Continuing with our series with what Fresh Outlook stands for we are up to “E”. Many times when a person becomes disabled they may want to give up on their dreams, but at least in my opinion, you should expect more from yourself and not less. Just because you may not be able to do things the way you may have done them in the past does not mean you cannot still do them. Many times you will have a period of trial and error to figure out ways to get things done. When you tap into your imagination the sky can be the limit! Take some time to think about all the ways that one task can be accomplished, frankly it can be surprising.
As we continue with our series on what Fresh Outlook stands for we are at R and like I did for the F I’m going to look at two different points of view. We are going to start with resentment since it is only natural that when you become disabled you experience some resentment. I know when I started to lose my sight I was sick and I kept asking why me. I heard of other people with the same condition that I have that went back to work and had no lasting effects. With my condition pseudo tumor cebris only 6% of people lose their sight permantly. Six percent really? Talk about resentment, I had an over abundance of it!
In my last article I wrote about how F stands for fear and how it is natural to have fear after becoming disabled. But after talking with a friend of mine who happens to be totally blind why have the negative word? So how about we take a look at the word Freedom.
mmmmmmm, here’s a picture of all the cookies I made for the bake sale. All bagged up and ready to go!
Yvonne Garris, BSW
Fresh Outlook Coach
Disability Transition Specialist
Helping the disabled realize there is life after disability!
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Author of journal series: Inspiration through Journaling
Author of upcoming book There’s a Truck on My Head: The Grief of Disability
You have been reading posts all week about raising money for Alex’s Lemonade Stand. My neighbor’s daughter Savannah has a life threatening and very aggressive form of blood cancer called T- cell lymphoblastic lymphoma. I just found out last night that they moved here from Kansas just so Savannah could get treatment at CHOP (Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia), Stephanie (Savannah’s mom) told me that CHOP is ranked 2nd in the nation for childhood cancer treatment. I was able to meet their family when they came to pick up the cookies I baked for the bake sale and they are such a nice family. It just breaks my heart when I hear that over the last several decades only 3 new drugs have been developed for childhood cancers! federal research funding for pediatric cancer is dismal, less than 4 cents on every dollar goes to research to fund new drugs and cures for children like Savannah. I know that you probably cannot make it to Lancaster to support the bake sale so I am giving you the link to Savannah’s fund raising page (
Please help this little girl,
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Please help this little girl,
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