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When it comes to overcoming adversity, Deborah Mullen and her fellow volunteers at The Impossible Dream Project prove that an individual living with paralysis can conquer any challenge, whether it is on land or sea. “I never even thought of sailing before my injury, let alone after,” said Mullen, a paraplegic, and founder of the Impossible Dream ... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Feb 4, 2016 3:13 PM EST
If you are like me and ruminate about death now and then, here's my advice – don't read actuary tables. When it comes to the average life expectancy of a paraplegic, they lie. Or maybe their statistical universe dates back to people paralyzed in the Spanish-American War. In any case, they paint a picture that strikes me at completely contrary to the ... more...
Posted by ARucker on Life After Paralysis Feb 2, 2016 2:14 PM EST
Fear is a funny thing, not Ha, Ha funny. It’s more I’m freaking out and I’m going to laugh at inappropriate moments, funny, because I’m so scared I’m acting out with bizarre behavior, funny. When I’ve been sucked into fear, I’ve lost my conscious mind and I'm spiraling in whirling mind suck eddies unable to transcend into the kind of mind that makes ... more...
Posted by Candace on Life After Paralysis Feb 2, 2016 2:21 AM EST

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