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Darryl Partridge
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Husband, father, active amputee
Husband, father, active amputee

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I am a husband and father of three now living my life successfully with a disability! Follow my story on my blog livinglifeoncrutches.com Exploring the mountain on my crutches Snow Shoeing with my Sidestix I am a husband and father of three living with a Di...

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Teaching The Way A Child Learns
This picture of Michael J. Fox appeared on my Facebook news feed sometime over the past few weeks.  It said “ like ” if you agree, and as I scrolled through the many comments, I was not surprised with what I saw.  Many teachers took offense.  Why?  Because ...

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How Skiing Shaped My Life Part 2
In 1992 I married my wonderful wife who, without skiing, I most likely would have never met.  She went from the worse ski lesson I had ever given, to employee, to wife and mother of my children.  Somewhere along my journey as a ski instructor, I was summone...

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How Skiing Shaped My Life Part 1
“Skiing – the art of catching a cold and going broke while rapidly heading nowhere at great personal risk.” (Henry Beard & Roy McKie) I love this definition of skiing, but in my case it couldn’t be farther from the truth. It goes without saying that sports ...

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Chronic Pain an Invisible Disability
In a recent blog about disability being the costume that you wear, I discussed the visibility of a disability.  The costume is an analogy  which people can visibly see when they look  you.  The crutches, wheelchairs, braces or walkers easily tell others you...

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Give The Gift of Mobility
The picture above is worth a thousand words.  Look at the condition of those crutches these amputees are using.  Anyone who has ever had to use a pair of crutches even temporarily knows how difficult and exhausting it can be to get around on them, and that ...
Give The Gift of Mobility
Give The Gift of Mobility
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Finding the Correct Mindset/Attitude
“The only disability in life is a bad attitude.” - Scott Hamilton These are indeed excellent words to live by.  A poor attitude will disable you and isolate you from life.  Adapting a positive attitude is essential, but not always easy when learning to live...

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Handicap Parking
I am not
under the assumption that just because I have a disability I should get special
treatment, so when I enter a parking lot I scan the available spaces and then
decide whether I feel I need the handicap space.   If there is another spot, not miles awa...

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“Life is Good”
   Job hunting is dismal enough in this job market when you are a 48-year-old man who uses crutches to walk.  A few weeks ago, while sitt...
“Life is Good”
“Life is Good”
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The payoff for Hard Work and Determination
  Last week, I doubted whether a good attitude and hard work had really paid off.   After receiving the news that one job that had my nam...
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