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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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Love & the Disability Factor, part two

Love & the Disability Factor, part two

In another year, I headed to middle school and I met a whole new set of classmates. I didn't stay in contact with the first boy. No one caught my eye again until eighth grade when new neighbors moved in right next door. I could see the house every time I looked out...

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Love & the Disability Factor, part one

Love & the Disability Factor, part one

I had my first boyfriend in the fourth grade. He was older. I looked up to him. I thought he was cool. And I was sad he would be moving on to middle school at the end of the year. I would be left with the boys who irritated me more than they caused me to giggle. This...

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Am I an Inspiration?

Am I an Inspiration?

After I wrote about the top 10 misconceptions, I knew we would need to explore a few of them further. The list came from a collection of voices. I asked for others to share their experiences and so many answers were the same. One answer I heard repeated connects to...

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