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Month: August 2012

International Assistance Dog Week

August 6, 2012 | Comments Off on International Assistance Dog Week
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It’s time to honor man’s best friend! However, we aren’t celebrating just any four-legged, furry friend, with a slobbering tongue and a wagging tail. We are honoring dogs who work for people with disabilities. These dogs receive special recognition because they have improved the lives of people with disabilities around the world. Not only can…

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Front Yard Delights

August 4, 2012 | Comments Off on Front Yard Delights
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On many mornings, while Ken is getting ready to take me to the International Disability Center (IDC), I’ll wheel outside our front door to enjoy the fresh air, the quiet, doves cooing and dew on roses. This morning, I was stunned by the new, pink blossoms on our tree in the front yard. No matter…

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National Friendship Day

August 3, 2012 | Comments Off on National Friendship Day
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This Sunday is National Friendship Day. What is National Friendship Day? It is a day to celebrate all your friends – both old friends and new friends. Sounds fun right? Did you know the Bible talks about how to be a good friend? In Hebrews 10:24 it says, “Let us consider how we may spur…

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My Quad Buddies

August 1, 2012 | Comments Off on My Quad Buddies
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As you know, I “celebrated” 45 years in my wheelchair on July 30, but I’m not the only quadriplegic who is grateful to God for strength and grace. Meet two of my wonderful quad buddies: Renée on the left, and Judy on the right. When we get together? It’s impossible to contain the laughter and…

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Rita’s Message

August 1, 2012 | Comments Off on Rita’s Message
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See Rita in her new wheelchair, on video! She has a message just for you.

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American Girl Dolls… with Disabilities!

August 1, 2012 | Comments Off on American Girl Dolls… with Disabilities!

What girl doesn’t love American Girl dolls! Did you know that some of those dolls are in wheelchairs and use crutches? Six-year-old Kyra sure enjoys playing with “Molly” — and because Kyra has classmates with disabilities, she has a real heart for those in wheelchairs. The result? Sometimes “Molly” uses a wheelchair! We’re proud of…

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