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Jim – Where did you get the best financial help?

Jim – Where did you get the best financial help?

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I’ve been lucky because I’ve been granted a lot of things that people may not have. I mean the resources that are available to me are not going to be available to everyone else. And I was able to have this house retro-fitted to my injury;... Show More

I’ve been lucky because I’ve been granted a lot of things that people may not have. I mean the resources that are available to me are not going to be available to everyone else. And I was able to have this house retro-fitted to my injury; I have 24-hour nursing care. I have a ranch house, and I’m able to, I have a larger room, we were able to build a room out for myself. But I have a track in the ceiling and we use a portable lift that works very well, and I can go right from my bed right into a bathroom, or, you know, shower area and go down into a shower chair and shower. And the house is all one level, there really aren’t any barriers in my way, except the door thresholds, which are kind of a pain in the ass, but, you know what there’s, you know what, if you get this injury, there’s going to be a lot of things that are a pain in your ass, you know you, you just have to deal with them. And I have a very, very large van. You know, sometimes I feel very guilty for the resources that I have available to me that a lot people don’t have. I was a police officer, and I was injured in the line of duty. And basically I’m, I’m a, workmen’s comp case, and since the city is self insured, the city provides me for all of my care, which would only be appropriate or seems right. But I’ve been, like I said, very, very fortunate that I have these resources available to me, and I know it.

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Jim – Where did you get the best financial help?

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Injured in 1996 at age 31, quadriplegic
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I’ve been lucky because I’ve been granted a lot of things that people may not have. I mean the resources that are available to me are not going to be available to everyone else. And I was able to have this house retro-fitted to my injury; I have 24-hour nursing care. I have a ranch house, and I’m able to, I have a larger room, we were able to build a room out for myself. But I have a track in the ceiling and we use a portable lift that works very well, and I can go right from my bed right into a bathroom, or, you know, shower area and go down into a shower chair and shower. And the house is all one level, there really aren’t any barriers in my way, except the door thresholds, which are kind of a pain in the ass, but, you know what there’s, you know what, if you get this injury, there’s going to be a lot of things that are a pain in your ass, you know you, you just have to deal with them. And I have a very, very large van. You know, sometimes I feel very guilty for the resources that I have available to me that a lot people don’t have. I was a police officer, and I was injured in the line of duty. And basically I’m, I’m a, workmen’s comp case, and since the city is self insured, the city provides me for all of my care, which would only be appropriate or seems right. But I’ve been, like I said, very, very fortunate that I have these resources available to me, and I know it.

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