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Molly – How did you handle going back to school?

Molly – How did you handle going back to school?

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I was really excited to go back to school.  From the beginning, I wanted to stay up with my classes so that I could jump right back in.  And, I was really excited to just kind of, hopefully, slide back into the normal high school routine. &... Show More

I was really excited to go back to school.  From the beginning, I wanted to stay up with my classes so that I could jump right back in.  And, I was really excited to just kind of, hopefully, slide back into the normal high school routine.  I was a little nervous about—I felt like everyone knew who I was, because I was the only girl in a wheelchair at my high school, and I was a little nervous about that.  And, a little nervous about how people would treat me.  But, I kind of decided that if I just went in and acted normally people would be normal towards me, and it worked out really well.  My high school friends were great, and they did a really good job making me not feel like I was a pain to hang out with or anything.  They used to argue who would drive my wheelchair, and get to push me, and carry me in and out of buildings.  That was really good of them, they were good to me.  My teachers were good.  My high school was really accommodating, and they sent teachers to the hospital to tutor me while I was there.  And then, they helped me arrange my schedule when I got back to school, so I could leave early to do therapy.  All my teachers were just really nice, especially with extra time on tests, and things that would take me longer, everyone was really understanding.  Yeah, I graduated on time.  It took a couple years of summer school and I did one class as an independent study.  But, I graduated on time with my brother and my friends, so that was good.

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Molly – How did you handle going back to school?

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Injured in 2005 at age 15, quadriplegic
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I was really excited to go back to school.  From the beginning, I wanted to stay up with my classes so that I could jump right back in.  And, I was really excited to just kind of, hopefully, slide back into the normal high school routine.  I was a little nervous about—I felt like everyone knew who I was, because I was the only girl in a wheelchair at my high school, and I was a little nervous about that.  And, a little nervous about how people would treat me.  But, I kind of decided that if I just went in and acted normally people would be normal towards me, and it worked out really well.  My high school friends were great, and they did a really good job making me not feel like I was a pain to hang out with or anything.  They used to argue who would drive my wheelchair, and get to push me, and carry me in and out of buildings.  That was really good of them, they were good to me.  My teachers were good.  My high school was really accommodating, and they sent teachers to the hospital to tutor me while I was there.  And then, they helped me arrange my schedule when I got back to school, so I could leave early to do therapy.  All my teachers were just really nice, especially with extra time on tests, and things that would take me longer, everyone was really understanding.  Yeah, I graduated on time.  It took a couple years of summer school and I did one class as an independent study.  But, I graduated on time with my brother and my friends, so that was good.

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