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Annie – Who does the primary caregiving?

Annie – Who does the primary caregiving?

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My family made it a priority to make me independent. So, by the time I went to college, I lived in the dorms my freshman year, and was completely independent and my own primary caregiver. It was a fairly easy transition because I went to Wright State... Show More

My family made it a priority to make me independent. So, by the time I went to college, I lived in the dorms my freshman year, and was completely independent and my own primary caregiver. It was a fairly easy transition because I went to Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, which is one of the most successful schools in the country, which was actually one of the reasons I didn’t want to go there because I knew that it wasn’t really real life. It was a good stepping stone, but I knew it wasn’t like, “Oh, this is really what it’s like to be independent and adult.” I mean, I was 18, you know? Yeah so, it was pretty easy since the campus was accessible, and the dorms were accessible and I didn’t have issues like that. And there was a pretty prominent disabled population. Wright State University has tunnels underground connecting all the buildings, so that if it’s raining or snowing, you don’t have to go outside. That doesn’t happen in real life. You don’t always have covered parking and an accessible bathroom that you can fit in, but Wright State definitely, I suppose, supported my independence more than a regular college would.

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Annie – Who does the primary caregiving?

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Injured in 1998 at age 12, paraplegic
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My family made it a priority to make me independent. So, by the time I went to college, I lived in the dorms my freshman year, and was completely independent and my own primary caregiver. It was a fairly easy transition because I went to Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, which is one of the most successful schools in the country, which was actually one of the reasons I didn’t want to go there because I knew that it wasn’t really real life. It was a good stepping stone, but I knew it wasn’t like, “Oh, this is really what it’s like to be independent and adult.” I mean, I was 18, you know? Yeah so, it was pretty easy since the campus was accessible, and the dorms were accessible and I didn’t have issues like that. And there was a pretty prominent disabled population. Wright State University has tunnels underground connecting all the buildings, so that if it’s raining or snowing, you don’t have to go outside. That doesn’t happen in real life. You don’t always have covered parking and an accessible bathroom that you can fit in, but Wright State definitely, I suppose, supported my independence more than a regular college would.

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