October 2018

A Football Dream Transformed

A Football Dream Transformed

Football has always been a love of mine. Since before I could walk I was mesmerized by the game. As a young child I dreamed about being an NFL player as I would play pickup games with friends and family. At the age of 12 my dream went out the window when I was diagnosed with Friedreich's Ataxia (FA), a rare neuromuscular disease. The disease is progressive, so not only did I lose my ability to walk over time, I also began to have trouble with my speech and other fine motor skill functions.

Posted on 10/9/2018 | 0 comments


Walk 930 Feet in My Shoes

Walk 930 Feet in My Shoes

I was in a car accident in 2005, which, along with many other injuries, broke three vertebrae and damaged my spinal cord. I had an incomplete spinal cord injury (SCI) at T-11. I've been walking short distances over the years, but have had many setbacks due to various things, mostly related to the trauma I experienced in 2005. It's always been one step forward, two steps back. I felt like my progress in terms of movement had reached a plateau.

Posted on 10/2/2018 | 0 comments


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10/1/2018 | Maur
I have phased out crutches & now a broken FIT ME JUST RIGHT quickie char. I cannot find the seat ...

9/5/2018 | Cynthia Hill
Beautifully told Chelsea! You and Maurice have done an amazing job always reminding Karina she ca...

9/4/2018 | Tricia Armstrong
Chelsea- What you do everyday for your daughter-lifts up everyone around her. She was a gift to ...

9/4/2018 | Cindy Dominick
So proud of you Chelsea! You advocated for your daughter and now they have a whole class dedicate...

8/20/2018 | Kimi Soni
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