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Mary Ellen – What do you wish you had known at the beginning?

Mary Ellen – What do you wish you had known at the beginning?

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Now, five years out, I'm surprised at how normal our lives have become. To a large extent, we're in many respects to where we were before the accident, and I never in the early years thought for a moment that we would reach that point. Certai... Show More

Now, five years out, I'm surprised at how normal our lives have become. To a large extent, we're in many respects to where we were before the accident, and I never in the early years thought for a moment that we would reach that point. Certainly, we have to do things differently; family vacations are different and there are some things we can do, some things we can't do. But we're still able to pretty much do all the things as a family we did before. And instead of Molly's disability being front and center, it's become sort of a sideline—"Oh yeah, by the way we have to do it differently because of this." It's not front and center any more which is good.

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Mary Ellen – What do you wish you had known at the beginning?

Mary Ellen

Daughter injured in 2005 at age 15, quadriplegic
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Now, five years out, I'm surprised at how normal our lives have become. To a large extent, we're in many respects to where we were before the accident, and I never in the early years thought for a moment that we would reach that point. Certainly, we have to do things differently; family vacations are different and there are some things we can do, some things we can't do. But we're still able to pretty much do all the things as a family we did before. And instead of Molly's disability being front and center, it's become sort of a sideline—"Oh yeah, by the way we have to do it differently because of this." It's not front and center any more which is good.

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