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A quadriplegic getting outfitted with new arms
I've lived through being newly disabled—I can show you the way!
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Julie Hahnke

The Birth of a Charity

You’re in the hospital, but the reality is blurry. You’re floating in and out of consciousness, but the pain meds are so strong, you leave the coping to somebody, anybody

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Julie astride Reyna.
Hero Stories
Julie Hahnke

My Para-equestrian Journey – Part 1

“Para” means in parallel. Just as Paralympics are in parallel with the Olympics (a few weeks later), my para-equestrian efforts are my attempt to master horseback riding with my disabled

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Gala program on a place setting
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Julie Hahnke

Cecropia Strong’s 3rd Annual Gala

On the evening of September 26, Cecropia Strong hosted its 3rd Annual Gala complete with a Silent Auction, a Live Auction, and for the first time a Fund-a-Need event! It

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Cecropia eclosing 2
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Julie Hahnke

Cecropia Eclosing

My friend, Marj Nicholas, wanted her granddaughter to experience Cecropias hatching (the nerdy entomologists refer to it as “eclosing” from pupae!) So I gave her 4 pupae, which she passed

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Hospital Giving
Julie Hahnke

Kids Need Toys At Christmas

I read an article today about the first airplane pilot, in the 1920s, that dropped presents from his airplane to the lighthouse keepers and their families on Christmas morning. “Wincapaw

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Dennis back home with his grandkids
Hospital Giving
Julie Hahnke

Gifts of Hope Beyond Spaulding

It seemed like just yesterday when Marblehead’s Church of Christ minister, Dennis Calhoun, announced his retirement and that he and his wife Susan were moving out to Washington state, to

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Amy's Gifts of Hope in March 2022 at Spaulding Rehab Hospital
Hospital Giving
Julie Hahnke

SRH Patients Say Thank You

The MGH Institute of Health Professions’ students were in force in March when Cecropia Strong delivered “the loot” to Spaulding Rehab Hospital. Left to right: Danny Winters, DPT ’24, Lizzie

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