Helping amputees and phantom limb pain

ME AND MY MIRROR

Treating phantom limb pain with free mirrors and mirror therapy ...globally.

General

AIN’T DONE YET

By on Jul 29, 2013 in General

My last push-button entry was a slightly purple sayonara to the Kingdom. I still feel the loss tho it is nice to drink decent beer and ride down my side of the road without a world of shit coming straight at me. I miss it still tho and it comes at me in heady visuals: the boisters of bougainvillea tumbling down to the dirt of even the most fly-blown shit-heel town. The frangipani and flame trees; the breath off the river at dusk. The banana flower salads, the fish amok and the stir-fried morning glory. When most people talk about their experiences in Cambodia they generally mention the people first and I would have to concur. Warm, welcoming, approachable and generally loving. This reason alone in concert with the overwhelming need for lots more help to the tens of thousands of amputees will send me back in a few short months. If fortune and funding smile on me I will stretch my legs a little and head up into Lao, where the situation is, if anything, worse. I’m working on a trip to northern Sri Lanka too, where over 25 years of civil war have left a world of damage. I’m working on some formative and promising partnerships and there are 2 or 3 film documentary crews interested in following me for a spell. So these are promising times. Promising times for the old brain as well; every day we learn a little more about just how damn smart it is. If you enjoyed the read, please feel free to share...

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Master – Pablo Casals

By on Jul 7, 2013 in General, Life in Cambodia, Outreach

“When Pablo Casals, the cellist, was 91 years old, he was approached by a student who asked, ‘Master, why do you continue to practice?’ Casals replied, ‘Because I am making progress.’” from Doidge’s ‘The Brain That Changes Itself’   If you enjoyed the read, please feel free to share...

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Quote – Edward Everett Hale

By on May 26, 2013 in General

I am only one; but still I am one. I cannot do everything; but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that I can do. – Edward Everett Hale (American author, historian, and clergyman, 1822-1909) If you enjoyed the read, please feel free to share...

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