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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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lost in a dream

lost in a dream

my heart is heavy and i am lost in a dream. nothing in life is quite what it seems. we come to a point or period of time where it feels we are losing more than we gain. there is still hope in my life, a small subtle sign that all is not lost -- pockets of joy i see in...

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This is how I…WRITE

This is how I…WRITE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qdyk8Iv9JDQ This is how I...WRITE. Today I show you the way I can write any note I like. My writing tools can't be: A) too short, B) too big around, in order for me to hold the pen or pencil well.

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Self-Advocacy: how to thrive with a disability at church

Self-Advocacy: how to thrive with a disability at church

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNO_81S_zaw In the eyes of the world, I am weak. I have a physical disability that is very visible. I use a wheelchair outside of my house and I need hands-on help every day. These exact weaknesses make me strong. These limits teach me...

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this is how I…take a walk

this is how I…take a walk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yo6VJ1FR-l4 this is how I...take a walk. In this first video of the blog series, I talk about how I enjoy time outdoors. A physical disability means I need mobility equipment (my power wheelchair) and a side-kick (like a friend) to come...

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Love & the Disability Factor, part four

Love & the Disability Factor, part four

When it comes to the longing for love, I'm not the only one with fears related to the disability factor. I'm not alone in feeling this dream of mine can seem impossible. I've read books and blogs, and emailed a few. Other people with disabilities admit similar...

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Love & the Disability Factor, part three

Love & the Disability Factor, part three

I carried the hope in my heart to college. I wondered if I'd find a guy there and the story I imagined would grow after graduation. But I moved back home with the hope hanging on an unfulfilled dream.... A dream for marriage. A longing for love. A hope for my turn....

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