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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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Battling Fatigue

Living with Paralysis One of the difficulties of living with paralysis is the daily struggle with fatigue. Fatigue is extremely common in those that have suffered spinal cord injuries and other causes of paralysis. What can you do to battle fatigue? Here are three keys for me: Sleep Nutrition Exercise Getting Consistent Sleep A common […]

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Living with a Quadriplegic Spouse

I remember when I was a child in elementary school my 6th grade classroom was just around the corner from the Special Education classroom.  I was always curious about the students who were in that class. Many were in wheelchairs and weren’t able to talk coherently due to mental disabilities.  I always felt bad for […]

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Fitness Tips for Individuals Living with Paralysis

For an individual living with paralysis, exercise is extremely important. While the degree or amount of exercise you can perform will vary depending on your level of injury and overall health, some daily exercise can provide benefit for anyone. What we are going to do today is to provide fitness tips for individuals living with […]

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How to Find Hope in the Hurt

  Pain, grief, and heartache. These are just a few of the things we wrestle with when we suffer something cataclysmic. Many times, the mental and emotional battle is the worst part! Feelings of defeat, emptiness, and hopelessness can easily creep in and lead to depression. So where is the hope? Where does it come […]

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Family Caregivers are Extremely Important

Many of us who are caregivers for someone with paralysis are also family members.  In my case, I am the caregiver for my husband. As caregivers who are also family, we have a unique opportunity to assist our loved ones in situations where a hired caregiver might not have the privilege to do so.   […]

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How to Keep Your Marriage Thriving after Paralysis (Bill’s Perspective)

After a catastrophic injury all relationships in your life will be different. It will be necessary for you to make changes to your relationships in order to adapt to your new situation. But your marriage will be the relationship that is most important for you to keep thriving after paralysis. My wife Julie and I […]

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How to Keep Your Marriage Thriving after Paralysis (Julie's Perspective)

This is the first of a two-part blog.  This is mine (Julie) and my husband’s (Bill) story.  We wanted to share with you how we have been able to not just “stay married” after paralysis, but how our marriage has actually been able to thrive. I am not sure if we would still be married […]

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Shocking Facts and Statistics on Paralysis in the US

The CDC, along with other researchers, conducted one of the largest studies regarding facts and statistics on paralysis in the US ever recorded. Some of the things that they discovered are truly shocking and show how much more prevalent paralysis is than most people think. Surveying more than 70,000 households across the US, this study […]

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The Truth About the 5 Stages of Grief

  Denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. In some way or another, you’ve most likely come across these 5 stages of grief from the studies of the late psychiatrist, Elisabeth Kübler-Ross. These have been widely accepted and discussed for decades and have evolved a bit over the years. But, from a Christian point of view, […]

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