Recently I was won over by Chia seeds! Emily has enjoyed them for a while but it took a coconut milk recipe one breakfast to entice me…but why the simplest Chia seed recipe?
Address the day, just the day in front of you. Be optimistic after SCI even if logic defies it.
A tradesman reminded me how tedious it is being stuck indoors. It reinforced Emily’s independence after SCI as she left the house to catch a wheelchair accessible bus (M30) to Sydney University leaving me behind.
Driving after Spinal Cord Injury
You can imagine my delight as Emily started on the road to recover her driving licence 3 years after her spinal cord injury. We arrived for the initial assessment. I had packed a lunch and a book so stayed in the comfort of the office while Emily hit the streets!
Modern science has overcome so much but spinal cord injury (SCI) is complex. Don’t miss out on life while waiting for a SCI cure.
Emily and I chose an unknown path recently …….
I collected our team bibs for City2Surf2015 and started to get excited, less than 48 hours!!
We had our last training session on Wednesday which went well except very breezy which meant Emily and Cobie both felt cold. We had a group discussion about layering up for Sunday. I can assure you all now that there will be no shedding of clothes when these two race! Keeping warm is an issue as a wheelchair user. Continue reading
The choices we make everyday define us as people. We actively display our attitudes, values and beliefs which reveal our strengths and weaknesses, our compassion and our integrity.Our choices are worn on our sleeves for all to observe. Continue reading
Emily and Cobie spent a third Sunday rolling around Centennial Park being followed by their hairy coach! Beastie keeps the pace up while rehydrating at every opportunity, she manages to juggle being social while barking orders – all good leadership skills!
We made good time and allowed ourselves a coffee stop to talk tactics. Basically we aim to walk, roll the 14 km course on Sunday 9th August from Sydney city center to Bondi surf hence City2Surf while raising funds and awareness for ParaQuadNSW.
The team is supportive of Emily and Cobie but these two girls want to push themselves along the route. Cobie completed the race in 2013 so wants to beat her original time. Emily is in her inaugural race so will celebrate finishing as her goal.
Both girls want to raise awareness of ParaQuadNSW – an organisation that supports people with spinal cord injury in the community. As ParaQuadNSW members each has through application received funding to study at University.
If you would like to sponsor Emily please click here