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Quiet

I have come to find that one of the biggest feelings you can feel is that of a hollow, empty, reckless emotion that evades any possible reason or cause. It whips you around at times, completely unexpectedly, striking you from the edges like a car nicking your side and sending you reeling into some utter […]

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Milestone 

Today I brushed my teeth with my stroke-affected, hemiparetic hand.  3 years later and it’s still the little things that make me happy. 

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Bluntly :)

Is your boyfriend in a wheelchair too? Can you have sex? You know, can you feel down there? Do you have a license for that thing? I always get, “Has it got a horn?” > Do you play wheelchair basketball? > I feel like that’s everyone’s standard if they see someone in a wheelchair. “Oh, […]

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When hope is not enough

Action and reaction, cause and effect, dendritic output and neuronal necrosis – what, and to what effect? My body doesn’t obey, though it wants to. It has to want to. I need it to want to.  It doesn’t obey but that doesn’t matter anyway. Because I wasn’t born with it and didn’t inherit it, so […]

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Well, that was sort of an earthquake…

It was a little before 11 in the morning and I’d already up hours. I flopped down onto the couch after my final set of squats. Pulling out my phone, I scrolled through my Facebook feed for a few minutes after finishing my morning workout. Time to catch a breather before eating my second meal […]

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Here I Am, Alive

‘I’ve made mistakes, I know, I know. But here I am, alive. So many people close to me cut me down… I jumped, I fell, I hit the ground. But here I am, alive.’ Definitely more pop than I prefer, but that section up there^ says it all. Just a random post to say thanks […]

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A simple piece of mail

I carefully hold the pen in my left hand and sign my name. The letters find their way onto the signature line; shakily formed letters written in blocky print, like those of a child who’s recently learned to write and hadn’t quite mastered legibility. I sucked at the flesh of the inside my cheek, relaxing […]

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Back to music

I’m too excited to not write a quick post about this. I just played a 12 chord progression on my classical guitar for the first time in 2 years, 2 months and 1 day. That’s 1,401 days since I last played a recognizable chord. My first college major was music performance in classical guitar. I […]

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USF ftw

Yay, Kyle! Let me know the next time you cycle across America, mkay? An Ataxia&Fitness group ride across America needs to be a thing! “Both have Friedreich’s ataxia, affecting one in 50,000 people in the United States. Although Bryant and Bridgman are left wheelchair bound, their competitive spirit hasn’t gone away. Now focusing on a […]

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