Date: April2018

Words by Julie - Living Life With Paralysis

Who says it always rains in Vancouver?

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Who says it always rains in Vancouver?

I wanted to write everyday, but there has been so much to do here in Vancouver, it has not been possible. I wanted to tell you all the details of what I have been learning and about all the people I have met – but I can’t keep up! I’ve even had homework! Ella and […]

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Like a tortoise on his back

Like a tortoise on his back

On our first full day here in Vancouver we visited the Vancouver Aquarium (along the with all the other Vancouver families trying to escape the rain). We ran into this guy in the rain forest exhibit. He was really having a hard time trying to get up onto his feet, he was actually going in […]

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The blind leading the blind

The blind leading the blind

Literally. This was an exercise that we did on day one, they called it “disability simulation”. One group was given a visual impairment, one group was given a wheelchair and the other experienced what it was like to have hearing loss. I wish I had a picture of what went on, but I don’t, so […]

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Thoughts a-flying

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Thoughts a-flying

We’re on board! Ella and I are set to fly to Vancouver – it’s early, and we missed having time to stop and get a coffee or breakfast before we had to board (even though we were up at 4 am). They were paging “passenger Julie Sawchuk” when we were still at security! (I have […]

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