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Annie – How did family members respond to the news?

Annie – How did family members respond to the news?

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I was told that my mother like dropped to her knees and was in shock when they came in and said, you know, “she is paralyzed and it’s permanent,” and all of that. And my step grandmom said “we need to call an ambulance for you and take yo... Show More

I was told that my mother like dropped to her knees and was in shock when they came in and said, you know, “she is paralyzed and it’s permanent,” and all of that. And my step grandmom said “we need to call an ambulance for you and take you to a hospital, or you need to stand up.”  And she stood up, and came in and we kept on keeping on because that’s what we do. But, I am very lucky that I have great parents, who made it a priority to make me independent. They joke now that they made me too independent, but it beats the alternative.

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Annie – How did family members respond to the news?

Annie

Injured in 1998 at age 12, paraplegic
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I was told that my mother like dropped to her knees and was in shock when they came in and said, you know, “she is paralyzed and it’s permanent,” and all of that. And my step grandmom said “we need to call an ambulance for you and take you to a hospital, or you need to stand up.”  And she stood up, and came in and we kept on keeping on because that’s what we do. But, I am very lucky that I have great parents, who made it a priority to make me independent. They joke now that they made me too independent, but it beats the alternative.

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