Having a disability can be confusing. It is not as easy as replacing parts on a broken machine. Some disabling injuries are more straightforward. The injury happens, a new normal develops, and life goes on in a different direction with different tools in the toolbox. However, most disabling conditions are far more confusing. Abilities to work fluctuate from day to day (or even hour by hour). Today a medication works great, and tomorrow it may cause severe side affects that are more complicated than the condition being treated. No wonder it is such a challenge to work in spite of a disabling illness or injury!
Traverse City, Michigan is a beautiful place to visit, positioned at the base of the scenic Leelanau peninsula in the heart of cherry growing country. On May 31 you can join the 2014 Walk to Cure Arthritis and stroll along the beautiful Lake Michigan shoreline! It seems appropriate to take a walk in support of arthritis research, since research shows that moving the joints is one of the best treatments for arthritis. So what does this have to do with Karate Kid?