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This blog is a record of events in the life of Joseph Taggart and his family since his spinal cord injury while body surfing in Guatemala in January 2006.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

What You Do With It

We like this quote illustrated by MaryEngelbreit. We are all engaged in life at full throttle, especially Joseph.
One of his goals lately is to see if he can get back to being able to take photographs. We met his occupational therapist Nikki Conrad at Pictureline. We experimented with a Monopod which could be attached to his wheelchair between his legs and extended when needed, It would work! Then we tried figuring out how he could move a camera. . . and attached a video fluid head (Fluid head explanation) to the monopod. It would work! Now to take photos with a camera. . the only way it could work is if he could use a remote control to zoom and press the shutter button. Lo, and behold, the new Canon video camera takes 8 megapixel stills and has a full remote control we could velcro to his left arm rest (8 megapixel still shots with a DV camera? Yes, says the HFS10). It would work! Now if we just had the cash . . . but he made progress and now he has a plan.

Award for Community Policing
Denny Bird, Elizabeth's husband was honored this past week by the Logan City Police Department with their community policing award. It is really a wonderful honor. He loves working with the youth in Logan's middle schools and with the community. He loves making a difference in people's lives. They really enjoy living in Cache Valley. The Police Chief Russell Roper is handing Denny the award in the photo. Russ was originally from Grace Idaho and was one of Tim's seminary students back in the day (time does march on).

A Complete M*A*S*H
Joseph started watching the complete M*A*S*H (TV series) last November. Today he completed the last disc.

Grandkids Here, One at a Time
Over last weekend we had Cheyenne here by herself, early in the week Ethan came to stay. What fun to have time with Grandma and Uncle Joe. With special trips shopping (Cheyenne) and the Zoo (Ethan) it was great fun. Uncle Joe found time for each in special ways (trips to the park and walks around the neighborhood). It is starting to be summer and they are enjoying the warm weather.


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Those kids are so stink'n cute! Ethan is looking like a little Denny and Cheyenne a little Liz. I can't believe how much they've grown!

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