Mommin’ on Wheels: Ambulatory Wheelchair User With Spina Bifida & Tethord Cord Syndrome
The fellas sit down for a chat with Reedan, an ambulatory wheelchair user and bad ass mother of four from Squamish, BC, who has mastered the art of taking back her bodily autonomy and defying expectations. Reedan’s long-form diagnosis reads like a medical encyclopedia — Spina Bifida Meningocele, Tethord Cord syndrome with Adhesive Arachnoiditis, Surgically Fused Scoliosis, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, and a few other skeletal surprises along with Celiac disease. There will be a quiz on this at the end of class so pay attention. As a disabled parent, Reedan wants to set the record straight—being a wheelchair user doesn’t mean parenting is terrible or harder, just wonderfully different. She’ll share the eyebrow-raising moments she’s had, from medical staff’s jaw-dropping reactions to her pregnancies (“Can she handle all those kids?”) to the curious comments she receives in public.
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