am going to share with you our recent experience traveling outside of our comfort zone.  We have traveled a few places by airplane within the United States since my husband was injured including Washington D.C., […]

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3 Items That Have Changed My Quadriplegic Life

Living the Quadriplegic Life When it comes to living with paralysis the right equipment can make all the difference. For me, there have been three items that have changed my life. Living the quadriplegic life is very difficult but these three pieces of equipment have made a tremendous difference in my quality of life, independence, […]

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Living with Paralysis FAQ

Whether you are new to paralyzed living or if you want to learn more about this condition because you have a loved one who is living with paralysis, you have found to the right source for getting answers to your important questions. From learning to do things for yourself again to knowing how you can help a spouse, […]

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How to Be Authentically Positive in a Negative Situation

Have you ever met someone who never seems to let the negative things in life bring them down? Someone who’s oddly up-beat while in a terrible situation? It’s as if you just spotted a full grown, majestic unicorn standing in the middle of a busy street. The magical beast seems almost oblivious to the terrible […]

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Handicap Accessible Is NOT Wheelchair Accessible

Wheelchair Accessible? I will be honest and say that before my husband suffered from an injury that resulted in his paralysis and dependence on a wheelchair, I had no idea about the lack of accessibility for wheelchairs that existed in the United States alone.  However, since my husband’s injury, I have learned first hand more […]

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What Is the Purpose of Marriage? Bill’s Perspective

It is my opinion and experience that many marriages struggle because they do not have a basic understanding of the purpose of marriage. I believe that my wife and I have thrived in marriage before and after my injury because of the foundation of our marriage being founded on the correct purpose. So I want […]

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What is the Purpose of Marriage? Julie’s Perspective

Have you ever stopped and asked yourself what exactly is the purpose and point of marriage anyway?  Here are a few of the answers I have heard: so I won’t be lonely, so I have someone to do life with, so I can have a family, or so I don’t have to date anymore…LOL!  I […]

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Comparison Guide: Paralysis vs. Paresis

While paresis and paralysis are two different conditions, there is some overlap in how patients are affected. So we are going to address both conditions by definition and in their characteristics to make it clear how they are different as well as in what ways they are similar. As always, we intend to help improve […]

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What Did I Do to Deserve This?

Is God punishing me? Maybe this is all my fault. The mind can replay a looping slideshow of all the possible reasons for why you deserve your anguish. Because, truth be told, finding someone to blame offers some solace; even if the finger is pointed at you. Unfortunately, feelings of guilt can be a terrible […]

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Gifts Ideas for Someone in a Wheelchair

A question I get every year when it is close to my husband’s birthday or Christmas is “what should we get for Bill?” This can be a difficult question but there are absolutely some do’s and don’ts when it comes to purchasing an appropriate gift for someone in a wheelchair.  If you are going to […]

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