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After a devastating Spinal Cord Injury, I have learned that life can be rich, but it is very different for everyone involved. Family and friends are invaluable. Writing is therapeutic. Advocating is rewarding. There is much research and support out there. This is a glimpse into my journey; it is an on-going one of recovery. This road has become intentional. Please note that there are three pages. One is my typical blog, my personal thoughts on this road to recovery. Pages two and three provide links to “SCI Research” I find promising and “SCI Of Interest” that I believe others would appreciate reading.

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  1. Ross and Sally Dalman
    Mar 21, 2015 @ 15:21:26

    Thinking of you fondly Colleen, first as a friend and later as our daughter Robin’s first teacher. We’ve been praying for you and your family since we heard about the accident. The pictures of you with Pat and Gloria are priceless. Ross & Sally

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  2. Margee Kooistra
    Mar 24, 2015 @ 11:16:00

    Dear, dear Colleen, I’m so eager to follow your blog but for now can’t seem
    to get into it. That’s my frustration for the day – small in contrast to all that
    you live with on a daily basis. I continue holding you and Alan in prayer,
    grateful for your steadfast efforts and for your prayers for each of us.
    With love, Margee Kooistra

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  3. FastHugs
    Mar 24, 2015 @ 15:46:08

    I’m pretty sure you could find the blog by simply touching “home.”

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  4. Margee Kooistra
    Mar 24, 2015 @ 15:59:16

    Thanks so much, dear Colleen, In spite of my incompetence I did get
    into the system and will be looking forward to your blog entries.
    Blessings on you, Margee

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  5. Mel Vogler
    Apr 06, 2015 @ 19:19:59

    Love that little bluebird with the message! Love to you and Alan. The beat goes on at PSERS!!
    Mel

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  6. Sue Demidovich
    Apr 12, 2015 @ 11:07:17

    Dear Collene,
    As usual, your writing’s an inspiration to me, and from the replies, I can see that it’s inspiring to many others, as well. What a triumph for you to experience – because at the very time you need help, you are helping others live though their own trials and stay centered on spiritual guideposts.
    I think ‘determination’ describes so much of your daily life – no – all of your daily life.
    But, throughout your ‘giving’ life, you have shown that same determination towards your family and your work experiences. Determination comes in many forms.
    Keep posting. I need your wisdom, and I expect many others do, too…
    With love, Sue – Shalom to you, too!

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