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by Codi Darnell

I like to believe I’m more complex than a few words on an “About Me” page could depict but that’s probably wishful thinking. 

I am a 30-ish year old wife and a mom of three from Vancouver, Canada. I was injured in 2016 after falling through an empty stairwell of our house renovation. At the time of my accident, my kids were 6, 4 and 1.5 years old and, while I was heartbroken to miss out on some aspects of motherhood I had always anticipated to experience, I was also determined to only miss out on the things that were absolutely impossible for me. And so began my journey to recovery. 

Within that recovery I leaned on three main things: My husband, my family and writing. The writing eventually lead me to create this blog you have stumbled upon today. I wanted to bring people along in my recovery so that they could learn alongside me. My knowledge of disability was slim, and what I did have was woefully misinformed. I thought if I could help people understand the intricacies of my disability—if I could answer the questions people didn’t want or think to ask—that they would be more inclined to see me instead of the chair. 

Today I still share the nitty gritty details of daily life but, just as my life has become about more than disability, so has my writing. My goal is to tell the story of all of me—a wife, mom and wheelchair user—and do so honestly with, hopefully, a touch of humour here and there. 

Thanks so much for being here on my little corner of the internet.

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