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Peace Please

I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid. 191 more words


Smuggs Ice Fest and Thermal Management

Despite my usual anxieties about these group events, I drove up to Jeffersonville, VT (a bit outside Burlington, VT) for the annual Smuggs Ice Fest, held at Smugglers Notch. 597 more words

Ice Climbing


Putting myself into the position of being able to train full time has very much changed my day to day lifestyle.  Well I suppose breaking my back did that and throwing myself into canoeing was how I dealt with it but either way my days are spent living in quite a small world. 887 more words

Spinal Cord Injury

More Days of Numbness and Wanting to Die

So the nurse that discharged me said that the numbness and tingling in my torso and leg would be gone within 4 – 6 hours of the procedure; 48 hours later it was still there.   858 more words


149,760 Minutes of Feeling Lost

149,760 minutes, 104 days or 3 months 12 days, no matter how you calculate it, that’s how long it’s been since normal took a walk on me…a walk away. 1,136 more words


How electronic tissue could help paralyzed people walk again

One of the biggest challenges facing next-generation electrode implants – think cochlear implants that have revolutionized the approach to restoring hearing – is that there is often a “mechanical mismatch” between soft tissues and stiff implants. 815 more words

About Me

Hi, I’m Tanya and I have a spinal cord injury.  A long-time graduate in the making, I celebrated my 20 year high school reunion a month before completing my last undergrad final exam, graduating from Northwood University, Summa Cum Laude, (Hey, I figured if it was going to take so long I might as well be perfect). 227 more words