Wednesday, June 8, 2011
It’s funny, when I started this blog it was with the intention of helping the newly SCI victim regain their sense of self esteem, worth, image and confidence. To show them through my own experiences that they after their injury they are still beautiful, intelligent, athletic, sexy, artist, WHOLE individuals that whatever they were before they still possess all those qualities AND more. That NO dream is out reach if they are willing to try things a new way or perhaps a harder way, that we are NOT cripples, we are SUPERSTARS! And that we don’t just sit in wheelchairs, we ride in CHARIOTS!
I’ve said these words a hundred times but forgot too many times to apply these principals to myself and my own life. Until recently when I had through networking this blog the pleasure of meeting two young ladies who are also quadriplegics, though injured much higher in the cervical vertebrae than I am. That means they have much less use of their muscles andmust use a ventilator to help them breath. Their injuries are similar to Christopher Reeves. They are paralyzed from the neck down yet their dispositions are so positive and upbeat it was an absolute blessing having found their websites and making their acquaintances. Their names are Heather and Jenni and how they maintain so optimistic and lighthearted attitudes is an inspiration to me and should be to you.
I feel like the newbie needing some encouragement instead of the seasoned veteran who took a trip through hell and lived to tell about it. These are the inexplicable coincidences that allow me to believe that Lori is NOT running the show. I hope my new friends are doing well and still feeling joyful. I would like them both to know they have helped rekindle my passion for helping the newly injured according to my mission statement. Thank you beautiful ladies and good night…
P.S. if you’re interested in reading Heather’s or Jenni’s blog, they are in pictured in my followers. Just click on their picture and their blog will be listed.