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Darren – How did family members respond to the news?

Darren – How did family members respond to the news?

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I mean, they were destroyed.  So my mom, of course, was there 24/7 at the hospital, like, never left my side.  My girlfriend at the time, Faith, who’s now my wife, was like, stuck to me like glue.  And I was just of course like, ... Show More

I mean, they were destroyed.  So my mom, of course, was there 24/7 at the hospital, like, never left my side.  My girlfriend at the time, Faith, who’s now my wife, was like, stuck to me like glue.  And I was just of course like, “Oh my gosh, my life’s over as far as, you know— my girlfriend’s not going to want to be with me.”  But they really just rallied, and were like, all they wanted to do was reassure me that they were going to be there for me to get better.  I even remember my dad who came down, he lived up in northern California, and he was there, and I was just like, “Look, you know, I’m really messed up.  Can you guys just get over not getting along?”—my mom and my dad.  And, you know, they all just kind of said, “Yeah, we’ll put aside all our petty stuff, and just really be there to try to help you.”  So I had super great family support.  

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Darren – How did family members respond to the news?

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Injured in 1993 at age 20, quadriplegic
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I mean, they were destroyed.  So my mom, of course, was there 24/7 at the hospital, like, never left my side.  My girlfriend at the time, Faith, who’s now my wife, was like, stuck to me like glue.  And I was just of course like, “Oh my gosh, my life’s over as far as, you know— my girlfriend’s not going to want to be with me.”  But they really just rallied, and were like, all they wanted to do was reassure me that they were going to be there for me to get better.  I even remember my dad who came down, he lived up in northern California, and he was there, and I was just like, “Look, you know, I’m really messed up.  Can you guys just get over not getting along?”—my mom and my dad.  And, you know, they all just kind of said, “Yeah, we’ll put aside all our petty stuff, and just really be there to try to help you.”  So I had super great family support.  

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