photo by Nell Mednick

About Survivor Mom

I am the surviving, 75 year-old mother of Peter Weisman who died of Duchenne muscular dystrophy in 1980. I wrote a book called Intensive Care: A Family Love Story about the experience. The book is about how a family struggles and often thrives, even under the constant threat of death. This blog is my cyber-sequel. From a survivor's vantage point, I'm going to blog, in honest detail, about how life was then, and how it is now. Expect to feel better.

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Getting into a wheelchair; making the best of a really bad thing

Jan 07, 2013

Peter had to get into a wheelchair. He was falling to his knees, and cracking the back of his head on the floor. These falls were so painful and frequent that he had a permanent egg on the back of his head.

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Jack in the (Wheelchair) Box

Oct 19, 2012

Dressing your wheelchair-bound child for Halloween is a big challenge. Here's a good costume idea.

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