The rePurposed Life (LivingFreeWithDisabilities)
Being diagnosed with myotonic dystrophy defines my physical limitations, but it does not define me. At first, it was difficult to walk. Then, I needed a cane. Eventually, an electric wheelchair became my mode of transportation. Living in a mobility-challenged world may structure my daily living, but it does not limit my possibilities. Without the distraction of physical activities, I have found my passions: (1) Encouraging others to live more fully with fun, faith, and hope; (2) finding freedom in oil painting; (3) writing about my experiences; and (4) encouraging others to live more passionately. Disabilities are not limited to those with chronic illnesses. Many able-bodied people have forgotten how to have fun, faith, and hope.