Learning to Shed the “I Can’ts” of Paralysis and Focusing on the “I Cans”

May 9, 2016   Opinion

New Mobility Magazine | Source

Stephanie-Arrache

Stephanie Arrache sees no reason why she can’t kick in her own way, regardless of her paralysis

Stephanie Arrache is learning to change the “I can’ts” of paralysis into “Maybe I can, if I just do it differently and am proud of what I CAN do!”

It’s May, which means temperatures are back in the 80s and 90s. (At least in California. Sorry East Coast. You’ll be there soon.) This time of year everyone is gearing up for the summer months.

Summer means warm weather and fun times. Letting loose and having BBQs, beach parties and pool parties. Going to rodeos and parades. Longer days and warmer nights. Shedding winter clothes. Shedding those last few stubborn pounds. Shedding work and taking vacations.

For those of us with mobility issues that tend to hold us back from things, I challenge us to shed our “I can’ts.” Most of us have them, even if we never say the words “I can’t.”

Read the full article at New Mobility.