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Tom – Did you ever consider suicide?

Tom – Did you ever consider suicide?

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After spending 36 years without having any problems to become totally disabled, and have the issues that you have, you wonder if it’s really worthwhile to be around.  I contemplated suicide, but the only way I could do it is if I drove my ... Show More

After spending 36 years without having any problems to become totally disabled, and have the issues that you have, you wonder if it’s really worthwhile to be around.  I contemplated suicide, but the only way I could do it is if I drove my wheelchair out in the middle of the street, got hit by a semi or something like that.  That was in the first year after my accident where I sat out on my driveway, watched the semis drive down the highway.  I counted the seconds from the telephone pole to the entrance of the subdivision.  Well, I’d have six seconds to get out in the middle of the street, wouldn’t be able to stop.  You know, don’t think like that anymore.  I’ve got kids, need help, they need a little bit of guidance.  And, I don’t know, I guess after that’s done, it would be I got my wife, what’s she going to do without me?  There’s always  good reasons why not to die.  

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Tom – Did you ever consider suicide?

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Injured in 2004 at age 36, quadriplegic
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After spending 36 years without having any problems to become totally disabled, and have the issues that you have, you wonder if it’s really worthwhile to be around.  I contemplated suicide, but the only way I could do it is if I drove my wheelchair out in the middle of the street, got hit by a semi or something like that.  That was in the first year after my accident where I sat out on my driveway, watched the semis drive down the highway.  I counted the seconds from the telephone pole to the entrance of the subdivision.  Well, I’d have six seconds to get out in the middle of the street, wouldn’t be able to stop.  You know, don’t think like that anymore.  I’ve got kids, need help, they need a little bit of guidance.  And, I don’t know, I guess after that’s done, it would be I got my wife, what’s she going to do without me?  There’s always  good reasons why not to die.  

Tom – Did you ever consider suicide?
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