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Christopher – What was your college experience?

Christopher – What was your college experience?

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When I was young, I would never study, I always skipped school.  But after my injury, I could never stay out of school.  I went to school for psychology, but then I finally chose a remarkable class, was speech communications, because I had ... Show More

When I was young, I would never study, I always skipped school.  But after my injury, I could never stay out of school.  I went to school for psychology, but then I finally chose a remarkable class, was speech communications, because I had the gift to gab.  So being able to communicate was easy for me, but I wanted to do it in a much more, a very precise way, where I could speak in such a way that you’re right to the point.  And I struggled with that for a long time, and so, the best way for me to get out what had happened to me was going to school.  And I met all sorts of people, you know, the way I look at it is the more knowledge that you have, the better you are at communicating what you have inside you to others. And so, college was a great experience for me.  I loved it.  I have a degree in communications, I have a medical billing certificate, I’ve been trained…I also have a teacher’s aide certificate.  You know, school is cool, that’s the way I always looked at it.  And it’s fun because you have that interaction with people; it makes you feel like, you know, like you are able again.

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Christopher – What was your college experience?

Christopher

Injured in 1980 at age 16, quadriplegic
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When I was young, I would never study, I always skipped school.  But after my injury, I could never stay out of school.  I went to school for psychology, but then I finally chose a remarkable class, was speech communications, because I had the gift to gab.  So being able to communicate was easy for me, but I wanted to do it in a much more, a very precise way, where I could speak in such a way that you’re right to the point.  And I struggled with that for a long time, and so, the best way for me to get out what had happened to me was going to school.  And I met all sorts of people, you know, the way I look at it is the more knowledge that you have, the better you are at communicating what you have inside you to others. And so, college was a great experience for me.  I loved it.  I have a degree in communications, I have a medical billing certificate, I’ve been trained…I also have a teacher’s aide certificate.  You know, school is cool, that’s the way I always looked at it.  And it’s fun because you have that interaction with people; it makes you feel like, you know, like you are able again.

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