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    Black dog

    April 23, 2014 |  by  |  ,  |  No Comments

    It’s almost like the argument – what comes first, the chicken or the egg?

    I once got into a disagreement with another parent over depression.  Depression is incredibly common in parents of children with disabilities.  The disagreement centred on whether the depression was organic or situational.  Whether it’s because of a…

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    Disability and beauty - the beauty within

    Disability and beauty – the beauty within

    A long time ago on a planet far, far away, I was a lawyer in training.  At the time, it was called articles of clerkship.

    Articles of Clerkship no longer exist in Queensland and haven’t for quite a few years now.

    Not content to do things the easy way, I did five year…

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    One way to adapt a burpee

    One way to adapt a burpee

    Never work with kids or animals.

    Especially my kids.

    So, I’ve done this video to show how we adapt a burpee so that Moo can participate in Crossfit Kids (adapting for cerebral palsy).  There are many ways that a person or child can participate as an adaptive athlete.  This is just one…

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    Limitations

    Limitations

    The only limits you have are the limits you believe.

    Only that’s not exactly true.  Moo can’t walk.  Though maybe one day he will with the exo skeleton.  However, we have to keep his body relatively intact for it to be an option and that’s not as easy as it sounds.  Technology…

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    Love

    to know love

    April 13, 2014 |  by  |  My Family  |   |  1 Comment

    A wheelchair can make the ability for physical contact between a mother and child difficult, save for personal cares.

    It makes cuddles without it even more precious.

    Moo was lying in our bed, just about to go to sleep (he sleeps for the first part of the night in our bed while…

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