On a rainy Saturday afternoon, I entered my friend Lynda’s virtual forum on Spirituality. I had met Lynda during a time when I was seized by doubt and fear about the pursuit of my goals to walk without assistive devices.
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Typically I work on the computer, researching or writing, for four to six hours a night. Frequently the topic of focus concerns my walking program, my efforts to walk-device free, and its related impact. My desk is usually covered with piles of paper and I am watching or working from multiple screens on my desktop computer. One screen will contain an article draft. Another will have a research article that I am perusing. Yet another screen will contain the scrolling text and conversations from virtual forums for writers, social workers, educators, or a related subject that I am contemplating.
Ludwig Guttmann, M.D. was a German-Jewish refugee who fled Nazi Germany in 1939 and joined the neurosurgical faculty at Oxford University in England. Prior to his leaving Germany, Dr. Guttmann was the assistant to the leading German neurosurgeon of that time, Otfrid Foester, at the University of Breslau. Forced out of the University of Breslau because of anti-Semitism in 1933, Dr. Guttmann became the Chief of Neurology and Neurosurgery at the Breslau Jewish Hospital. It was there that he developed many of the techniques to treat spinal cord injury that he used and perfected in England.
As the old saying goes, dogs are a man’s best friend. They provide companionship and loyalty like no other animal and have been proven to enhance both physical and mental wellbeing. However, aside from being an important member of the family, dogs also play a significant role in the lives of people with disabilities.
As an athlete for a division one school, the topic of student-athletes being paid to play hits me right at home. I get asked “don’t you wish you got paid for this bro?” by NARP (non-athletic regular people and I always respond….I do. Not in the sense that professional NBA players do by the millions of dollars, but I get paid in the form of a free education at one of the top universities in the nation. Most people forget
Have you heard of TED Talks? If not, I highly recommend checking them out.
TED stands for technology, entertainment, and design. A non-profit started in 1984, TED Talks are one person on a stage sharing their work and passion in 18 minutes or less! TED Talks are full of ideas worth spreading.
Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a neurological disease that primarily affects motor skills, and in many cases can also attack cognitive ability. With PD, nerve cells are destroyed in areas of the brain that control movement. This area is called the Basal Ganglia, and unfortunately, the damage is usually irreversible.
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.
If you have been watching the famous reality TV show,” Dancing with the Stars” you should be very familiar with the name “JR Martinez.” Although, even if you haven’t you still may have heard the name or at least “the talk.” People all over are talking about the war hero that has “won America’s heart” on the reality TV show, but who exactly is this man and why is he on a reality television show that only has so-called “celebrities” competing?