Posts Tagged 'family'

Where my path began to change: An Introduction

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I was on the softball field with my family taking batting practice.  My sister was up to bat, my father was pitching and my Mom and I were out in the field shagging balls.  I told my Mom I was having some pain in my right eye and when I closed my left eye I really  couldn’t see Dad pitching.  We finished up practice and headed home. I rinsed out my eye thinking maybe I got dirt under my contact or something.  After removing my contact and flushing my eye there was no change.  My parents got me into my optometrist that day then

Posted by Jen Armbruster Sep 26, 2013 Posted in Disability 3 Comments

Tour guide can define ‘adapted’ when it comes to rafting

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Back in June, my family and I headed to my home in East Tennessee for a week of relaxation with my mom and grandparents. My little hometown of Elizabethton, TN, is full of outdoor opportunities. There are lakes that surround the area, and rivers tie the map together. Outdoors life is part of things in East Tennessee. So we did what we’re supposed to do on any visit there: We booked a trip to go whitewater rafting down the Watauga River.

Posted by Josh pate Sep 05, 2013 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

Accepting the Changes When a Loved One Goes Through Traumatic Brain Injury

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When a loved one is involved in an accident or an attack that leads to a traumatic brain injury, it is hard to understand and accept the changes that inevitably occur. Accepting that the brain does not replenish cells and that certain memories are lost forever is hard, but it is also necessary to move forward and accept that individual despite the changes. Learning to accept the changes may take time, but it will provide the opportunity to continue caring and avoid unhealthy emotions.

Posted by Shelly Duell Jul 17, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments

Morgan’s Wonderland An All-Access Amusement Park!

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The phrase “Fun for the Whole family” finds true meaning at Morgan’s Wonderland! It’s the first park of its kind on the planet expressly designed for the recreation and pleasure of individuals with disabilities—and their friends and family.

Posted by Susan Hawkins Mar 07, 2013 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

A Magical (and Accessible) Vacation

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My family and I continue to enjoy 2013. For the New Year, we didn’t make resolutions or promises we have no intention of keeping. We didn’t eat black-eyed peas or beat pots and pans or any of those other crazy superstitious traditions. We packed up and went to Disney World.

Posted by Josh pate Mar 06, 2013 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

My Sports Athlete/Person/Human of the Year.

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Not very often do we get a chance to vote on who our favorite person is or what our favorite accomplishment would be if we had the chance. Oh, we can always dream about being Colin Kaepernick for a day or even LeBron James during the NBA Finals. But in today’s reality we are all faced with many hardships that life offers. Some of us have hardships that are here today and gone tomorrow, while some of us are blessed with hardships that last forever. 

Posted by Bob Lujano Jan 17, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments

Mindfulness and Eating

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I am currently 8 months pregnant and have been reading a book on mindful childbirth to prepare myself for the big day. One of the concepts that the book’s author emphasizes is being mindful of the body through pregnancy and childbirth. You might be thinking how does this pertain to me, I’m not pregnant?

Posted by Carleton Rivers Dec 28, 2012 Posted in Disability No Comments

Active Commuting for a Healthy Heart

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How do you get to where you’re going? Personally I like to use the car as little as possible. This might be because I am a poor graduate student who likes to save on gas, or because my car is a lease and I don’t want to put miles on it…but one of the best reasons to leave the car in the garage (or parking lot) is because active commuting is great for your health! Active commuting can decrease your risk for heart disease by more than 10% and also helps to manage your weight (Hamer and Chida, 2008).

Posted by Susan Silverman Dec 04, 2012 Posted in Disability No Comments

Married to the Chair

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I knew when I signed up for this, life would be different. I was prepared for certain aspects of my marriage to look different from everyone else’s. For example, I knew I would always be the one to take out the trash and hang the pictures on the wall, but those things come with some pretty nice trade offs like him being the one to always do the cooking and cleaning. Those things I was ready for and more than willing to trade in, but as the years have gone by I have come to realize there are so many more things I didn’t expect both good and bad things, fun and not so fun.  But this is our story, the one we both know we were intended to live, and if ever the bad starts to overshadow the good or the not so fun becomes really not fun at all, even though I may have my moments of weakness or times when my “ugly” shines through, I will never want pity or feel sorry for myself, as I feel some folks are quick to dish out,  because I know that whatever “fun” thing I think I am missing out on I know my husband has had to miss out on 100 more. And while I chose this life and this marriage he didn’t choose to have a spinal cord injury. So I just get over it and remember that life is good and regardless of circumstances I am truly blessed.

Posted by Kelly Bonner Nov 27, 2012 Posted in Disability 3 Comments

Family, Friends, and Social Ties Influence A Person’s Weight

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Studies now show what we all suspected, people tend to hang out with others who have similar lifestyles, habits, interests and challenges. In a recent study of 288 young adults between age 18 – 25, people who were overweight were significantly more likely to have overweight friends and romantic interests.

Posted by Tanya Jan 03, 2012 Posted in Uncategorized 1 Comment