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Vic – How did family members respond to the news?

Vic – How did family members respond to the news?

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My daughter, who was I think three years old, four years old at the time, and she— no fear or anything.  And I had an external fixator on, my leg was out straight in a big thing, I had a turtle shell on, I was a pretty difficult patient.  She had... Show More

My daughter, who was I think three years old, four years old at the time, and she— no fear or anything.  And I had an external fixator on, my leg was out straight in a big thing, I had a turtle shell on, I was a pretty difficult patient.  She had no fear whatsoever, she just crawled right up, and got right in bed next to me, and that just made me cry.  My other son was really too young to really know what was going on.  And the oldest, he was eight, and it hit him the hardest, because we played basketball together, we’d gone camping, fishing, things like that.  And he thought that, “Dad with your broken legs, how are we going to do all that?” that was his first thing.  And I said, “I’ll still be able to shoot some baskets with you, and all that, and throw footballs.”  So we kind of got that agreement, but I just think he was just concerned a lot; he was really scared about me, what was going to happen.

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Vic – How did family members respond to the news?

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Injured in 1996 at age 41, paraplegic
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My daughter, who was I think three years old, four years old at the time, and she— no fear or anything.  And I had an external fixator on, my leg was out straight in a big thing, I had a turtle shell on, I was a pretty difficult patient.  She had no fear whatsoever, she just crawled right up, and got right in bed next to me, and that just made me cry.  My other son was really too young to really know what was going on.  And the oldest, he was eight, and it hit him the hardest, because we played basketball together, we’d gone camping, fishing, things like that.  And he thought that, “Dad with your broken legs, how are we going to do all that?” that was his first thing.  And I said, “I’ll still be able to shoot some baskets with you, and all that, and throw footballs.”  So we kind of got that agreement, but I just think he was just concerned a lot; he was really scared about me, what was going to happen.

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