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Thriving with Paralysis Book Coming in 2020!

Thriving with Paralysis Book coming in 2020! Julie and I are excited to announce that we have begun writing a book about our experience of thriving with paralysis! We are on a journey like all of you who are living with paralysis. But over the last nine years, we have seen some incredible blessings and […]

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Inspiring Stories of People Who Are Thriving With Paralysis

As the name of our website indicates, we are all about helping people to go beyond just surviving and to thrive with paralysis. With that goal in mind, we want to share with you some of the inspiring stories we have found regarding people who have done just that. Here are some of our favorites […]

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Holidays Don’t Have to Be a Hum-Bug

The holidays can be a wonderful time of the year for most people.  However, with the trials of life, our ability to enjoy the holidays may change.  Losing a loved one or surviving a life altering injury or illness can change the way we view the holidays.  Some might become bitter and a time that […]

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How to Thrive Financially After Paralysis

Thrive Financially after Paralysis One of the most dramatic effects of paralysis is how it impacts your financial health. When I was injured in November 2011 I had a thriving chiropractic practice and was in a good place financially. Within three months 80% of my chiropractic practice income was gone.  But by God’s grace eight […]

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Left Side Paralysis Vs. Right Side Paralysis After Stroke

What is a stroke? It is a medical emergency that occurs when the blood supply to a particular part of the brain is completely blocked or a blood vessel bursts that causes part of the brain to lose its oxygen supply. Without oxygen-rich blood, a region of the brain will die within minutes. When this […]

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Finding Joy in Spite of Our Circumstances

Finding joy in life is not always easy regardless of your circumstances.  I believe every person struggles to feel joy at some point in their lives.  Joy seems the least attainable when we or someone we love are suffering, which is why finding joy when your loved one is suffering daily can be extremely challenging. […]

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Suffering In Life: Is There Any Purpose?

Suffering in Life Suffering is part of living with paralysis.  But it can also be part of thriving with paralysis. The suffering that goes along with the paralysis life can be physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual. In order to thrive through suffering it is important to have the right perspective on suffering. Today were going […]

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Disabled Parking Do’s and Don’ts

What are the different kinds of disabled parking and how are they marked? There are two different types of disabled parking spots that you might see in public or private parking lots.  Disabled parking places must always be marked with the international symbol of accessibility which is a blue sign with a picture of a […]

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Great Online Support Groups for the Paralysis Community

You are never alone! Even when you feel like you are the only one who can ever possibly understand your paralysis, there is likely someone, somewhere who presently is going through or has been through the same thing, or at least something similar. Millions of people around the world are living with paralysis. You just […]

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Living with Paralysis: Battling Nerve Pain

Spinal Cord Injury Neuropathic Pain After surviving a spinal cord injury there are certain things that you must battle on an ongoing basis in order to thrive with paralysis. In a previous article, I talked about the importance of battling fatigue and today I’m going to talk about battling nerve pain. Many people may wonder […]

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