Category Archives: Disability

Accept the things I cannot change and the courage to change the things I can…

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Born free

No limb, no limits, no problems for me Those silly meat limbs, no, I’m meant to be free. Who needs ten fingers or toes or two feet? Maybe even my arms are limiting me. They flop all around when I … Continue reading

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Coach’s Corner – By Chris Cook

Below is an original article written by the Tucson Renegades Coach, Chris Cook.  It served as the inspiration for my more detailed account of my first year in Quad Rugby: 38 Year-Old Rugby Rookie Tucson Renegades Rugby Article Featuring Our … Continue reading

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38 Year-Old Rugby Rookie

Back in 2009, I was alone in a bar near the University of Arizona, talking to my then-girlfriend on the phone. Out of the corner of my eye, I saw 3 guys in wheelchairs playing pool. For whatever reason I … Continue reading

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Wheelchairs, I’ve had a few

When I was four years old my father gave my brother a skateboard. It took him about 10 minutes to hit his face on the ground. There was blood but thankfully no need for stitches. He could have given up … Continue reading

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What is in a name?

Amputee, limb deficient, disabled, handicapped, differently abled, special, God’s children, thalidomide baby, war veteran, crippled, stumpy, deformed, birth defect, a burden, incomplete, helpless, gimp, freak… Sometimes a name is used to hurt, sometime they are used because we don’t have … Continue reading

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Don’t Get the Wrong Impression…

Frequently I run into people who have an idea of who I am long before they talk to me.  Many think I am a poor guy down on his luck, a war veteran with a chip on his shoulder, or … Continue reading

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