Lucky Break: A Love Story
“Lucky Break: A Love Story” by Belinda Ann Begley is a captivating true story about how Begley met, fell in love, and shared an amazing life with the late Kirk Kilgour, a C4 complete quadriplegic – the result of an accident while training with the Italian National Volleyball Team in 1976 (at age 28) – with no movement below the shoulders.
Reading the book about Kilgour’s life, one is reminded of “The Most Interesting Man in the World” commercials. A similar commercial featuring Kilgour would play something like this: “He has coached five volleyball Olympic gold medalists. He travels... [Read More]
Transfers, Travel Tips and Bladder Management On A Crowded Flight
I’ve always enjoyed traveling. One of my favorite movies is the 2009 comedy-drama “Up in the Air.” I easily identify with the main character, Ryan Bingham, played by George Clooney. Bingham, who loves his job although it requires him to fly around the country, has a goal of accumulating 10 million frequent flyer miles, putting him in lofty company, indeed. In the late 80’s through the 90’s, I had a job where I found myself on a different flight four or more times a week, and I loved it. While Clooney’s character briskly walked through airports, I, as a T10 complete para, was much... [Read More]