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“100 out of 100 relationships that involve caregiving fail.” -Dr. Phil Our friends @mattieplummer and @bethanyroseplummer posted a beautiful photo of themselves together with this quote by Dr. Phil. We thought it was a great way to show Dr. Phil (and his viewers ) that many relationships that involve caregiving are successful. If you’re in an interabled relationship and want to join us, post a photo of yourselves with the above Dr. Phil quote and this hashtag: #100outof100 and make sure you tag @drphil Here’s our photo! We’ve been together for three years and have been happily living together for one. If you want to see our latest video about turning down being on Dr. Phil and reacting to his false, damaging comments about interabled couples, click the link in my bio.
NEW VIDEO! Yesterday, during my 8th Spinraza injection, the radiologist had a very hard time getting the needle into the correct spot in my spinal cord. It was not fun, but at least it’s over, and I’m excited to see the increase in strength that always follows these injections! Tonight’s video shares all the behind-the-scenes of my Spinraza injection yesterday!
Tomorrow marks three years since Hannah sent me that magical first email to introduce herself. Immediately, I knew one thing with absolute certainty: I needed more of this person in my life. So much has happened in the three years that followed: laughter, travel, long-distance agony, millions of snuggles and tons of delicious food, and best of all, an (almost ) full year of living together in Minneapolis! To honor and celebrate this big day with you, we are going LIVE on YouTube tomorrow afternoon (3/09 at 3pm EST ) to share some of our favorite photos and moments with you from these past three years. This photo is the first picture we ever took together in person, right after we picked her up from the Philadelphia airport for the first time. I love to look back at it and reminisce because I still feel the happiness in our eyes so palpably. (Shout out to @laurkramer in the back who just wanted to be done with Philly traffic 😂 ) I love you, Hannah : ) See you all tomorrow at 3pm EST!
What Made Me Smile This Week: Monday 2/25: After a long, treacherous year of using a $14 coffee maker, complete with a leaky base that results in spilled coffee 4-6 times each week, we finally decided to upgrade to an elegant $17 model. Dry countertops and living like an aristocrat with our fancy new coffee maker makes me smile. Tuesday 2/26: During a school visit in Minneapolis today, where I shared my children’s book with several classes of K-2nd graders, a very young student asked me “When did you know your disease was going to affect your life?” The thoughtfulness of her question made me smile. Wednesday 2/27: This is quite possibly the most significant accomplishment of my life: I’ve been verified by Instagram and given the highly-coveted blue checkmark next to my username. Now that I’ve reached the pinnacle of human achievement, I can smile knowing that my life has been worthwhile. Thursday 2/28: February, also known as the stupidest month to ever be invented, is over. Getting closer to summer makes me smile. Friday 3/01: My van door broke, but thanks to Hannah’s hulk strength, I did not get trapped inside for the rest of my existence, which made me smile. Saturday 3/02: Homemade hash browns with onions, garlic, and Parmesan cheese made me smile on this lazy Saturday. Sunday 3/03: Seeing so many of your register for the 2019 Laughing At My Nightmare 5K Run, Walk, and Roll makes me smile! This is our biggest event of the year! Whether you attend the event in-person on June 22nd in Bethlehem, PA, or if you sign up as a Virtual Runner to support us from afar, your participation helps us provide vital medical and adaptive equipment to people living with muscular dystrophy! Sign up here: @laughingatmynightmareinc BONUS SMILE IN THE COMMENTS BELOW 👇🏼