When I was 16 I had to take geometry. I have visual perception problems so I struggled a lot. I almost failed and wouldn’t have been able to go to college. I was able to get an outside tutor who instantly knew my problems went deeper than math. I’ll never forget the first session with
I read an op-ed by a mother of a daughter who uses a chair like I do today. She was telling the world her child wasn’t an inspiration merely because she existed. I read that & cheered. Then I read the comments on the piece. Holy moly were people brutal to this woman! I couldn’t
First of all: I have a non-update update on my newest chair’s repairs. I called my wheelchair provider Tuesday, and they called back yesterday morning. The receptionist talked to someone at Invacare. Invacare is waiting on their supplier to send the mount kit to them. When they have it: they will send it to my
If you read this blog regularly: you know I adore my paternal granddaddy. The world called him Kirk. I was the one who got the privilege to call him granddaddy. Kirk was a builder. He worked with his hands his whole life. He helped build lots of stuff: houses, a dam, the Omani in Atlanta,
This blog post has been on my heart for quite sometime. It just took me a while to get the courage to write it. Today is the day. Here’s What I’m NOT: A mistake: God doesn’t make mistakes. I was made because God has a purpose and a plan for my life. God created everybody
Have any of you had a day or days where you feel completely unloved, invisible, or not good enough? Yeah, me too. Today was one of those. My empathetic self was in overload all day long. What do I do on days like today? I have several coping mechanisms I use. They are in no
Having CP isn’t easy. Anyone who says otherwise is lying. I found ways to cope with the really awful days and weeks. I have spastic quad CP, which means I have too much muscle tone in my body. It also means all four limbs are involved. The left side of my brain sustained more damage.
For those of you who think I have all the answers: let me dispel that right now. I don’t. No, definitely not. I think of having CP as an adventure in understanding my body, myself, and understanding how to advocate for myself and others. This is related to my very early blog post about mindset.
I get questions frequently. One recurring, often, is what technology do you use in your daily life? I don’t ever mind answering this particular question. I thought I’d share my preferences with all of you. Computers: I have a laptop and a desktop. Both are HP. The best computers in the world are made by
My second year of college my grandmother, who was a widow for several years by that point, was diagnosed with dementia and hallucinations. My grandmother and I never really understood each other, but I loved her. She loved me the best way she knew how. Her husband was Kirk. If you read this blog regularly: