Community: A Love Letter To My Boulder Family

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Approximately 10 years ago one of my oldest and closest friends was getting married. She asked all of her guests to participate in the wedding ceremony by sharing their answers to the statement “Love is…”. Easy! Love is … friends so close you call them family.   Continue Reading

Brain Injury Podcast

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Recently Jon & I were invited to participate in a brain injury podcast by our friend George Thomas from Over The Top Media.  Not only is George going to follow us during our journey in Ellie, but he’s highlighting a special part/reason for our journey which focuses on the concussion Jon sustained from being hit by a car in July of 2013.  Brain injuries, from the mild to the traumatic, have profound impacts on peoples lives and those impacts need to be discussed & exposed because if we don’t, then the darkness that comes with these injuries becomes too much to bare.  If Jon and I can shed a little bit of light, hope, reality on this profoundly complicated topic for survivors and their families, then we will continue to share our experiences and insight. Professionally and personally, brain injuries are woven in to my collective life experience.  My parents have taught me how to do the best with what we have been given and I hope to do the same, even it’s as simple as helping Jon recover and cope with the effects of several concussions.  Have a listen to our interview here as we push back our departure date just a few days in order for necessary upgrades to the heater & battery are made.

*Disclaimer: As a physical therapist, I have never been interviewed or recorded so this piece makes me feel a bit exposed, but I’m with that 🙂   Admittedly I’m a little “off” my PT game in some of my responses due to nerves.  So, medical community, please be gentle. I will get more comfortable and detail oriented as time goes on. Thank you for understanding.