Starmer Writes Blog About The Struggles And Blessings Of Being In A Wheelchair

By JENNIFER SORENSEN
Former Minden resident Kristi Starmer started a blog about what life is like in a wheelchair, titled “Kristi On The Roll”.
Kristi’s mother Linda Johnson said Starmer suffers from Muscular Dystrophy. MD, she said, is a neurological disease that weakens the muscles.
Starmer said she hoped her blog would broaden the perspectives about people in wheelchairs. On her blog, she discussed her everyday struggles and adjusting to life in a wheelchair after 19 years of walking, she said. She was able to walk due to a surgery at the age of 14 that lengthened her heel cords to make her flatfooted due to her walking on her toes. Before the surgery she was using a wheelchair to get around; after the surgery it was sporadically used, she said. The surgery worked until two years ago, at the age of 32, she was getting weaker and needed to use a wheelchair full-time again.

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