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This is how I…get in the van

This is how I…get in the van

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yb3zbCi4D-A How do I go somewhere once I'm in my wheelchair? Today's video answers that question. This is how I...get in the van!

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This is how I…get in my wheelchair

This is how I…get in my wheelchair

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-NO2aV-6Fo This is how I...get in my wheelchair. In my house, I have a parking spot (and a fun sign, see it hiding on the right side of the screen?). After someone helps me, I'm all ready to go!

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This is how I…read

This is how I…read

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1BnwnSMgKTU I need a little help before I start a task, such as getting myself and my stuff in the right position. Then I'm usually good to go (for a time) and can do some things on my own. Today let's talk about reading. I always have...

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Behind the Scenes: Arthrogryposis Awareness Day

Behind the Scenes: Arthrogryposis Awareness Day

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCQR2C4rwo4 June 30 was Arthrogryposis Awareness Day. I celebrated by making a video to honor a person who helps me to thrive in the day-to-day. Watch the video as I interview Rachel about what she thought in the beginning versus what...

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To the Church that Includes

To the Church that Includes

Dear Church, Please don't be distracted by disability or afraid to approach. Look at me. See me as a person. I want to belong for who I am. Sadly, this doesn't always happen. Back in the fall, I was away for a month. I had never really left the Church of my childhood....

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To the Friends that Embrace

To the Friends that Embrace

Dear friends, I became friends with most of you in the past few years. We met at church. From the beginning, you were different. You stood out to me. At the time, I was in a rough season. I didn't have to question what you thought or if my disability was an obstacle....

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To the Parents that Empower

To the Parents that Empower

Dear mom and dad, You didn't just raise me as your daughter with a disability. You saw much more from the beginning. I was your fourth child. In your eyes, I have always been "normal." You were the first to teach me determination. Giving up was not an option. We...

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One Word, One Theme for 2018

One Word, One Theme for 2018

Before the new year arrived, I started pondering, "what should my new word be: Fullness...Trust...Faith...Impossible?" All these words felt important to me, things I pray, themes I hope to see in my life. One day last month, it finally became clear -- FAITH. The verse...

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How 2017 was the Year Full of Impossible Things

How 2017 was the Year Full of Impossible Things

As I mentioned last week, 2017 was full of impossible things. Here are 10 examples + links to accompanying photos or blog posts: I spent a whole day at Panera. Twice actually. Two friends made this happen. I wrote about love. Not just one week, but four. I shared my...

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Revisiting 2017: the Top Seven Posts

Revisiting 2017: the Top Seven Posts

I've been thinking about all the things that happened in 2017. My one word was fill. As we begin a new year, I can definitely say that 2017 was a year... Filled with lots of moments. Full of impossible things. And the prayer I invited you to pray with me was answered....

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