Archive | December, 2013

Ignore the critic

23 Dec

Run for the cause: May 4th, 2014

23 Dec

At the same time in locations all over the world, on May 14, 2014, people will run to raise funds for spinal cord research. The founder of Red Bull, Dietrich Mateschitz, has created a charity named wings for life that is organizing the run and sponsoring research towards a cure for spinal cord injury. The only Canadian location for this run is Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. There are 40 other locations around the world.Save the date, And make plans to either run yourself or else sponsor someone who can.   More information is available here.

Running for those who can’t from Wings for Life on Vimeo.

Another quadriplegic

19 Dec

Here is a story from Walrus magazine about a young quadriplegic in Ontario. Every injury is unique, but there are commonalities between his situation and mine.

At the mall

16 Dec

Yesterday for the first time I took my manual chair to North Hill Mall, pushed it up and down there. I completed two laps in about an hour, which might be about 1.2 km. Sure beats turning around every 40 m when I am doing laps at home! I may try to visit the mall by myself using the handy bus a couple times a week during the winter.