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posted on October 1, 2009 - 3:26pm
When I was 12 years old, I received a diagnosis of Friedreich’s ataxia (FA), a rare neuromuscular disease. That’s also the year I met Ms. Wheelchair Maryland and started to dream of entering the Ms. Wheelchair pageant. But that goal quickly was overshadowed by the usual adolescent things.
posted on January 1, 2007 - 9:27am
QUEST Vol. 14, No. 1
Look! That’s a word I’m used to hearing from young voices. True to form, a boy was staring at me in the Wal-Mart parking lot as the word was spoken. But this time, my nephew Carter was the one saying it, while trying to show the staring boy a giant dinosaur balloon. Carter believed the balloon was much more interesting than his Aunt Katrina. He couldn’t understand why the little boy was looking...