Well, I went to the doctor, and the results of my osteoporosis tests have been confirmed: my numbers are -2.3. Even though that’s technically considered osteoporosis, the doctor is still calling it osteopenia because I’m only 35 years old. My bones still have a few years to grow and reach their peak bone mass. The […]
Recently, when I did some health screenings at my gym, I just found out that I might have osteoporosis. Normally, doctors wouldn’t worry about that at my age, but I have cerebral palsy. This means I have limited mobility and I’m on seizure medication that steals calcium from my bones. I may have to […]
I wrote this when I first started writing. Mister Rogers, (the creator of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood),was born on March 20 1928, and died ion February 27, 2003. I decided to put this on my blog in light of the new movie that’s out in theaters titled, “Won’t You Be my Neighbor?” If you haven’t seen it, […]
Here’s a condensed version of the vase lesson I did with my Awana kids back in October. Originally, I talked about inner beauty, and them seeing themselves as God sees them. Many of the kids go to my church, so I taught the lesson as if everyone was a mature follower of Christ who just […]
Here’s a lesson I did on faith healing with my Awana kids. Enjoy!
This is my friend, Ken Seekers. He’s the one from Michigan who told me the different phrases for every day of the week. That’s me on my 35th birthday in February. Ken, I love our conversations. Thanks for helping me come up with the title! This is my personal care attendant Traci. She gave me […]
This doll was given to me by my occupational therapist when I was 13. My mom found it one day while she was cleaning the attic. It’s called a Hal’s Pals doll. You can’t find them anywhere in stores but similar dolls have been made by other companies and are sold directly through the mail to certain organizations […]
Earlier this month I was asked to speak at the Foundation Board Meeting at the hospital. Here’s the speech I gave. Enjoy! Hi, my name is Rachael Benson. I have cerebral palsy and I’m 34 years old. I’ve been volunteering at Henry Mayo 10 years in July of this year. I’m known as the patient […]
On October 25, 2017, I did my play-doh lesson for my Awana kids. It was fun. They said they could see how my lesson applied to their lives. Then they made their own vases. I really enjoyed it! Here it is!
How do you react when you see someone in a wheelchair? From experience, I’ve found reactions vary. I’ve seen people make eye contact with me, smile, look away and some even want to pray for my physical healing. It happened last Saturday when my mom and I went down to Orange County to visit […]