Tag Archives: education

Back at School – but tell me how you really feel!

Summer went by like a fly.  Summer went by so fast it was hard to tell which day was which and how many days were left.  But when the real summer stopped and the nightmare of school began it was … Continue reading

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Tis the Night before the SATs…

Tis the Night before the SATs… and the prayers have been said Zach’s upstairs revising and I’m stressed out of my head The maths sections easy

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Essential Upgrade

Turn the Page – if you have read my blog before you may remember my open letter to  Steve Jobs and request that he and the Apple elves take up the challenge and turn their attention to creating something to … Continue reading

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Paintability

One year ago Chelsea was so lost that she asked me why we had not just let her die. She was 12 at the time. The challenges and angst of a normal teenager trying to cope with the middle school … Continue reading

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Chelsea’s new assistant

Ms Mac’s daughter Lily was at our painting session today and was wonderfully open and curious about Chelsea, helping her to paint and then even cleaning her wheels at the end. She’s definitely hired! (Video below)

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Forget R what about the S Word

Advocating for Chelsea has required me to absorb a huge amount of new information.  Medical and scientific sites are second nature to me and I can google a symptom or concomitant drug reaction with the best of them however the thing … Continue reading

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Painting makes me feel whole again

Why I Paint by Chelsea – reprinted from her blog (here) Painting is helping me express myself through colors.  I paint every Wednesday with Ms. McFadzen in her classroom.  We put tape underneath my wheelchair foot plate so that I have … Continue reading

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