Watch Taja’s fantastic rap. Wheelchair football is liberating for football-loving boys and young men with Duchene Muscular Dystrophy and other disabling conditions. And it brings a whole new level of meaning to the beautiful game. Accompanied by musicians from the CBSO and a choir from Joseph Leckie Community College in Walsall that features Taja’s amazing rap, Bradley tells it how it is. A Rosetta Life Acorns Hospice collaboration.
In August of 2004, Jason Crigler, one of New York’s most sought-after guitarists, suffered an AVM brain hemorrhage while playing a show in Manhattan. He was rushed to the hospital where doctors told Jason’s family, “Even if he lives through the night, there won’t be much left of the man you know.”
Jason’s pregnant wife and the rest of his family refused to accept the dire prognosis. Convinced that Jason was “there,” his family mounted an intensive and intimate course of rehabilitation that would force Jason’s doctors to reconsider the factors that inspire recovery.
Jason and his sister Marjorie have developed a powerful multimedia presentation that explains how and why Jason recovered. Drawing on their unique, personal experience, they show how intense family involvement makes the difference in a positive recovery. While Marjorie speaks from the family’s point of view, Jason offers a survivor’s perspective on the challenges he faced.
For more information, visit www.defyingtheodds.net
By redcurls November 28, 2011
When I was diagnosed with MS I had lost most of the vision in one eye with Optic Neuritis and the dizziness was frightening having to drive on a busy highway each day to work. There were times I couldn’t tell if my car had stopped or not and working with abused mothers and their children I was always afraid of running over a child coming or going from my office. I got my sight back but started a long relapsing and remitting, in and out of the hospital experience. I had been very active in writing and illustrating my stories for the children that I worked with. I taught art classes to encourage their creativity. I had begun getting ready for my own art showing but felt like I would never be able to paint or sketch again. I went to sleep with tears, I had closed the door to my art studio with paintings half finished. I couldn’t handle the small details of my painting anymore. I dreamed that I saw myself painting and I was painting to music …it was SO REAL. I awoke and went into my studio at midnight and took out [...] continue the story
A group of seniors with Parkinson’s disease is getting a much needed reprieve from the debilitating symptoms that haunt their daily lives. Erica Hill reports along with fitness expert, Sarah Robichaud.
December 12, 2009
Music moves me. I love everything from Faure’s Requiem to The Clash, and best of all cheesy disco. I have rhythm and I can dance!
Oh yes I still can. But with PD music is so much more than it’s uplifting, motivating it can help you to escape. And it has saved me when I needed it most. We can all find a place for it in our lives. Remember the first album you bought, running to catch top of the pops. And that pull out poster of David Essex!
From today try this if your spirits are low – play something you love loud, drown out the world and enjoy!
Colleen Henderson-Heywood October 11, 2010
More from Take One Minute