The doctors say I’ll never walk without a cane, but I have to walk without a cane. It’s not just about proving them wrong. I’m only thinking about how bad I want to walk. I hold my cane off the ground, determined not to let my disability hold me down, and start hobbling up the […]
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Hope is the foundation of every achievement and every attempt. Hope changes everything… As I expected, the hallway on the rehab floor where the Harborview Hospital Psychologist had his office was mostly deserted. How many times had I come here, looking for HOPE? Quad cane in hand, I hobbled boldly down the corridor toward his […]
Bravery is worthwhile and meaningful when it is not so much a willingness to die manfully but a determination to live anyway.
I naively thought that surviving a motorcycle crash that left me brain damaged and with a paralysis disability but with a resilient spirit was enough to pretty much excuse me from having to deal with another life changing, or at least potentially life changing, crash.
Has a disabling tsunami-sized crash ever torn your life apart? The disabling results of the Tsunami that destroyed much of Japan shows the adaptive resiliency that flows from a Winners Don’t Quit spirit.