Independent mobility

Many of us take for granted our ability to freely move within our environment and do not realize the devastating impact it can have on our lives when taken away. Diagnoses such as stroke, spinal cord injury, and muscular dystrophy are a few conditions that impact movement and often lead to depression. I challenge you to reflect on your daily life and the challenges you would face if your mobility was impaired. Next time take the stairs instead of the elevator, walk to the store instead of drive, or play on the playground with your children instead of observing and embrace the fact that you have the privilege of independent mobility.

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