Just heard that term yesterday when I was doing a guest lecture at a Medical Anthropology class at the University of Alberta. So here’s the deal. When you are faced with a long term chronic disease, or have had your normal life taken away by a crippling event people have basically two directions to go. One is you can withdraw from society and close yourself up and go ‘within’ to deal with the new condition and change in life. The other direction is to turn it outward and do things that are beyond what you would have done or did in your previous healthy life. I was described as a super crip, and it was in my opinion an overstated description but I think that all of you are. We have a mission to do great things and I believe with all my heart that we can accomplish this mission and that our accomplishment is dependent on us working together. So gather together super crips and lets change the world.

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