Raise and Praise

“Then I will raise just one for as long as I am able!” This is my anthem and I will tell you why. Music speaks straight into my soul. It moves me.It touches me. It affects me. Which is why I learned as a teenager, that I needed to be intentional about what music I...

The Journey of Grief

I was awakened this morning praying for friends who are walking through valleys of grief right now. Grief is one of those subjects that is hard to describe and talk about because it is so deeply felt and experienced. Some feelings and experiences are too difficult to...

Paralyzed 13 Years Today…

13 is supposed to be an unlucky number…but today, on this 13th anniversary of becoming paralyzed…I feel so very blessed. 13 years ago today, I had been out of it for over 24 hours. When I was finally awaken…I wasn’t in horrific pain like I had been some 30 hours...

SCI Awareness – Your Classification

When your spinal cord is injured, you get classified: Is it a traumatic (car wreck, fall, gunshot, etc) or non-traumatic (tumors, illness, blood clots, etc). They have to know this to proceed with treatment to stabilize and minimize damage.What level are you damaged...

September is Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month

Why is awareness necessary? It is NOT because I need you to understand my life and all it’s stuff…although that may happen.It is NOT because anyone is seeking pity or “wow, your life is so hard I would just want to die!!” No, eventually, you would not want to die. 🙂It...
The Pain Study

The Pain Study

I recently posted on Facebook that I had been chosen for a research study from the University of Washington to deal with chronic central nerve pain for those who are employed. Central nerve pain (or neuropathic pain) is caused by damage to the central nervous system,...

12 Years Paralyzed…

I remember in the early days, I would sob thinking there was NO way I could live like this for another year…let alone the rest of my life. My doctor had me go to the license bureau for a handicap tag for my car and the lady stamped a 5 year renewal stamp on it...

My Sweet Children

This crew…they truly are the main reason I get out of bed each day. They inspire me, correct me, challenge me, encourage me and love me. They are fiercely protective of me and yet I can get on their last nerve. They laugh with me, and they laugh at me. They think I am...
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