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Minna – How did you handle going back to work?

Minna – How did you handle going back to work?

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Before my injury, I was a stay-at-home mom, thought about working was something that was never in my mind. And, I was very happy with that and I never thought I had to work for a living as crazy as that sounds. But, after my injury, when my husband d... Show More

Before my injury, I was a stay-at-home mom, thought about working was something that was never in my mind. And, I was very happy with that and I never thought I had to work for a living as crazy as that sounds. But, after my injury, when my husband died, I had to change my way of thinking because it was “have to” not “want to.” And I started working because I needed healthcare because I did not qualify for any assistance. So, for me, I needed to have health insurance for my family when my COBRA ran out. And so, for me, it wasn’t like, “Oh, what am I good at?” It was more like, “Where can I get a job that will give me 17.5 hours?” And I kind of started off with that. Bcause it didn’t matter how much I got paid, my objective was to get health insurance for me and my kids because of pre-existing conditions. It was just too expensive to get healthcare privately.

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Minna – How did you handle going back to work?

Minna

Injured in 1999 at age 35, paraplegic
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Before my injury, I was a stay-at-home mom, thought about working was something that was never in my mind. And, I was very happy with that and I never thought I had to work for a living as crazy as that sounds. But, after my injury, when my husband died, I had to change my way of thinking because it was “have to” not “want to.” And I started working because I needed healthcare because I did not qualify for any assistance. So, for me, I needed to have health insurance for my family when my COBRA ran out. And so, for me, it wasn’t like, “Oh, what am I good at?” It was more like, “Where can I get a job that will give me 17.5 hours?” And I kind of started off with that. Bcause it didn’t matter how much I got paid, my objective was to get health insurance for me and my kids because of pre-existing conditions. It was just too expensive to get healthcare privately.

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