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Gifts for a Paralyzed Person

Gifts for a Paralyzed Person What are gifts for a paralyzed person? 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 […]

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Living With Spinal Cord Injury: Battling Fatigue

Table of Contents Living with Spinal cord injuryGetting Consistent SleepGo to Sleep and Wake up at the Same Time Every DayWhite NoiseControl the ClimateEating to Live More Than Living to EatMove Your Body Living with Spinal cord injury One of the difficulties of living with paralysis is the daily struggle with fatigue. Fatigue is extremely […]

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Caring for a Quadriplegic Spouse

Everyday life: Caring For 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.  […]

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Paralysis fitness: Fitness Tips for Individuals Living with Paralysis

Table of Contents Paralysis FitnessBenefits of Daily Exercise for Individuals Living with Paralysis Types of Physical Fitness for Individuals Living with ParalysisTypes of Exercise for Individuals with Paralysis Thriving with Paralysis with the Help of Exercise Paralysis Fitness For an individual living with paralysis, exercise is extremely important. While the degree or amount of exercise […]

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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 from? […]

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Family Caregivers are Extremely Important

What Caregivers do 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 […]

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How to Thrive in Marriage after Paralysis (Bill’s Perspective)

Table of Contents How to thrive in marriage after paralysisSacrificial LoveGratitude Is Toxic to AngerPray Together How to thrive in marriage after paralysis 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. […]

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

What to do to keep your Marriage Thriving after Paralysis 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. […]

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Shocking Facts and Statistics on Paralysis in the US

Table of Contents Basic Statistics on paralysisParalysis in the US – What the Numbers Mean You Can Thrive with Paralysis Basic Statistics on paralysis 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 […]

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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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