International Ataxia Awareness Day

13599_10152235192912382_6763501254381231866_nToday is International Ataxia Awareness Day. Back in June of 1998 I had never heard the word. However, by the following month, the word “Ataxia” had become all too familiar. It was really scary for a mother of a 2-year old and a 5-month old baby. But now I look at my now 19 and 17-year old and realize how much we’ve spread the word.  We have reached countless playmates and their parents, classmates and teammates. Not to mention all the groups I’ve participated in over the years. However, there are still lots of people out there that have never heard the word “Ataxia”.

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Word of the Day – rubberneck

rubbernecker1Today’s word is rubberneck. We’ve all seen these people on the highway as they gawk at the accident on the side of the road.

I have found that when I walk around with Denim at my side, I also become an oddity worth staring at.  However I have  chosen to use this opportunity to spread awareness of my Ataxia as I explain to the onlookers what she does for me.

Sunshine and Chaos’s Sunday Quotes – BEGINNINGS

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Denim at Service Dog Project in Ipswich

Today’s quotes, https://sunshineandchaos.wordpress.com/2015/04/05/sunday-quotes-beginnings-2/ , are about BEGINNINGS.  The one that rang true for me was: “Every day is a new beginning. Treat it that way. Stay away from what might have been and move on. Don’t let negative words or actions of others affect your smile. Decide that today is going to be a good day.” – Unknown 

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