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Annie – What do you wish you had known at the beginning?

Annie – What do you wish you had known at the beginning?

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I wish that I’d known from the get-go of my spinal cord injury that strangers would come up to you constantly. And the first question they ask is, “What’s wrong with you?” And the second one is, “Can you have sex?” Com... Show More

I wish that I’d known from the get-go of my spinal cord injury that strangers would come up to you constantly. And the first question they ask is, “What’s wrong with you?” And the second one is, “Can you have sex?” Complete strangers, all the time. So, I would say be mindful of that, think of how you’re going to respond because it will happen all the time .An d keep in mind that these are teaching moments even when you don’t want to tell somebody all your business.  And you don’t have to tell anybody, like figure out the answer you’re comfortable with, but have some kind of response on hand that you can throw out because it’s going to happen all the time.

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Annie – What do you wish you had known at the beginning?

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Injured in 1998 at age 12, paraplegic
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I wish that I’d known from the get-go of my spinal cord injury that strangers would come up to you constantly. And the first question they ask is, “What’s wrong with you?” And the second one is, “Can you have sex?” Complete strangers, all the time. So, I would say be mindful of that, think of how you’re going to respond because it will happen all the time .An d keep in mind that these are teaching moments even when you don’t want to tell somebody all your business.  And you don’t have to tell anybody, like figure out the answer you’re comfortable with, but have some kind of response on hand that you can throw out because it’s going to happen all the time.

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