Laurie Cunningham – Hacks & Tech Tools for Independence
Laurie Cunningham, retired counselor and educator, is married to a wonderful man who had a stroke shortly after his long-awaited retirement. Their journey has been documented in cartoons, which can be found on Instagram (@cartooncoping) and her blog site at https://cartooncoping.wixsite.com/cartooncoping. She writes in honor of World Stroke Day.
The problem with pushing my husband in a wheelchair was that it divided us, both physically and psychologically. We were no longer side-by-side equals. Just as the Coronavirus quarantine has shown parents how hard it is to be a home-schooling teacher, my husband's stroke threw me into the challenging role of being a nurse. I wanted my husband back, and I wanted my old self. My old, free self. Thus began the shopping spree…to find tools that would help us both become more independent.
Read all of Laurie’s tech hacks on her blog.