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Mark – How did family members respond to the news?

Mark – How did family members respond to the news?

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I think about my family all the time.  My parents were in their senior citizens meeting, and one of my brothers had to go get them to tell them that I was shot.  That fact that I have four brothers and two of them were cops, I was probably ... Show More

I think about my family all the time.  My parents were in their senior citizens meeting, and one of my brothers had to go get them to tell them that I was shot.  That fact that I have four brothers and two of them were cops, I was probably not the one that they expected to be getting shot.  Again, I think about my mom, what she had to hear, and my parents rushing to the hospital to see what had happened.  But, I also think once I woke up, and as I continued to go through rehab, that I realized real quickly that I kind of set the tone for them.  If I showed that this was okay, I can deal with this, and I’m going to still live life, and move on, and smile and be the same guy, just sitting down.  That helped them accept it.  

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Mark – How did family members respond to the news?

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Injured in 1996 at age 28, paraplegic
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I think about my family all the time.  My parents were in their senior citizens meeting, and one of my brothers had to go get them to tell them that I was shot.  That fact that I have four brothers and two of them were cops, I was probably not the one that they expected to be getting shot.  Again, I think about my mom, what she had to hear, and my parents rushing to the hospital to see what had happened.  But, I also think once I woke up, and as I continued to go through rehab, that I realized real quickly that I kind of set the tone for them.  If I showed that this was okay, I can deal with this, and I’m going to still live life, and move on, and smile and be the same guy, just sitting down.  That helped them accept it.  

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