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What’s important for family and friends to understand after a spinal cord injury?

What’s important for family and friends to understand after a spinal cord injury?

Lisa Rosen, MS

Educational Program Manager, Life Center, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

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It's important to understand that the person is the same person. They look different, but they're the same Johnny inside. You know, they have the same wants and desires; they don't want to be a burden to you, they want to be independent. ... Show More

It's important to understand that the person is the same person. They look different, but they're the same Johnny inside. You know, they have the same wants and desires; they don't want to be a burden to you, they want to be independent. So, you need to sometimes, as family members, almost hold up a mirror to them of the kind of person that they were in case they forget, or who they can be, so they don't ever lose sight of that.

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What’s important for family and friends to understand after a spinal cord injury?

Lisa Rosen, MS

Educational Program Manager, Life Center, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

More Videos by Lisa Rosen
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It's important to understand that the person is the same person. They look different, but they're the same Johnny inside. You know, they have the same wants and desires; they don't want to be a burden to you, they want to be independent. So, you need to sometimes, as family members, almost hold up a mirror to them of the kind of person that they were in case they forget, or who they can be, so they don't ever lose sight of that.

What’s important for family and friends to understand after a spinal cord injury?
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