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

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

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I didn’t know that there were so many people who I could relate to what I was going through.  I didn’t know how to get in touch with those people.  I knew of support groups, but I really didn’t know what that meant.  ... Show More

I didn’t know that there were so many people who I could relate to what I was going through.  I didn’t know how to get in touch with those people.  I knew of support groups, but I really didn’t know what that meant.  If I had known then what it meant, I would’ve taken advantage of it because it would’ve helped us know that we weren’t alone.  And sometimes, disability can really at times make you feel alone because in your home, you’re the only one who’s there.  When you’re out in the real world, you’re one of millions of people, and you don’t know that maybe around the corner, there’s someone in a similar situation as you.  So, if I had really known that there were groups of people and places we could go to feel like this was our second home, I think we could’ve managed our difficulties a little better.  

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

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Son injured in 2007 at age 17, paraplegic
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I didn’t know that there were so many people who I could relate to what I was going through.  I didn’t know how to get in touch with those people.  I knew of support groups, but I really didn’t know what that meant.  If I had known then what it meant, I would’ve taken advantage of it because it would’ve helped us know that we weren’t alone.  And sometimes, disability can really at times make you feel alone because in your home, you’re the only one who’s there.  When you’re out in the real world, you’re one of millions of people, and you don’t know that maybe around the corner, there’s someone in a similar situation as you.  So, if I had really known that there were groups of people and places we could go to feel like this was our second home, I think we could’ve managed our difficulties a little better.  

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