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posted on July 1, 2007 - 1:51am
When the high school speech team sent out a plea for chaperones to accompany 11 teenagers, including our son, on an overnight trip from New Orleans to Lafayette, La., my husband and I volunteered. The speech coach reserved the hotel rooms and specifically requested a "handicapped” room for us. As we pulled off the highway into the hotel’s parking lot, it was obvious the property was old but not...
posted on January 1, 2007 - 3:12pm
QUEST Vol. 14, No. 1
Ten years ago, in 1997, I stopped walking and started using a three-wheeled Amigo scooter. My myotonic muscular dystrophy had finally done me in (or so I thought). Before that, I'd circled the globe. I'd been up the Swiss Alps and down the Grand Canyon. I'd walked the back streets of Bangkok and Unter den Linden, the main street of Berlin. But now I was sunk. I couldn't go anywhere, and my days...