On the eve of eye surgery

I took these videos because I never want to forget or disvalue what my life was life before.  I’ve tried to hold back all expectations, mostly because I can't imagine what it would be like to live as someone who is more sighted (if the surgery goes well) than I am now, but also because I now realize how the weight of striving to be "normal" has cost me.

Eighteen

This post is my response to Day 6 of The Health Activist Writer’s Month Challenge hosted by WeGo Health.  Today’s prompt: Write a letter to an older you (tell us what age you're writing to!).  What do you want to ask yourself? What lesson do you want to make sure you remember?  I am going to … Continue reading Eighteen

SickKids Teddy Bear Clinic: helping improve children’s hospital experience

Acie my stuffed sheepdog with hospital bracelet on it's ear

The other day as I was scrolling through my Twitter feed when I came across a very touching story that not only resounds with me personally, but also demonstrates patient and family centred care in action. The story was a CityNews segment from March 13th 2012 about a Teddy Bear Clinic taking place at Sick … Continue reading SickKids Teddy Bear Clinic: helping improve children’s hospital experience