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Christopher – How did family members respond to the news?

Christopher – How did family members respond to the news?

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I was about 400, 500 miles away, literally at the other end of the state of Illinois, when I was first injured.  And so, not seeing me, and probably only talking to me over the phone, which was the one thing, that was the only thing that they kn... Show More

I was about 400, 500 miles away, literally at the other end of the state of Illinois, when I was first injured.  And so, not seeing me, and probably only talking to me over the phone, which was the one thing, that was the only thing that they knew, until they finally saw me.  When they flew to Memphis, Tennessee, where I was at for probably about three months during my injury, where I spent time in the hospital in critical care, and things like that.  And so, I don’t think it really hit them until they saw me in the hospital of how serious of what had happen at that point in time.  

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Christopher – How did family members respond to the news?

Christopher

Injured in 1980 at age 16, quadriplegic
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I was about 400, 500 miles away, literally at the other end of the state of Illinois, when I was first injured.  And so, not seeing me, and probably only talking to me over the phone, which was the one thing, that was the only thing that they knew, until they finally saw me.  When they flew to Memphis, Tennessee, where I was at for probably about three months during my injury, where I spent time in the hospital in critical care, and things like that.  And so, I don’t think it really hit them until they saw me in the hospital of how serious of what had happen at that point in time.  

Christopher – How did family members respond to the news?
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