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The Top 10 Things I Learned in 2018

As I’ve shared in previous posts in years past, I try to focus on what I learned each year and how my life is better for it. Challenges and set-backs and flat-out failures can be hard to accept, and sometimes it’s not until years later that I see how that experience got me to a […]

A Memorable Night at the Women’s Media Center Awards

We’re in a galvanizing time for women in America. Women are running for office, raising their voices, and speaking up against injustices. The Women’s Media Center was founded by Gloria Steinem, Jane Fonda, and Robin Morgan on that principle – to help raise the visibility and decision making power of women in media and ensure […]

By |November 10th, 2018|Disability, Amputee, Media|0 Comments

The Top 10 Things I Learned in 2017

As I’ve shared in previous posts, for better or for worse, each year helps teach us something about ourselves and the world around us – whether it’s a memory that we’ll look back on fondly, or an experience or decision we’ll gladly leave behind for good. I think many of us will look back on […]

Smarter Together – A Night Celebrating Science and Curiosity at the American Museum of Natural History


I was recently invited to attend the Merck KGaA’s “Smarter Together” event celebrating its 125 years of science and discovery. The fact that the event was in the American Museum of Natural History made the fourth grader inside of me particularly giddy, as I walked through the menagerie of wooly mammoths and elephants I’d passed so often […]

By |October 25th, 2015|Disability, Amputee, Science, Discovery|0 Comments

Swimming with the Challenged Athletes Foundation

As a kid, I was always a pretty avid swimmer. We didn’t have a pool in our backyard (a pipe-dream of mine), but during the summer we were never far from a beach or a local pool. My parents called me their “little fish” and would swish me around the water while singing On Moonlight Bay. […]

By |June 28th, 2015|Disability, Athletics, Amputee|1 Comment