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This is how I…am mobile

This is how I…am mobile

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8S-byuWLTvU This is how I...am mobile. Some may think I'm wheelchair-bound, but I'm not. I can walk short distances in my mobility walker or with the help of a hand. All other times, I use a power wheelchair to go places outside of my...

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Turning Points: The Way to Hope + Dream, part two

Turning Points: The Way to Hope + Dream, part two

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPWyrnqcpT8 Last month, I gave an early morning chapel talk to a group of middle and high school students. I shared part of my story and walked them through the idea that hope gets attached to our dreams. And those dreams are often...

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Turning Points: The Way to Hope + Dream, part one

Turning Points: The Way to Hope + Dream, part one

What is the proper way to hope? How do we carry our dreams and keep the right kind of hope alive? I have times where I put my hope in the wrong place. My unfulfilled dreams become heavy and my heart quickly grows discontent. I am no longer loving my right now. I am...

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stifling the true self

stifling the true self

the world around me stares not quite knowing what to say young ones and old, all have spoken strange words, words of unawares words that speak deeply to me revealing the heart of their soul. such moments i do recall from my earlier years stifling the true self, but i...

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This is how I…interact with nature

This is how I…interact with nature

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZT5EJZz5ZE Here is a dose of random fun from my weekend. I can't just go sit in the grass, so I often enjoy nature from my wheelchair, walker, or with hands-on help. Other times, my dad will surprise me with a gift from the yard....

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This is how I…run!

This is how I…run!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j80YhoRb_SQ It wouldn't be possible for me to say, "This is how I...run!" without the presence of an extra someone. My friend and I have already finished several short races and a half marathon. I run because we run together. See how in...

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This is how I…TYPE

This is how I…TYPE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtNoOEFcJaA This is how I...TYPE. Before I can use my computer, I need my work station set up a certain way. The desk featured in this video was custom-built according to my own sketch and specifications. One year I gave the info to a...

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This is how I…reach my drinks

This is how I…reach my drinks

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXY7T2wjM5o The "This is how I..." series continues. In each video, I give you a behind the scenes look into my daily life with Arthrogryposis. I have a spot in my room where I can reach my drinks without calling for assistance every...

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unknown answers

unknown answers

how long shall i stay? who will say? will you show me the way? do i think of a plan...wait for a man... or decide what to do when i think i can? for what do i wait? why do i hope? how much longer can i cope? what age will i be? when will i see? who will continue to...

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emerge

emerge

enter, go in the tent for the night note the moon, the fading light feel the wind, watch the trees soar make a bed on the earth's floor talk, laugh until you can no more hear the people and dogs next door wait for the coming of the day see the sun as dark goes away...

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