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Pete – Where did you get the best financial help?

Pete – Where did you get the best financial help?

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I had health insurance at the time, I was a full time employee and I had health insurance. I chose not to file worker’s comp because I felt responsible for my own actions. My boss did not push me, or push that truck out in front of me for my motorc... Show More

I had health insurance at the time, I was a full time employee and I had health insurance. I chose not to file worker’s comp because I felt responsible for my own actions. My boss did not push me, or push that truck out in front of me for my motorcycle accident to occur. So, I accepted responsibility for that. But my health insurance was there, and covered the main portions of all my rehab stay and all the things that I needed. But I think if I had to say the best financial help that I got was probably the $7,000.00, which doesn’t sound like much, but what made those $7,000.00 more valuable than its face value was where it came from. My friends and family put together a fundraiser and people came out of the woodwork. People who’ve never met me, never been a part of my life, never shared airspace with me came to this event, contributed items to be auctioned, or gave performances, and helped me raise this little $7,000.00 that we used to pay for our driveway, so it would be easier for us to get in and out of the car, and things at home. But that was probably the best, to use that word. That was the best financial help that I got because it inspired in me a more hopeful perspective on humanity itself.

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Pete – Where did you get the best financial help?

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Injured in 2004 at age 33, paraplegic
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I had health insurance at the time, I was a full time employee and I had health insurance. I chose not to file worker’s comp because I felt responsible for my own actions. My boss did not push me, or push that truck out in front of me for my motorcycle accident to occur. So, I accepted responsibility for that. But my health insurance was there, and covered the main portions of all my rehab stay and all the things that I needed. But I think if I had to say the best financial help that I got was probably the $7,000.00, which doesn’t sound like much, but what made those $7,000.00 more valuable than its face value was where it came from. My friends and family put together a fundraiser and people came out of the woodwork. People who’ve never met me, never been a part of my life, never shared airspace with me came to this event, contributed items to be auctioned, or gave performances, and helped me raise this little $7,000.00 that we used to pay for our driveway, so it would be easier for us to get in and out of the car, and things at home. But that was probably the best, to use that word. That was the best financial help that I got because it inspired in me a more hopeful perspective on humanity itself.

Pete – Where did you get the best financial help?
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