A little blurb from the newsletter of Abilities United speaking of the past event with Dorothy Fadiman “Meeting Challenges” United by abilities: the capacity to overcome challenges! Concentric Media and filmmaker Dorothy Fadiman joined forces with Abilities United to host a film festival debut of “The Annie Gill Story” as well as present three additional… [read more]
4th Dan Aikikai, Ms. Molly Hale has joined our Board of Consulting Instructors to represent the art of Aikido. Having studied as both a traditional and adaptive martial artist, Ms. Hale brings a unique perspective to our community. In July 1984, Molly attended a 10-day, body oriented psychotherapy study called Lomi Work and was introduced… [read more]
Read this article by WHILL about Molly’s recovery and what we do at Ability Production.
The worst is behind me, and for all of you who are following this story, the worst is behind us all. There have been moments when, in the remembering and the telling of this story, I have had to take deep breaths to calm myself down. A number of the details and events and happenings,… [read more]
In the week before Molly’s accident, she knew something was going to happen. She just didn’t know what. She said that there were all of these indicators during the week-long Aikido retreat preceding her accident that in retrospect, had filled her with a sense of something coming and something about to happen. Mostly, she found… [read more]
With all of the people coming in and out of the rehab ward at Stanford, many of them touching and massaging Molly’s body, it opened up a new world of sensation. It also opened up a new world of no sensation, because Molly didn’t have any from the neck down. Let me re-phrase that. Molly… [read more]
There was a steady stream of people coming into rehab every day and night to see Molly now. The nurses were used to patients getting visitors, but only for a short time, and then there would normally be a big drop off in visitors. But with Molly, there was no drop off, just a steady… [read more]
The first week in rehab … someone tried to move Molly by grabbing her halo and using it as a handle. It was painful when the halo was moved like that. It was attached to Molly’s head by those 4 pointed screws, so if the halo moved at those points, it really hurt … and… [read more]