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Karen Sears
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I'm the wife of a veteran withT-9 paralysis (mid spine) who served 18 years in the Army (Enlisted & Officer) until his career was cut short. He was paralyzed 2/7/07 . Our lives went into a tailspin that day & we've never been the same. What I can say is that over the years, we've worked through anger, bitterness, resentment and forgiveness. It hasn't been easy by any stretch of the imagination, but the couple we are now is stronger & more resilient. I've been blessed to attend numerous caregiver retreats with. Meeting other wives gave me the connection & encouragement that I'd been seeking over the years. It compelled me to create a resource list for families. It also inspired me to create this blog so that maybe I can help someone else not feel alone.
I'm the wife of a veteran withT-9 paralysis (mid spine) who served 18 years in the Army (Enlisted & Officer) until his career was cut short. He was paralyzed 2/7/07 . Our lives went into a tailspin that day & we've never been the same. What I can say is that over the years, we've worked through anger, bitterness, resentment and forgiveness. It hasn't been easy by any stretch of the imagination, but the couple we are now is stronger & more resilient. I've been blessed to attend numerous caregiver retreats with. Meeting other wives gave me the connection & encouragement that I'd been seeking over the years. It compelled me to create a resource list for families. It also inspired me to create this blog so that maybe I can help someone else not feel alone.

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Letting Go
"All to often you have to be at the end of your rope to be tempted to move through your fear, and to let go of the unfamiliar, the unknown, to change."                                                                                   author unknown I rememb...
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How we met
 Aaron & I     2010 You may be looking at the above photo and thinking, "Wait a minute! I thought he was paralyzed and in a wheelchair." We'll he is, but if you look carefully you'll see that he's leaning against the mantel, holding on to me and my arms ar...
How we met
How we met
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Working through the pain
Aaron's initial injury was caused while he was an Infantryman back in 1989. The soldiers would do field exercises and one of these was called a human breach. Aaron was chosen that day to use his body as a bridge.  His body lay across his M-16 (weapon) and t...
Working through the pain
Working through the pain
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Intimacy-let's get it out in the open.
INTIMACY . What crossed your mind when you read that word? Did you instantly think of intimacy in terms of sex? Did it make you uncomfortable? Is it because ever since your spouse was injured everything has changed? Although many caregivers talk about every...
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Gene Hampton
                                       The cars entered the double gates one by one, circling
around the drive, and then coming to a stop beside the shelter. Passengers
exited their cars with gloved hands shoved in coat pockets, scarves wrapped
tightly arou...
Gene Hampton
Gene Hampton
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Rising above grief.
     It's interesting how people come into our lives when we least expect it and often it's when we're doing something as basic as grocery shopping, going to an appointment, renting a movie, etc. I believe that people are put in our path in order for us to ...
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Carolyn E. Reed, M.D.
Five years ago, on February 14, 2010 I had the bottom two
lobes of my right lung removed due to lung cancer. I was blessed with an
amazing, compassionate and competent thoracic surgeon named Carolyn E. Reed,
M.D.   I say this with confidence; because
she wa...
Carolyn E. Reed, M.D.
Carolyn E. Reed, M.D.
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In Two Places
She sits on the burgundy, leather sofa with her reading
glasses on while immersed in a Dean Koontz novel. Her head is tilted in the way
that older people do when wearing bifocals. I ask her a question, but she
doesn’t hear me. I ask again with more volume t...
In Two Places
In Two Places
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Testimony of Faith and Hope
    Christmas Eve day 2009, I sat alone in our house watching television, because it was the only thing I had the energy to do. After seventeen years of marriage, Aaron and I were divorcing and spending Christmas and New Years apart. Our marriage had spiral...
Testimony of Faith and Hope
Testimony of Faith and Hope
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Opening my eyes to life in a wheelchair.
Aaron speaking to 2nd graders about service dogs      It's been over 2 months since I last posted. Moving into our new house has been time consuming to say the least, but we are finally getting into a routine, learning our way around town and meeting great ...
Opening my eyes to life in a wheelchair.
Opening my eyes to life in a wheelchair.
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