This is an article I came across written by Dana Brown Ritter, for The Mobility Resource that really gives some insight. huffingtonpost article For me, 3, 5, 6, and 8 are the big ones.
Growing up with two brothers, and practical and pragmatic parents, I learned from an early age that I could do anything my brothers could. I built my own treehouse, made a go-kart, played with dolls, and got muddy along with the rest of them. I learned I was in charge of my own destiny, and … [Read more…]
I attended a card class a few weeks back, and made this one inspired by one of the ones there. I made it specially as a commission for Judy. Here it is:
Colin’s right arm started moving one week before Christmas last year. Since then, he has been working really hard on strengthening it. He is trying to write again with his right hand, but doesn’t have the wrist control. It is possible to write with gross movement, but we are hoping for return and control of … [Read more…]
Found somewhere in Harare, Zimbabwe. My Dad sent it from his travels.
I have had such a wonderful time over the last few days. I have made sweet little Easter tags for my friends. I took pattern paper, cut it out into the shape of a notebook page, and inked the edges to give it a vintage look. I made little chicks by sticking eyes and beaks … [Read more…]
It was the C5 vertebra that was dislocated almost to the point of complete separation in Colin’s neck as his car was hit from behind, spun over, flipped and landed on its roof. At that moment, he felt his entire body go limp and knew he wasn’t going to walk away from this. In the … [Read more…]
The bread maker I have is fantastic for making my Dad’s marmalade, and the occasional loaf of spring onion and basil bread. I know that it makes a lot of other things too, but to be honest, I have had neither the time nor the inclination to make anything else for a long time. Today … [Read more…]
OT and physio this week, as well as a well-earned burger from Rocomama – where Colin has wanted to go for ages now. Colin’s right arm has just suddenly started working since just before Christmas, and continues to gain strength. We are working towards Colin being able to type with two hands using his stylus … [Read more…]
Dad has not been able to fly his planes for years now, and when he moved, he gave them all away to keen people. However, even though he can’t really see well enough to even build them anymore, he has built a small rubber-band one which we sometimes fly for a few seconds on the … [Read more…]