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Hold on to Dreams

I’m so excited! I’m one step closer to achieving one of my dreams. I have several, some more achievable than others but this one is particularly important to me.

I dream that one day I will be able to cycle with family and friends.

Teaching myself to ride a cycle has been difficult, particularly with my poor balance. I decided to take baby steps and use a stationary hand cycle on the floor with leg braces attached (see below). I mastered stationary cycling after a lot of practice but I still have difficulty getting my left leg over the top of the rotation.

Enter the mobility assist cycle or E-cycle- this is been another great discovery.

Being able to cycle with others is a particularly important dream to me because my family is fairly athletic and I’ve always wanted to be able to join in on their fun. Too often in the past, my physical limitations precluded doing so and this is been a source of frustration.

In my experience, doing the things I need to do to accept my limitations is essential but staying motivated is as important, if not more so. That is why it’s so important to me to have dreams. In addition, I’ve found that my ability to accept limitation is enhanced by the knowledge that fun things are not outside of my reach.

I’m excited to say that I’m one step closer to achieving this dream. Yesterday, I found someone who builds adaptive tricycles for people with disabilities.

We are meeting next week and I’ll let you know how it goes. In the meantime, don’t forget to hold on tight to your dreams. You never know what’s possible. If I can support you, let me know.

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